Saturday, 2 June 2012

Rwanda : Kagame joins residents for communal work

Kagame joins residents for communal work
President Paul Kagame, this May 26, 2012 picked up a slasher and joined residents of Kigarama Sector, Kicukiro District in the monthly community work programme commonly known as Umuganda at Rebero hill.
Residents said that Kagame’s leadership by example has been stunning and a source of encouragement for Rwandans to work had in rebuilding their country which was torn apart during the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
The cleaning exercise is one of the homemade community solutions that have earned Rwanda credible recognition around the world, and many visitors to Rwanda have appreciated the impact of the activity in resolving some of the country’s problems.
While addressing the residents who participated in the cleaning exercise, Kagame called on the citizens to give due regard to Umuganda and other home grown initiatives, which he observed contribute a great deal in helping one million Rwandans cross the line of poverty.
Kagame said that the difference between Rwandans and other people is the fact that they have decided to find solutions to their own problems. “When people decide to come together and work for their common good, there is nothing they cannot achieve” he said.
He also noted that majority of Rwandans are energetic young people thus they should put their energy together to contribute to the efforts of rapid economic development.
This months’ Umuganda event was part of the active faith of the community and government in protecting the environment so as to prevent natural disasters which have in recent days resulted to loss of lives and property across the county.
The event was attended by many residents and local leaders.


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