While speaking at the celebrations of the International Labour Day at the Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District, Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi said that better service delivery to everyone is the only way to fight poverty and improve a country’s productivity.
He remarked that celebrating Labour Day helps employees and employers to reflect on companies’ and institutions’ performances in the past and also deliberate on further improvement. He added that having the event at the Kigali Special Economic Zone is a way of promoting the Made-in-Rwanda programme and of attracting more investors to the zone.
Murekezi pointed out that there is still a lot to be done to ensure the country is developed even though it has made important progress in the sector of labour and services.
“Last year, services contributed 48% to the national growth, and this is due to improved services; therefore, I call upon all employees and employers to ensure that they offer better services to their clients,” he said.
The PM called upon the private sector to embrace the Made in Rwanda programme and to improve the quality of their products to be able to win public tenders.
“Let us bear in mind that the client is a king, and offer them the required services in a better and quicker way. Let us also use technology to improve the way we offer services to our customers,” Murekezi added.
He further stressed the necessity to focus on what is mostly needed on the Rwandan market and to improve awareness and publicity of products as some people might not know them.