Rwanda : Residents call for better services
Residents of Rubavu district have said that their leaders should reduce on the number of meetings and time spent away from office work so as to spare some time for visiting the communities.
Residents said that most of the leaders have not been concerned with the problems of the individuals residents because most of the time the leaders are nowhere to be seen, which has caused a tendency of poor service by the leaders.
The governor of the western province Celestine Kabahizi recently visited all sectors in Rubavu district to remind the local leaders of their responsibility in providing better services to residents.
The residents raised the issues during the governor’s visit saying this must be addressed since most of their issues are not handled on time and fail to get advice whenever they need clarification on developmental programs.
The meeting, attended by security officials, also highlighted the problem of residents who are abused as a result of crossing into the Republic of Congo without travel documents. The officials asked residents to desist from the illegal cross border activities, seek proper identifications and inform the local leaders in case of any sort of abuse.
The governor called on local leaders to reach out to residents and support the community especially in understanding the government development agenda and encourage the participation of all residents, especially the resettlement of families in proper settlements areas in order to avoid risks of natural disasters.
The governor visited residents in Kanama, kanzenze na Nyundo sectors in Rubavu district. The meeting focused largely on security issues, and good governance. Some of the security issues highlighted included: residents who destroy the environment, cross border, illegal construction and brick making activities- which local leaders are aware of but have given a blind eye.