Resolutions of the ninth ‘Umushyikirano’ were achieved by 90 %
President Kagame and other government officials sharing a light moment at the just conluded Umushyikirano
The resolutions of the ninth National Dialogue ‘Umushyikirano” were achieved at over 90 percent, according to the Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi.
He made the declaration during the just concluded two-day tenth national Dialogue that brought together over 1000 participants including representatives of local government and grass roots organisations, Cabinet members, members of both chambers of Parliament, the judiciary, army, police, members of the diplomatic corps and representatives from the private sector.
The ninth national dialogue which took place last year was concluded with 27 resolutions which had to be worked upon in a space of one year. The Premier said that the achievement of the resolutions was impressive.
In one of the decisions made last year was to put in place a mechanism which made expropriation of people by government clear and favorable to the people. It was agreed that people be paid three months prior to expropriation.
Another on service delivery, a mechanism has been put in place to oversee the improvement of service delivery in public and private institutions.
In the 27 resolutions was also to look for ways of easing access to loans to allow many people acquire loans. As a result, the Business Development Fund increased the access from 46 percent to 75.
Currently the fund has sponsored over 80 projects at a minimum of 1.8 million francs. The Prime Minister also explained that the last national dialogue had agreed to put in a palce a fund that would support taxes in order to speed up the national development agenda.
It is this idea that was turned into the Agaciro Development fund which was launched by President Kagame in August this year. The fund has so far collected Rwf 25 billion.
Mandated by article 168 of the Constitution, Umushyikirano is a home grown platform for dialogue on issues of national importance.
This year’s presentations and discussions focused on values of self reliance in Rwanda, EDPRS 2, innovative financing mechanisms and strategic skills development and youth employment.