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NAEB staff members in Ndi Umunyarwanda Program

On the 3rd of July, 2014, all the staff members of the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB) gathered at the NAEB head offices in a dialogue about Ndi Umunyarwanda program for the third time. The program aims at looking beyond what divides Rwandans to become a nation built on trust, have open dialogue, telling the truth, repentance, forgiveness and healing to strengthen Unity and Reconciliation.

During the dialogue the staff members of NAEB were taken through the nation’s history, its challenges and how to overcome them, the session was handled by Mrs. Mukamusonera Marie Claire the commissioner from the Unity and reconciliation commission who was the speaker of the day. 

She also highlighted the role of Ndi Umunyarwanda as a way of understanding the roots, origins and the meaning of tribes and clans during the time of our ancestors and how it was distorted by the colonialism which led to the Genocide against Tutsi of the 1994.

Both the Director General of NAEB and Marie Claire noted that having a Rwandan spirit and abiding on being Rwandan as well as having the moral values will bring back the unity of Rwandans to build their country and get rid of the genocide ideology.

On this day, there was also another speaker from the Ministry of the Public service who took the staff members on performance appraisal. 

He started by explaining what the performance appraisal is all about and defined it as “The process used to appraise the civil servant’s output in line with their duties, based on clearly defined targets within a given period of time.”

He further highlighted some of the reasons for establishing the performance contracts appraisal in the public institutions; to enhance motivation to meet the national/ institutional objectives and increase productivity, to promote accountability, transparency and zero tolerance hence improving staff motivation, performance and develop an innovative spirit in handling the public services. 

The performance evaluation of the public servant should be based on the achievements of the standard results, specific results and the individual results.

This was an opportunity for everyone to understand more about the performance appraisal especially this time of the year when the civil servants are being assessed for their performance in the past year and also signing new contracts in the new year.

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