Rwanda | Muhanga: stop going to higher authorities, residents warned
The committee members have complained that residents bring to them unsolved cases before they take them to the concerned authorities.
Muhanga district advisory council members ask residents to drop this negative attitude because local authorities are capable of handling their issues.
Chairman of advisory council Muhanga district, Antoine Sebarinda says the council does receive resident’s problems but not every case since there are concerned authorities to resolve them.
Although the advisory council is a higher authority in charge of other leadership sectors and that resolves residents problems, the kinds of problems we deal with are the ones the concerned authorities cannot solve and have recommended to us, Sebarinda narrates.
On the other hand, Yvonne Mutakwasuku; mayor of Muhanga district highlights that local authorities have to strive and solve residents’ problems before complaints take them to the district council.
Mayor Mutakwasuku explains: “It’s not right for one to bring a problem in the advisory committee when the concerned authorities have not failed to rectify it.”
When problems come to the district advisory committee, they are solved by the concerned sectors in the council, which sit once in a month unless there is an urgent issue.