1. GOOD GOVERNANCE
Based on fundamental human rights, unity of all Rwandans and respect of democratic principles;
Ø To hold free and fair election of leaders from local councils to the nation’s highest office
Ø To decentralize (bring close) leadership and economic freedom to the local communities
Ø To take part in and to give opportunity to others to participate in national development, right from grassroot level to the districts and the highest office in the country.
Ø To analyse the activities of their leaders with a view to replace leaders who do not fulfill their mandate.
To instill in the youth, the values of partriotism, to solve their own problems and career counselling so that the youth can develo pinto good citizens who can contribute to nation-building.
Ø That the youth are represented at all levels of leadership in the country
Ø That Young people are mobilized to tranform existing groups into cooperatives that would benefit them and to form new ones.
Ø An exclusive cooperative, COOJAD, has already been established.
Ø The youth, without discrimination, have continued to be assisted to study in higher institutions of learning, both in the country and abroad. In fact, the best academic performers are sponsored by HE the President
To emphasize the principle of equality between men and women in the development of the nation;
Ø To repeal all laws completely that stand in the way of women empowerment
Ø Rwanda has been honoured with an international prize, the “African Gender Award,” in recognition for her efforts and determination to raise the standards of women with emancipation
Ø There exists a Gender Monitoring Office responsibile whose mandate is to ensure that the principle of equality between man and woman is respected.
Ø The policy adopted by government to promote girl-child education has increased the number of girls and women in educational institutions and the work place.
Ø There exists a department to deal with gender abuse against women called Gender Based Violence.
Development of the Non-Government Organizations
To develop the capacity of the private sector to spur national development;
Ø There are now more people engaged in various activities other than agriculture (farming and cattle rearing, as was before).
Ø There are factories that add value to agricultural products and minerals;
Ø Rwanda has since joined the East African Community (EAC-for the benefit of the private sector);
Ø The Government has offered support to various private organisations and transformed them into cooperative societies, and associations
Ø A law was enacted and guidelines formulated in line with best business practices so as to improve on the qualioty of goods and services
To keep peace and security of our country:
Ø Both the national army and Police have since become profesional, with increased support focussed on welfare (Military Medical Insurance-MMI, Credit & Savings Scheme-CSS ZIGAMA, etc);
Ø Rwanda recieved an international award in recognition of her unique and inventive efforts in peace building and good governance (the Peace and Innovation Award);
Ø Today, Rwanda is a significant player in international peace keeping operations, worldwide, eg. Darfur, Haiti, Sierra Leone;
Peaceful co-existance with other countries, based on respect, mutual interests and complimentarity, to the benefit of all the Rwandan people.
Ø HE President Paul Kagame was appointed an advisor to the World Bank;
Ø Rwanda awarded various awards to Heads of State who contributed to bring to an end the 1994 Rwanda Genocide;
Ø Rwanda was admitted to the East African Community (EAC) and the Commonwealth while new embassies abroad have been opened;
Ø The regional grouping, Economic Community of Great Lakes Countries (CEPGL) has since been revived;
Ø Many private radio stations and independent newspapers have increased significantly while that national printery is now operational.
Justice in general
Building a nation based on the rule of law, emphasizing equality of all persons before the law where every resident of Rwanda trusts the country.
Ø Construction of court houses to accomodate higher courts have been complete while new ones are still under construction for the lower courts.
Ø Judicial officers have been trained and a judicial training centre established;
Ø There are new regulations related reforms of operation and capabilities regarding how courts operate;
Ø There is now a national secretariat for arbitration (Abunzi) to reduce the number of disputes that unnecessarily go to courts.
Ø A new concept, called Access to Justice Bureaus (Maisons d’Accès à la Justice « MAJ »), where judicial officials assist local communities at district level;
Ø Commercial courts have since been established ;
Ø Efforts have been focussed on fighting violence against women and children to ensure the culture of silence is completely eradicated
Ø To increase vigilance in following up those who cause loss to government, including unnecessary litigation and to recover all monies stolen from the state.
Fight Against Genocide
To educate the youth on basic human rights and the value of life.
Ø A Fugitive Tracking Unit was established to follow up and investigate those suspected of committing crimes during the 1994 Genocide but who have since fled to other countries.
Ø A new community service, known as TIG, was established to introduce non-custodial senteces for simple offenders in all districts.
Ø Rwanda requested the UN to recognise Apirl 7th as an annual day to fight genocide. There is also a national commission to fight against Genocide.
Ø Traditional courts known as Inkiko Gacaca have already wound up their work after handling some 1, 209 865, while a new judicual system has ben established to follow up on those cases that were not handled by Gacaca.
Fight impunity and Corruption
To establish institutions aimed at fighting corruption and impunity, policy and appropriate laws to enable the proper functioning of the Office of the Ombudsman, the Rwanda Public Procurement Authority, the Rwanda Revenue Authority, the Anti-corruption Advisory Council and the Decentralised Advisory Consultative Council at district levels.
