The initiative referred to as “Inteko z’Abaturage” involves meetings used as a mean of discussing and resolving issues within the community and brings together representatives from the district, sector, army, police and citizens. The meetings take place once a week in “every cell” throughout the country.

Since the adoption of decentralization in 2000, Rwanda’s quest to find an appropriate governance model to deal with the enormous post-genocide challenges led to the restoration of “home grown solutions”. Citizens’ assemblies known as Inteko z’ Abaturage were part of this process. Inteko z’ Abaturage were initially established throughout the Ministerial Instruction N° 002/07/01 of 20/05/2011, intended to guide decentralized entities to handle citizens’ concerns.

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