News of Rwanda (Kigali)

10 November 2012

Rwanda: Include Media Coverage on District Budgets, Advises Northern Province Governor

The governor of the Northern Province Aime Bosenibamwe called upon the leaders of the different district in the province to keep good relations with the media.

The governor said this while in Gakenke district on 6/11/2012 in a meeting with districts' advisory councils.

The governor regarded media the only way to showcase development and as well highlight problems, throughout the Province.

"Communication is very important," affirmed Bosenibamwe.

Governor requested districts to include media coverage in next year's budget.

Some of the mayors said that some private media companies do come with sous covert of high level, take the information about the districts and then after they ask them to pay.

Gahiji Innocent is the chief political columnist for Newsofrwanda.He grew up in Kampala,Uganda before moving to Rwanda.His column is syndicated to newspapers around the country. He has written columns from Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Egypt, Israel and South Africa. Gahiji , who has a B.A. degree in English from the University of Illinois, has been a Poynter Media Fellow at Yale University.

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