Public Service reforms gain steam

GASABO - The Minister of Public Service and Labour, Anastase Murekezi has said that the on going public service reforms should not alarm civil servants because it is going to help them get more befitting jobs. Murekezi said this yesterday during a live televised town hall meeting at telecom house in Kigali.
Labor Minister Anstase Murekezi speaks during the live programme at Telecom House yesterday. Left is the Ministry’s PS Marceline Mukakarangwa. (Photo/ J Mbanda)
Labor Minister Anstase Murekezi speaks during the live programme at Telecom House yesterday. Left is the Ministry’s PS Marceline Mukakarangwa. (Photo/ J Mbanda)

GASABO - The Minister of Public Service and Labour, Anastase Murekezi has said that the on going public service reforms should not alarm civil servants because it is going to help them get more befitting jobs.

Murekezi said this yesterday during a live televised town hall meeting at telecom house in Kigali.

According to the minister, these reforms are aimed at improving structures and the functioning of public institutions to delivery services more efficiently.

“Public servants should not be alarmed by these reforms thinking that they aim at simply laying them off, the reforms are to put them in more deserving positions of work,” said Murekezi.

He added that the reforms also aimed at creating more work positions at the grass root level in order to bring better services closer to the population. 

During the meeting, the minister also revealed that in the evaluation phase, some new positions were added in both central and local government, while other positions changed names and functions.

Some of the new positions that were added in the new structures include; advisors in the ministries, analysts, researchers and experts.

These will be helping in policy formulation and coordination.
Other positions are the executive assistants in higher government institutions, the department of ‘Socio-Political Affairs in the Office of the President and regional auditors who will help in management of government funds.

As a way of bringing the services near to locals, different positions were created at the sector level that include land management officers, cooperatives and business promotion officers and others in charge of revenue collection.

According to the Executive Secretary of the Public Service Commission Angelina Muganza, the reformation process is expected to take three months.

The first phase of the reformations will be done in the central and local governments and the next phase will on government institutions and commissions will follow.

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