Ø To mobilize and to sensitize the youth to fight impunity and corruption: Every year, an a national youth camp is held;
Ø To mobilize and sensitize Rwandans to use their God-given human rights to give opinions that make their leaders accountable to those they lead;
3. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Party RPF-INKOTANYI believes that every Rwandan citizen is the very foundation of national development.
There has been significant transformation in the agricultural sector, using the following strategies:
Ø Environmental protection and soil conservation;
Ø Preparation of farms for cultivation in accordance with weather patterns;
Ø Use of fertilizers;
Ø Rehabilitation of wetlands,;
Ø The Heifer Project (Girinka);
Ø To increase the number of poultry and animals with high production yields;
Ø Mechnization of agriculture.
Ø A network of roads have been tarmacked at national level and in the capital, Kigli as well as other cities and towns
Ø A number of airports and airstrips have been rehabilitated, including Kanombe, Kamembe and Rubavu;
Ø Rwandair, the national flag carrier, has been transformed and recapitalized and has since acquired three new aircraft of its own
Ø Transportation, both within the country and across to neighbouring countries have since been transformed for the better;
Ø Nearly three quarters of akll Rwandans have access to clean water;
Ø Of 90% of the country is now covered by mobile telecommunication networks, enabling Rwandans to communicate with each other well.
Ø A national Fiber Optic backbone was laid and is expected to spun off communication benefits soon
Private Sector Development
Ø Both Rwandan and foreign investors have invested in the extraction and development of methane gas to produce energy;
Ø A number of airports and airstrips have been rehabilitated, including Kanombe, Kamembe and Rubavu;
Ø New tourism training institutions have been established
Ø There is a national policy to develop land, forestry, and the general environment, with the respective enabling laws;
Ø There are now commissions responsable for land, forestry and the environment;
Ø The Registry of Land Titles has been established, with offices at the district level
Ø A national campaign to register all land titles is in progress.
4. SOCIAL WELLFARE
Ø A new health insurance scheme was established for both civil servants and self employed persons.
Ø There are different programmes to employ people in all parished, such as VUP, UBUDEHE, HIMO and others;
Ø A new national agency, the Workforce Developement Authority-WDA was established to carry out research on employment trends in the country and develop respective responses, including capacity development for all workers.
2010-2017 Performance Contracts
PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS (2010-2017):
1.PERFORMANCE CONTRACTS IN GOOD GOVERNANCE
Ø To continue to build on Itorero, or national heritage from the grassroot level;
Ø To decentralize power to the local communities
Ø To continue to mobilize citizens against the vices such as corruption and impunity while ensuring unity of all Rwandans and to understand their basic human rights.
Ø To continue to reinforce the policy of power-sharing without any discrimination.
1.2. Youth Development
To continue to train the youth with virtues of patriotism.
Ø To support cooperatives and to follow up their activities.
Ø To build support for the youth and transform them into a formidable workforce.
Ø To establish programs that benefit the youth in acquiring vocational training tools of work, like hydroform;
Ø To follow up on the policy of equality of man and woman in the national development plan .
Ø To continue to mobilize girls to study sciences and technology-based subjects and other various disciplines.
Ø To continue to mobilize women to form cooperatives, and seek loans from institutions that offer these services and to bring together their activities and to jointly market their products.
1.4. Development of Non-Government Organisations
Ø The Rwanda Economic and Social Council was set up to facilitate collaboration and parternship to the national level;
Ø To emphasize the tradion of enterpreneurship
1.5. Security & Territorial Sovereignity
Ø To continue to plan and contain threats from those negative forces who still want to destabilize the security of our country.
Ø To respond to and to participate in initiatives that contribute to peaceful co-existence and secuirity for all around the region and internationally.
Ø To continue to mobilize Rwandans to participate in security initiatives , to tackle the challenges of geocide, its ideology and remnants of the bad laws still in our legal systems.
Ø To continue to support demobilized soldiers in the transition into civilian life and to help them attain other life skills;
Ø To build the national “Reserve Force.”
Ø To promote cyberspace security;
Ø To continue to build the anti-terrorism unit
1.6. Foreign Affairs
Ø To continue to inculcate the tradition of finding solutions to our own internal problems rather than waiting for foreign aid;
Ø To continue to mobilize Rwandans in the diaspora to participate in national development inititiaves, to sensitize them to love their their country and to explain to ther countries the new political thinking and trend in Rwanda;
Ø To follow up agreements between Rwanda, other countries and organizations the country is affiliated to and to implement those agreements and protocols;
Ø To continue with programmes that aim to slash the number of Rwandan refugees outside the country significantly.
1.7. Media Development
To develop the media and journalism profession that is beneficial to all Rwandans..
Ø To distribute all communication networks and radio signals all over the country as well as the digitalization of both radio and television;
Ø To encourage the private sector to set up their own private television stations
2. PERFORMANCE IN THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
2.1.Justice in general:
To develop a nation base on the rule of law and respect for human rights, where citizens and residents have faith in the judicial system.
