Governance and Home-Grown Solutions
• Itorero ry’ Igihugu
Historically in Rwanda the Itorero ry’Igihugu was a Rwandans’ school; it was the channel through which the nation could convey messages to the people regarding national culture in areas such as, language, patriotism, social relations, sports, dancing and songs, defense of the nation etc. As a result young citizens could grow with an understanding and attachment to their culture. The participants were encouraged to discuss different national programs and the positive values of Rwandan culture.
The Itorero tradition also provided the formative training for leaders of the nation. Itorero participants understood that cultural values could help them develop their judgment, psychology, work and mutual aid, life and collaboration with others.
The Ministry of Local Government was established with the main mission of "Promoting the well-being of the population by good governance, community development and social affairs." Among its objectives, the Ministry is tasked with Putting in place democratic, decentralized administrative structures, which are able to mobilize the population in order to implement Government programs and resolve problems.
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