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Local Government Goes To Retreat

Local Government Goes To Retreat

Emmanuel Gasana, governor of Eastern Province speaking to participants of training of trainersLeaders in local government entities from sector to village level are set to attend a retreat that seeks…

“More Capacity Building Needed” Minister Gatabazi Reacts After Local Leader Walks Away from Press

“More Capacity Building Needed” Minister Gatabazi Reacts After Local Leader Walks Away from Press

The Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi has reacted to a trending video showing the Vice Mayor of Musanze District, walking away from journalists, stating that there is…

Eid: Rwandans Make Common Cause with Muslim Neighbours

Eid: Rwandans Make Common Cause with Muslim Neighbours

“Tomorrow, my name will change to El Hajj Adui” a local journalist jokes during an editorial meeting on eve of  Eidil-Fit’ri. And some jokes on social…

Umuganda Returns Across Rwanda with Energy

Umuganda Returns Across Rwanda with Energy

Rwandans have showed excitement over returning to the monthly community cleaning exercise – Umuganda. The community has not been gathering after more than two years due to COVID-19 challenges. In…

An International Organisation Seeks to Turn Around Rural Villages

An International Organisation Seeks to Turn Around Rural Villages

In July this year, Spark Microgrants starteds a journey that will transform to the better the way local leaders do business and turn around rural villages’ development. Spark Microgrants…

When Children Are Stunted, the Country Is Stunted – Kagame to Local Leaders

When Children Are Stunted, the Country Is Stunted – Kagame to Local Leaders

President Paul Kagame has told the newly elected local leaders to solve Rwanda’s pressing issues by first minding the people who elected them before looking at their own interests…

Here Are the Just Elected District Mayors

Here Are the Just Elected District Mayors

Rwanda has concluded decentralised entities’ polls with elections of executive committee across 27 districts of the country(not including three districts of Kigali which follow a different provision). In…

Race To Districts’ Top Positions: Who Are the Next Mayors?

Race To Districts’ Top Positions: Who Are the Next Mayors?

If it was a football game, we would say that the 17 candidates that are eligible for the top positions in leadership of the highest entity in local administration &#8211…

Community Work – Umuganda – Is Back

Community Work – Umuganda – Is Back

The community work Umuganda is resuming gradually after nearly two years since it was halted due to Covid-19. The word Umuganda can be translated as ‘coming together in…

Goodbye Dear Mayors! Districts Under Interim Leadership Pending Upcoming Elections

Goodbye Dear Mayors! Districts Under Interim Leadership Pending Upcoming Elections

During elections of members of the District Council, a district is temporarily managed by its Executive Secretary. This temporary management commences on the day on which the National Electoral Commission…

EALGA Calls for Post COVID Regional Economic Integration

EALGA Calls for Post COVID Regional Economic Integration

The East African Local Governments Association Annual General Meeting and the East African Local Governments Forum Annual Assembly (EALGA) opened in Kigali with a call for leaders to collaborate towards…

New Draft Bill Makes Mayors Key Players In Civic Education

New Draft Bill Makes Mayors Key Players In Civic Education

Parliament has passed a revised district draft bill that will give Mayors more responsibility to make sure citizens are aware and educated on the new and existing laws governing the…