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05.05.2017 00:00 Category: MINALOC News


From L to R: Governor Kazaire Judith, Minister Kaboneka Francis, Minister Biruta Vincent (Photo: MINALOC)

May 5, 2017

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Francis Kaboneka, attended a consultative meeting of the Eastern Province convened in Kitazigurwa Model Village multipurpose hall, in Rwamagana district today, to discuss security, governance, agriculture and livestock and forestry in the Province.

The meeting brought together all Village leaders, Executive Secretaries of all Cells and Sectors, all District Executive Committees members and district council’s members, Security Organs, Civil Society, the Private Sector and representatives from the Central Government.

Participants discussed governance, agriculture and livestock, security and community policing, civic education and preparation of presidential elections due August 2017 and; forestry in the Eastern Province.

The meeting observed that; security is good in the Province and productivity has considerably increased, contrary to the previous seasons, which were heavily affected by drought.

After extensive deliberations, the meeting was concluded and Minister Kaboneka made the following recommendations, which centered on delivery and socioeconomic transformation.

Local leaders were requested to be responsive to the citizens, to ensure all complaints resolution and to contribute to the citizens’ socioeconomic transformation.

All stakeholders were urged to work as a team for sustainable development in the Province, especially to ensure proper land use and increased productivity.

Following presentations made by the Minister of Natural Resources, Hon Biruta Vincent, the Minister of Local Government called for timely preparation of seeds for forestry and to ensure that; forests are protected and well maintained in the Province.

Local leaders were urged to enhance civic education and good preparations of the presidential elections with due respect of public order.