MISSION AND PURPOSE OF THE MINISTRY OF INFRASTRUCTURE
To ensure the sustainable development of infrastructure and contribute to economic growth with a view to enhancing the quality of life of the population.
To develop institutional and legal frameworks, national policies, strategies and master plans relating to transport, energy, habitat and urbanism, meteorology, and water and sanitation subsectors;
To initiate programmes to develop, rehabilitate and maintain an efficient and integrated national transport infrastructure network, including roads, bridges, airports, railways, and water transportation which will contribute towards economic development and regional integration;
To initiate, develop and maintain sustainable power generation facilities to supply clean, cost-effective and uninterrupted energy for the country and the region;
To initiate, develop and facilitate urban development programmes with a view to providing affordable shelter with due regard to adequate water and sanitation facilities for the population and promote grouped settlement (Imidugudu);
To initiate programmes aimed at increasing access to affordable energy, water and sanitation, and transport infrastructure and related services for the population;
To develop a customer focused meteorological service to deliver accurate and timely weather and climatological information to government and private institutions;
To ensure that the development of policies and strategies concerning national infrastructure are in line with regional integration and harmonisation policies with the EAC;
To supervise the implementation of quality standards and norms, cost effectiveness, response to environmental sustainability, safety and cross-cutting issues in infrastructure development;
To work towards implementation of programmes to enhance human resource capacities under the transport, energy, habitat & urbanism, water and sanitation, and meteorology sub-sectors respectively;
To supervise activities meant to elaborate, monitor and assess the implementation of national policies and programmes on matters relating to habitat and urbanism, transport, energy, water and sanitation and meteorology;
To support and supervise infrastructure development programmes under the decentralised structures under the respective sub-sectors as per the District Development Programmes in each district;
To facilitate, promote and engage the private sector to invest in infrastructure;
To orient and supervise the functioning and management of public institutions and agencies under the Ministry of Infrastructure including existing agencies such as the Road Maintenance Fund (RMF), Office National des Transports en Commune (ONATRACOM), Rwandan Civil Aviation Authority (RCAA), EWSA, RTDA and other agencies to be formed under its sub-sectors;
To supervise actions to mobilise resources and partnerships in the area of infrastructure and mobilise resources for MININFRA programmes.