Local leaders undergo leadership training

BUGESERA - Vice Mayors in Charge of Social Affairs countrywide this week began a week-long leadership development course in Bugesera District.According to a statement from the Ministry of Local Government, this is the second phase of the leadership development training, which is facilitated by experts from Singapore.
 Local Government Minister James Musoni.The New Times /File
Local Government Minister James Musoni.The New Times /File

BUGESERA - Vice Mayors in Charge of Social Affairs countrywide this week began a week-long leadership development course in Bugesera District.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Local Government, this is the second phase of the leadership development training, which is facilitated by experts from Singapore.

The first training targeted mayors.

“We want you to draw your baseline now and to show a level of added value at the end of this training,” James Musoni, Minister of Local government told leaders.

He added that to become successful transformational leaders, local government officials must be characterised by a high level of discipline.

Musoni stressed that the training is in line with the Local Government Capacity Building Strategy which was adopted by the cabinet in January this year.

Some of the key elements to be covered during the training include leadership and management styles, stages of team development, key concepts of strategic and systems thinking, basic elements in the resource management, budgetary reforms and learning and action planning.

The training is funded by the government through the National Decentralisation Implementation Secretariat (NDIS) in collaboration with development partners.

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