Kagame touts Rwanda’s big achievements, goals


President Paul Kagame unveiling Nyabarongo Power project.

President Paul Kagame unveiling Nyabarongo Power project.

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda has raised the bar for its development goals and is ready to prove its point in the next few years.

He pointed out that what the country has achieved is small compared to where the country wants to be in the next 35 years and asked Rwandans to continue discussing ways of attaining the set development goals even amidst criticism.

“We are still weak, but we promise to do the best. Not because of pleasing anyone, but you will see more progress even when we have been criticized for what we have achieved,” the President said adding that any improvement will mean more expectations and hard work from every Rwandan.

“In the next dialogue you will see a better Rwanda but we should be aware that this increases the burden on us and more expectations” he said.

Earlier on Kagame had said that the Vision 2020 was about what Rwandans did to survive and dignity, but with the new Vision2050 Rwandans are set for better future to which they choose and deserve.

Kagame made the remarks during the just concluded 13th annual national dialogue 2015 popularly called  Umushyikirano, which brought together over 1000 Rwandan leaders and members of the diaspora.

At the dialogue, the diaspora community of Rwandans made a commitment to strengthening the relationship between their country and their respective countries of residence to promote development activities in Rwanda.

Allain Patrick Ndengera, a Rwandan living in Canada said that his company will invest $7million in real estate projects in Rwanda as a way of contributing to the country’s development.

The dialogue ended with 13 resolutions and commitments at the national level and some of these will be re-evaluated in 2016.

Some of the commitments include; preparing a substantial implementation plan for vision2050 development agenda, to learn from the history of genocide by documenting more history, to boost the ‘Ndi Umunyrwanda’ (Rwandan nationality) agenda, and propelling service delivery to the citizens among others.