|Urgent programs close monitoring in Southern Province
Nyanza, 06th October, 2011
This Wednesday October 5th in the Conference Hall of the Southern Province took place a meeting chaired by the Governor of the Southern Province Alphonse MUNYANTWALI, and had brought together both Vice Mayors( Vice Mayors in Charge of Finance, Economy and development and the Vice Mayors in charge of Social Welfare) from all the Districts of this Province.
1. MEETING WITH THE VICE MAYORS IN CHARGE OF FINANCE, ECONOMY AND DEVELOPMENT ON THE AGRICULTURAL TERM SEASON A.
In the first meeting with the Vice Mayors in charge of Finance , Economy and Development the main topic was to see the progress of the Agricultural Term season A in the Southern Province.
The meeting was organize to address the sowing issue in Districts especially for maize whereby Ruhango, Nyanza, Kamonyi and Muhanga Districts lag behind in sowing maize while there is land which is prepared. In maize cultivation, the preparation of land is in advance compared to sowing: 86% of targeted land to be covered by maize is prepared and only 61% of prepared land has been sown.
In beans cultivation, 76% of targeted land to be cultivated is prepared and 79% of the prepared land has been sown.
In this meeting, Governor Alphonse MUNYANTWALI called the participants for a commitment, share information on what can increase the harvest for a sustainable development.
Governor Alphonse also highlighted that " We must increase the mobilization Strategies from the Village level and make the population take part in the activities, to be professional and set up proper communication channels."
Districts representatives, VM in charge of Finance and Economic Development committed that all targeted land will be planted by October 15, 2011. After this date, efforts well be concentrated in cassava, coffee, tea and trees plantation.
2. MEETING WITH THE VICE MAYORS IN CHARGE OF SOCIAL WELFARE ON.
This meeting focused on the building the classrooms for the 12YBE, Health Insurance commonly known as" Mutuelle de Sante" and the eradication of the grass thatched houses( Nyakatsi) in the Southern Province.
In this meeting it was noticed that the Southern Province has reached a good point in the construction of the classrooms and the eradication of the grass thatched houses but there are still gaps to fill in the Mutual Medical Insurance.
For the school construction, in Southern Province 606 class rooms should be constructed. Today 54 class rooms are above lintel beam, 115 are at lintel beam, where by 296 are at wall elevation level.
For Mutual Medical Insurance all District including Nyamagabe lagging behind with 13,71% of subscription and Kmonyi on the lead with about 47%. In the whole Province the subscription stands on 22%
For grass hatched houses, among 12,457 families that were in these houses only 307 families remain to be settled and Districts concerned are Gisagara and Nyanza.
In this meeting, Governor Alphonse MUNYANTWALI reminded that " even if we are ahead in the construction of the classrooms more effort are needed in order to finalize the remaining ones and meet the target and to meet our objective, we need to set up a road map because it helps in follow and monitoring of the activities."
It was also highlighted that " We must be proactive and positive, the local leaders have to put more efforts in the mobilization of the population and sensitization of the population to adhere to the Medical Insurance."
It was also underlined that the leaders of the Villages and the Cells must be implicated more in different programs of the Government because they know better the situation of their population because they are closer to them and know their daily life.
For all those programs measures have been taken, for Mutual Medical Insurance all Districts were committed to boosting subscription through the function of mutual help group at every village and tight monitoring. For grass hatched houses eradication, the District remaining with those houses took commitment to have fixed the issue within only one week.