Additional staff boost performance of local gov’ts

KARONGI - Local leaders and residents in Karongi District are convinced that the addition of an extra employee at the Cell level, has enhanced performance at the grassroots. The extra official is in charge of Integrated Development Programme (IDP).According to local authorities, a year after the Ministry of Local Government deployed an additional staff member at each Cell, development has been progressive.

KARONGI - Local leaders and residents in Karongi District are convinced that the addition of an extra employee at the Cell level, has enhanced performance at the grassroots. The extra official is in charge of Integrated Development Programme (IDP).

According to local authorities, a year after the Ministry of Local Government deployed an additional staff member at each Cell, development has been progressive.

“The second worker is always close to the residents and gives us all the necessary support and advice in our development efforts,” Alphonse Musabyimana, a tea farmer in Karongi said.

Similarly, Gaetani Kayitana, the Executive Secretary of Kiniha Cell in Karongi District, told The New Times that most problems affecting the local community had been addressed.

“Previously, the Cell was staffed with a single individual, but ever since the programme was implemented, there has been a positive change,” Kayitana said.

Meanwhile, local leaders in Karongi District, yesterday received laptops the government had earlier pledged in a bid to improve service delivery.

“There will be an improved and simplified way of data storage thereby helping in preparation and compilation of periodic reports,” observed Cyriaque Niyonsaba, the Executive Secretary of Bwishyura Sector.

He emphasised that the laptops would help avert time wasting which is a limiting factor in the attainment of full social and economic development goals.

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