Commonwealth Africa member states inspired by Rwanda's reforms.
Kigali, 20 April 2012-Member states should learn from Rwanda’s approaches to economic growth, problem solving and public sector reform, Dunstan M Maina, Commonwealth Advisor on Africa told a Commonwealth gathering in Kigali today.
At the closing ceremony of Commonwealth Africa Points of Contact Primary Contact Points, under the theme “Achieving more with less: New Strategic Direction”, Mr. Maina said: “Rwanda success is, without doubt, due to its leadership commitment and goodwill; they have shared with all of us how they overcame challenges and shared with us inspiring experiences”.
The three-day meeting held at Lemigo Hotel in Kigali on 18-20 April 2012, was to continue regular consultations and engagement with member states to discuss developments and find agreement on common approaches and strategies for strengthening partnership.
Before closing the meeting, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Labor Samuel Mulindwa shared how public sector management practices are working in Rwanda and how this is one of the strategies that can harness public sector effectiveness in Africa.
The meeting was attended by 16 Commonwealth Africa member states namely, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, The Gambia, Uganda and Zambia. It was organised by the Governance and Institutional Development Division (GIDD) of the Commonwealth Secretariat.