PSC to prioritise employee protection

KIGALI - Rwandans have been assured of real prospects of getting jobs they qualify for regardless of who knows them and without fear or favour. The PSC is a permanent institution that was established to ensure transparency in the recruitment and management of Public Servants in Rwanda.
Angelina Muganza.
Angelina Muganza.

KIGALI - Rwandans have been assured of real prospects of getting jobs they qualify for regardless of who knows them and without fear or favour.

This was revealed at a meeting that brought together employees of the Public Service Commission (PSC) and Commissioners to examine its end of year report and the first half of next year’s plan.

The PSC is a permanent institution that was established to ensure transparency in the recruitment and management of Public Servants in Rwanda.

It was set up early this year with a mandate to create an appropriate system of recruitment for candidates which is objective, impartial, transparent and equitable for all thus resolving employment related conflicts.

“This (PSC) will help ensure transparency, fairness and competitiveness based on skills and abilities in the allocation of jobs and promotion in the Public Service,” said Anastase Murekezi, the Minister of public service and labour. He added that public servants have the right to seek and get explanations where they feel justice is not being done.

Consolata Mukadisi, an expert from the Public Service Commission of Uganda advised that countrywide sensitisation of workers about their rights and professionalism was important if future prospects are to be achieved.

“The commission has to take up aptitude tests which include psychometric and personality tests on top of technical examinations and oral interviews of all public servants,” Mukadisi said.

She added that a data bank with names and contacts of successful candidates would help in future engagement with less time and resources used.

The commission’s Executive Secretary, Angelina Muganza, revealed that plans were underway to integrate information technology in its activities and the most urgent one will be to have an interactive website which can be accessed by all Rwandans.

“This will allow Rwandans to know about the available jobs in Rwanda and apply from where ever they may be,” Muganza, who is the former Minister of Public Service told The New Times.

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