This book emanates from the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) 35th Roundtable Conference held in Kigali, Rwanda, from 18th – 22nd November 2013 under the theme “Quality Leadership for Efficient and Effective Management of Public Service in Africa”. From the deliberations and presentations in the conference, it was evident that Africa is a continent blessed with vast and valuable resources that if well harnessed and utilised could boost development to greater levels. It was emphasised that quality leadership is pivotal to development in the African nations. The continent’s potential could therefore be optimally realised through leadership that can stimulate innovation and sustain stewardship in the management of resources.
While it is true that there has been visible progress in service delivery across the continent, much more needs to be done if the continent is to realise its goals. The conference illustrated that lack of quality leadership continues to reduce the continent to a vicious circle of development redundancy.