Commonwealth Heads of African Public Service meet in Kigali
GOVERNMENT| July 16, 2012, 1:10 p.m.
The Commonwealth Heads of Africa Public Services are meeting in Kigali, Rwanda for a forum on national development goals.
Rwandan Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi officially opened the 9th Forum at the Serena Hotel today.
He said that African public services need a visionary leadership that provides a framework for an effective public service delivery with a focused direction.
The Premier reminded his audience that in order to foster accountability, an effective and reward system must be put in place to ensure an efficient and effective service delivery to the citizens.
“Accountability is meant essentially three core purposes namely : to remove any abuse or misuse of public authority, to offer assurance of the good use of public resources and adherence to the law and public service values; but also to promote learning by continuously improving good governance and public management”, said Dr Habumuremyi.
The theme of the conference is “The Whole of Government Approach to Achieving National Development Goals”.
He further said that appropriate mechanisms need to be put in place so as to make sure that the rather limited resources, particularly of the developing countries, serve people’s interests and maximize satisfaction of their basic expectations.
MORE GOVERNMENT NEWS
Angola takes science and technology roadshow to schoolsAngola’s Minister of Science and Technology has hailed a programme carried out this year to increase school learners’ understanding of science, technology and innovation. Read More
Senegal to issue smart ID, voter’s cardsThe government of Senegal is planning to issue new smart ID documents and voter’s cards, a project it said will strengthen the administration and fight identity theft. Read More
MTN, Orange, Cameroon govt launch Mobile Tax serviceThe Cameroonian government has launched a new tax service called Mobile Tax, in association with mobile operators MTN and Orange. Read More
BTCL IPO date reset againThe embattled BTCL IPO launch date has not seen the last of its changes yet. Read More
Botswana tops Africa Prosperity ReportBotswana tops the 2014 Africa Prosperity Report, as the continent enjoys unprecedented economic upturn, but Africa faces new challenges in gender gap and personal freedom. Read More
Mali Digital Plan 2020 to reorganise economyThe coordinator of Mali’s proposed ICT development strategy believes digital technologies have the potential to revolutionise people’s lifestyle and working relationships, boost culture and improve education, among others. Read More
Nigeria lures broadband investors with incentivesNigeria has highlighted opportunities and incentives for would-be investors, on the sidelines of ITU Telecom World. Read More
Senegal, World Bank launch mobile survey on living conditionsA household survey called A l’écoute du Sénégal ("Listening to Senegal") was launched late last week in this West African nation by the Senegalese government in association with the World Bank. Read More
Gabon businesses to pay tax onlineThe payment of taxes in Gabon will no longer be done through a procedure of a huge stake of papers and stamps, and by moving from one office to another. Read More
FEATURED STORYPWC: Optimism abounds but a bumpy journey ahead for some
PwC’s ‘Capital Projects & infrastructure in East Africa, Southern Africa and West Africa,’ report says infrastructure spend in the region is projected to reach $180bn per annum by 2025.
BEST READ NEWS
IN DEPTHAfrica lags on digital migration
Only three African countries have so far completed the digital migration process, and serious issues are hampering the migration in other nations.