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Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Rwanda redrawn to reflect compass - New Rwandan provinces 2006


Governors in new Rwandan provinces named after compass points have begun work as part of the government's policy to decentralise power.

The North, South, East, West provinces, and Kigali, the capital, replace 12 others abolished this year.

Rwanda's centralised political system is blamed for helping those in power to carry out the 1994 genocide.

Correspondents say the move is meant to weaken ethnic distinctions by merging the old states into multi-ethnic areas.

The names of some of the old provinces also bring to mind the genocide, they say.

Some 800,000 Tutsis and moderate Hutus were slaughtered in 100 days during the genocide.

The government says the new system will help improve local services.

The new governors, appointed by the government, will oversee a transition period until elections.

Although the governor of Kigali will be chosen in an election next month, as it is a more coveted post.

2 Comments:

At 4:10 AM, Blogger Camakoma said...

by affecting new skilled staff to better serve the people.
This new administration could be a best way to govern and to develop Rwanda, if the districts are given authority to decide on development strategies that better respond to their needs.
Now coming to "Igihuha" as this forum is called, some people think that this could eradicate the regionalism that still haunts many rwandans, both in country and in diaspora. That could therefore serve as a mean to unify people, instead of dividing them as this has been the case in the past. Only let us hope that this will not generate new dimensions of regionalism based on the new province delimitations.

 
At 4:11 AM, Blogger Camakoma said...

This is indeed a best way to provide better services as the districts are given more power than before. In fact, everything will be done by districts in a more decentralized way. People will no longer make several miles to have documents signed. Another reform that goes with the new administrative reform is the strengthening of local authorities by affecting new skilled staff to better serve the people.
This new administration could be a best way to govern and to develop Rwanda, if the districts are given authority to decide on development strategies that better respond to their needs.
Now coming to "Igihuha" as this forum is called, some people think that this could eradicate the regionalism that still haunts many Rwandans, both in country and in Diaspora. That could therefore serve as a mean to unify people; instead of dividing them as this has been the case in the past. Only let us hope that this will not generate new dimensions of regionalism based on the new province delimitations.

 

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