The Director General of Rwanda Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) Dr. Christian Sekomo Birame has urged staff members to embrace teamwork spirit and improve on daily communications if they are to work together towards the betterment of the institution.
Dr. Sekomo who was recently appointed as NIRDA’ Director General was for the first time meeting staff members based at the headquarters in Kigali on Monday 30th 2020.
Dr. SEKOMO said the meeting was an opportunity for self-introduction, know one another and discuss how to improve on what is done at NIRDA to ensure they work together to deliver on the institution’s mandate.
“We meet to discuss how to improve on what we do, look at our strength, our weakness and discuss how we can advance NIRDA and deliver to its mandate,” SEKOMO told staff members.
DG reminded all staff members to always communicate and report timely to ensure they address challenges that may hinder the smooth implementation of activities.
“We need to improve on the communication and timely reporting, our staff need to be at work on time and ensure they concentrate and perform well their tasks
He said that while some staff members should be on the field, there should be a sense of irresponsibility and those who are not on the field should be at work.
On supporting industries especially in the Open Calls progamme, DG said there should be a clear way of supporting industries, follow up after offering the support for sustainable solution.
“We need to ponder and find out the solution and link them to partners such as banks for sustainable solution of our industries,”
He said that the targets are high and stressed that deliverables should be high as well given the work to perform.
“Let us be responsible. Let us all strive to perform well and ensure we have a clean audit, we want to be at the level where we say that NIRDA is performing well. The journey is still long and we were given a heavy task to support industries,” Sekomo added.