Kigali city targets urbanization and security

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Kigali city authorities have set their priorities on improving the level of security and service delivery, in order to achieve its goals of urbanization and increased local and foreign investment in the fiscal year 2012-2013.

In order to achieve this goal, the Mayor of Kigali City, Fidel Ndayisaba says that they will prioritise the use of information technology and speeding up of services to their clients so as to attain the set goals outlined in the 2012-2013 performance contracts.

Among other top priorities will be to development the infrastructure and improving the investment climate for both local and foreign investors in doing business, in the next year’s action plan- which will also require the completion of the city master plan and improving rural settlements among others.

He made the remarks this September 10, at Sports view Hotel, while presiding over the presentation of the City council achievements made in 2011-2012 and the city plans for fiscal year 2012-13.

Some of the achievements in the previous fiscal year include: city physical master plan completed by 50%, investment promotion by 95%and establishment of a better service delivery mechanism through the newly established client charter.

Others include: construction of main and feeder roads within the city center, installation of street lights, naming of all streets and road signs, providing support to the poor families and strengthening quality education and health services.

He said that the previous fiscal year was a success because of the participation of the residents, especially the business community which was able to pay their taxes on a timely basis. The other achievements

Ndayisaba said that the Agaciro development fund has come at a timely basis and the contributions of the residents has been very promising.

Kigali city is made up of three districts (Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge). So far Gasabo district has injected over Rwf1.2billions  into Agaciro Development Fund, an amount raised by the district staff and residents, while Kicuciro- which is the best performer in development contracts took the first initiative with over Rwf500million contributed to the Solidarity fund- which has so far registered over Rwf13 billion countrywide.






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