Gatsibo and Ngoma Districts followed the City of Kigali to benefit from a countrywide local government staff induction conducted by the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities in collaboration with the Government of Rwanda, with support from GIZ Rwanda.

The newly recruited local government staff appreciate the two days’ induction program as their opportunity to understand their duties and the functioning of local government entities.

This training started in the City of Kigali and two other Districts.  In the City of Kigali, it was officiated by the Deputy Secretary General of RALGA, Madam Francine Tumushime. She reminded the participants that; the local government staff are at the forefront of fostering the development of Rwanda. “You have a great responsibility for Rwandans, as sustainable development is built on good local governance and service delivery”, she said.

The Secretary General of RALGA officiated the induction in Gatsibo District where he doubled as facilitator. The opening was graced by the Vice Mayor in charge of Economic Development, Mr Sekanyange Jean Leonard. The closing was officiated by the Mayor of Gatsibo District, Mr Gasana Richard. They all urged the new staff to uphold local governance principles and values of patriotism, citizen participation and accountability. The District thanked RALGA for the induction program, which is key to service delivery and capacity building.

The new staff were reminded that; “leadership is not about position, but action”. They committed to dedicate to their work for the good of the citizens.

In Ngoma District, the induction was officiated by the Ag District Executive Secretary, Mr Tumwine Innocent together with the Manager of Corporate Services at RALGA, Mr Serubanza Faustin. While thanking RALGA for organizing the induction for the newly recruited staff in the District, Mr Tumwine urged the participants to seize the opportunity to develop their capacity in understanding and delivering as Rwandan Local Government Family members.

The induction program in the Rwandan Local Government is among key priorities for RALGA, as the Association celebrates its 20th anniversary. The induction shall benefit to 1620 new staff, who were recruited in all Districts since January 2023 onward. Jointly organized by RALGA and the Government of Rwanda, the activity is mainly financed by the German Development Cooperation through GIZ Rwanda.