On 19th December 2012, the Office of the Ombudsman received a delegation from the Kingdom of Lesotho led by Mr. Ntai Makoetje: Deputy Principal Secretary in the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office. This was a part of study tour in Rwanda to learn one of the best practices of good governance in Rwanda “ Decentralization”. The delegation is led by Mr. Mothetjoa Metsing: Hon. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Local Government
The delegation is composed of 15 persons comprising of senior officials from the Ministries of Local Government and that of Public Service. Their visit aims at learning issues of decentralization and Performance Management System.
Asked the reason Rwanda have been chosen for the study tour, the Lesotho Deputy Prime Minister said; “We have recognized the need to interact with sister countries in Africa and we have identified the Republic of Rwanda as one of African country that has developed a comprehensive decentralization policy and continues to successfully implement its decentralization programme.”
Lesotho attained her independence in 1966 and the first democratic Local Government elections were held in May 2005. The second democratic elections were held in October 2011. Lesotho covers 30,355 km2 and has ten districts.
During their stay in Rwanda, delegates will visit different Ministries, Institutions and decentralized entities including districts and the City of Kigali..