Gatsibo: Mayor vows to improve district performance
Gatsibo district Mayor Richard Gasana, has said he believes his district can do better, despite the previous poor performance.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
He said this while meeting district local leaders on Thursday.
â€œItâ€™s distressing to know that we were the last in the recent performance contract evaluations yet Gatsibo is blessed with fertile land, I strongly believe we can do better, despite the previous poor performance.â€ he said.
For the past few years, Gatsibo district has been lagging behind other districts in the implementation of performance contracts locally referred to as Imihigo.
â€œOwnership of the contracts is a key element in their implementation. Every leader and employee, as well as stakeholders and residents we need to play an important role in ensuring that the contracts are timely implementedâ€, Gasana urged the local leaders.
He also called upon all area local leaders to work hard, sensitise residents on various government policies including poverty eradication and education.
According to critics Gatsiboâ€™s position at the very bottom of the ranking was attributed to the failure by the district authorities to â€œinvolveâ€ its residents in â€œdevelopment programmes.