Ivory Coast MPs on study tour in Rwanda

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A delegation of Ivory Coast members of parliament in Kigali

A delegation of Ivory Coast members of parliament in Kigali

Ivory Coast has a lot to learn from Rwanda’s gender policies where sixty-four percent of its parliament consists of women – more than any other country in the world.

The delegation made the remarks while visiting with their Rwandan counterparts especially the Committee on Budget, Patrimony and Public Accounts at the parliament building in Kigali this March 30, 2016.

“We came to learn from Rwanda about state finances oversight and gender. Rwanda has made progress, at 65% in gender compared to Ivory Coast where we have only 24 women out of 251 deputies” said Hon. Feh Sundé the head of delegation of Ivory Coast MPs:

A delegation of Ivory Coast members of parliament has said that they want to learn more from Rwanda’s example of managing state finances and gender as a way of improving the country’s governance.

Some eleven Ivory Coast delegation also said that besides the meeting with Rwandan MPs, they were able to learn a lot from the history of genocide.

Rwanda parliament speaker, Hon. Donatilla Mukabalisa said that the visit was very fruitful and the MPs were able to experience of Rwanda’s governance and history to which they had only hear-say.

“The Ivorian delegation had a lot of curiosity to know how things are done in Rwanda, especially how the budget is proposed and implemented to improve the lives of citizens. From such a visit there is a lot to learn from each other” Mukabalisa said.

The delegation will spend the next two days visiting the ministry of finance and other economic development activities in the country.

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