Rwanda : Ngororero performance contracts to focus on community
District officials in Ngororero have resolved that the views of the community must take center stage in the implementation of the district performance contracts.
Officials said that this will enable residents to own and full participate in the 2012-2013 performance contracts, instead of subjecting the community development targets and initiatives as a subject of government oriented.
This was one of the resolutions taken by the district officials during a meeting with sector leaders on the implementation of community development programs.
Emmanuel Mazimpaka, the vice mayor in charge of economic affairs, who is also doubling as the acting mayor, said that the performance contracts must be elaborated to the community in order to stimulate ideas from the residents on how to implement the set targets.
Mazimpaka noted that this is one way of giving value to residents and encouraging them to be responsible over their community’s development. he added that this initiative of involving residents has bore fruits in previous experiences and citing an example of resettlement program which has seen the involvement of the community.
Sector officials say that the mindset of residents towards developing the community has changed over the years and despite that some of the targeted activities in the performance contracts require more funding, residents have used the Umuganda exercise to bring their additional contribution onboard.
The vice mayor noted that such an initiative should be promoted throughout the community so that the first steps to development be taken by the residents themselves.