Monday, July 23, 2012

One-stop-centre opens in Gasabo

Gasabo Mayor, Willy Ndizeye.
A one stop construction centre has been launched in Gasabo District to help enhance better service delivery.

During the function, the Gasabo District mayor, Willy Ndizeye, said there will be no bureaucracy in the issuance of construction permits that previously took a one over 210 days.

“Previously, there were different departments that included construction, land registration, inspection but now any one in need will get the service from one point,” Ndizeye said.

The centre will be charged with among others, land management, human settlement and infrastructure, tourism, and investment.

Ndayizeye pointed out that the centre which cost over Rwf30 million would streamline responsibilities and specialisation among staff.

He said ever since the centre began its operations, it has helped to curb allegations of graft.

“There will be no room for graft,” he pledged.

Speaking at the event, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Louise Mushikiwabo, who is also the district’s caretaker in the central government, called on the district officials to enhance service delivery to area residents.

“You should endeavour to offer quick service to the residents who have no time to spend running after one service,” she said.

Residents, who spoke to The New Times, admitted that they had witnessed changes in the level of service delivery.  

‘I have been told to get my land transfer document in two days which was not the case before, when it would take three months,” one resident said.

The move to set up the districts one stop-stop centres came after the success of the Kigali One-Stop Centre which was established in April 2010 to facilitate Doing Business in the country. Since then, the centre has enhanced the provision of better and quick service delivery.

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