To consolidate the judicial mechanisms that easily reach the common people, that works for them and that helps to solve their problems.
To adequately facilitate the courts and to constantly sensitize all judicial officers to remain honest and dilligent in their duties.
Ø To dispose off all pending court cases on time;
Ø To remain on the forefront in fighting abuse of children and women’s rights and to eradicate that vice;
Ø To carry out research and to tell the story of the impact and legacy traditional courts, or Inkiko Gacaca have hado n our country;
Ø There will be a permanent judicial commission to over the activities in the Justice system;
2.2. Fighting Genocide:
To eradicate ideas, beliefs, principles and philosopphies that constitute the Genocide Ideology in the country, sectarianism and impunity. To further sensitize all Rwandans towards a united country that is opoosed to genocide and divisionism.
Ø To continue to empower the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide and to strengthen its operations;
Ø To continiously appreciate those who courageously helped and hid genocide survivors for theoric deeds;
2.3. Fighting Corruption
Ø To strengthen institutions responsible to fight corruption at various levels;
Ø To further strengthen efforts to sensitize leaders to perform their duties with diligence and provide good services.
2.4. Human rights
To build a nation that is base don respect of human rights for everyone living in Rwanda.
Ø To develop programs that inculcate into the youth the culture of respect for human rights and the value of human life.
3. ECONOMY DEVELOPMENT PERFORMANCE
The RPF-INKOTANYI Party believes that Rwandans are the basis for economic development.
3.1.Agriculture & Animal Husbandry
Ø There will be established an agricultural development bank, whose mandate will be to provide loans for the sector;
Ø To further strengthen the agricultural sector, based on soil conservation, introduction of hybrid seeds and approrpiate fertilizers as well as introduction of machines for mechanization of agriculture;
Ø To increase the number of agronomists and veterinarians to bring agricultural extension services closer to the farmers, emphazising good service;
Ø To further strengthen the project that promotes the culture of sharing animal resources (cows), popularly known as GIR’INKA, aimed at distributing animal resources to all households so as raise their standards of living;
Ø To promote trade with other countries, a new railway line will be constructed from Isaka in Tanzaniya to Kigali;
Ø A new international airport will be constructed in Bugesera, as well as to rehanilitate other airports and airstrips in Kanombe, Rubavu and Kamembe;
Ø There will be full transport services on Lake Kivu, with modern landing sites in Rubavu, Karongi and Rusizi;
Ø There will be communication networks everywhere around the country, with mobile phones, televisión and radio signals as well as internet connectivity, countrywide.
Ø Use of firewood and charcoal will reduce drastically with the introduction of new energy sources, like liquidified petroleum gas( LPGs), peat, biogas and other means:
Ø The Nyabarongo, Rusizi III, and other small hydro power dams, stations that produce methane stations, investments into energy, solar enegry initiatives, wind powered energy stations, biogás and other energy intitiatives;
Ø All urban centres countrywide will have development plans with planned housing that is to the standards of the times
3.3. Development of the Workforce.
To raise the standards of living of all workers in tandem with national development goals
Ø Workers will be mobilized to jointly organize themselves into cooperative societies, including enterprenuers’ associations
Ø There will be a recurrent Cooperative Audit System, with on going training and prepare workers with different skills for absorption onto the job market;
Ø To empower the processio of arbritation of comercial disputes;
Ø Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will be empowered and skills and management support offered to help them to develop them.
Ø Self-employed persons will be mobilized to jointly form bigger entities so they can benefit from tools like machines and other forms of technologies offered to them by the state.
Ø Tourism will be highly promoted base on values and our cultural legacies and those of WTO;
3.4. Land and our Environment
Ø There are plans to implement the strategic plan for the development and equitable use of land.
4. PERFOMANCE IN SOCIAL WELLFARE
The RPF-Inkotanyi Party believes that the general citizen is the basis of all economic activity in the country.
4.1. Civil Service
Ø To empower the government media centre to constantly provide information on jobs;
Ø To lay strategies to cut down on unemployment
Ø To revamp the minimum wage (SMIG) commensurate with the times.
4.2. Health & Population Growth
To deliver quality healthcare to all Rwandans, who are enlightened in terms of family planning, good nutrition and cleanliness in general terms.
Ø To further increase the number of hospitals and other healthcare centres around the country, support their capabilities to deliver services
Ø To empower health workers to perform better;
Ø To support efforts in fighting epidemic diseaases
Ø To consolidate the operations of the national medical insurance schemes
To deliver to all Rwandans the various saving schemes as one of the pillars of development, inequality as well as respect for human rights.
To hasten the implementation of a policy on savings.
Ø To support and fight for the rights of those who have retired (Retirees) so they can remain their schemes.
4.4. To take care of Poor
To continue to take good care of those who can not support themselves. They will be catered for so they can live withe the general Rwandan socity and where possible, financial support will be offered to help them carry out jobs so they can fit in the communities around them.
Ø To make it easy for disabled persons to move freely and to reach out to organisations that make synthetic products that ease their movement.