Government has increased petty cash funds for public offices from Rwf100.000 to 500.000 as per the ministerial order N°001/16/10/TC of 26/01/2016, as indicated in Article 42 of the national gazette.
The directives were released on February 3, 2016 and presume immediate implementation by law.
This comes into place replacing the older one n°002/07 of 09/02/2007 and the order states that no petty cash should more than that amount
The second part of the order says that there is nothing that is above Rwf50.000 should be purchased with hard cash from the funds.
The development has been highly welcomed by several civil servants who say that their service delivery will be improved and public offices will be able to deliver well.
“We are so glad that the new directives will bring change in our workplaces. Some of our activities have been hampered because of lack of financial capacity that was limited by available funds” one of the civil servants told this website.
The approved and gazetted ministerial decree was prepared by Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete, and approved by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnson Busingye.