MoU on integrity pacts in Rwanda


'The Ministry of Local Government and Transparency Rwanda have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to rein in mismanagement of public funds in local governments.


'The MoU on integrity pacts was signed yesterday in Kigali with four pilot districts of Musanze, Huye, Kayonza and Rubavu.


'The aim is to curtail graft in awarding of infrastructure-based tenders. According to the ministry, 60 per cent of the local government budget was set aside for infrastructure projects.


'Integrity pacts are agreements signed between the government or a district and all public sector bidders. The pacts engage all parties to abstain from corruption, disclose information and be transparent. Its implementation is monitored by an independent third party.'


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