April 30, 2015
Mr. Kiliba, DPS, PMO-RALG
Mr. KAGYABUKAMA Edwin Kiliba the Deputy Permanent Secretary PMO-RALG attended a 6-week Local Government Reform Training Programme in Osaka –Japan, organized by JICA from 11th March to 28th May, 2015. With him, 6 Regional Administrative Secretaries, 3 PMO-RALG officials and 10 Council Directors attended the training. On their return, Mr. Kiliba addressed the public at the press conference held on 30th April 2015, giving his observations and lessons learned on Japanese experiences of decentralization reforms and local economic development.
According to Mr. Kiliba, during the training in Japan participants learned on;
Mr. Kiliba pointed out clearly that alongside the training programme, participants learned that Japan's development has been highly contributed by the hard working culture of Japanese people, proper time management, love to their country (patriotism) and law enforcement. He highly commended on Japanese people's respect and support to foreigners, responsibility & commitment to environmental cleanliness and restoration of their culture. He strongly mentioned that as leaders, every participant will pick up relevant and suitable lessons according to their environment to practice to their working stations.
Again, participants will share the lessons learned during Regional workshops expected to be conducted between May and July 2015 to expand the knowledge gained.
Participants listening to community development in Minamata
23 Media personnel attending the conference