Rwanda | Muhanga: Local Government Ministry inaugurates good governance school
Local leaders have been reminded that they should not use coercion method while providing services to residents, according to the Minister for Local Governments (MINALOC) James Musoni; when he addressed the executive secretaries of cells in Muhanga district during the official inauguration of good governance in the district on the 14th.Sept.2012.
The executive secretaries told the minister of their worries concerning the presidents’ orders that stops all leaders from coercing local people into paying for certain services while in need of others.
These orders have made some of the local people to stop participating in some programs they are supposed to participate in well aware that they will not be made to do so without their will according to the president’s orders.
All programs are fundamental in the development and local leaders are worried that the moment these orders will become law, it will b e difficult in achieving performing contracts they vow to achieve. The minister asked all leaders to forget about coercing people to participate in certain services.
“good governance should base on local people, we should not take people by force in order to give them good services.” Minister Musoni said.
He went on to say that during the performing contracts, people and their leaders should be on the same footing about what is going to be performed and this will make them successful. “Instead of achieving 100 percent through coercion, you can achieve 70% when people are happy.” He told them.
The good governance school will be permanent and will be to support leaders in their leadership as there is always a lot to learn while administering people towards development.