President Paul Kagame called on participants of the 17th Umushyikirano to go back with an understanding that Rwandans expect a lot from them.

It was during the closure of the 2nd day of the 17th National Umushyikirano Council on Friday December 20th at Kigali Convention Center, whereby the discussions focused on ‘Engaging families for community resilience’.
The President called on participants to keep the right path as Rwandans expect a lot from them.

“Let’s go back with an understanding that Rwandans expect a lot from us. We know that we are on the right path but we need to keep the momentum and stay on the course.” He said
“Everyone of us needs to understand that our responsibilities should be brought together through collaboration as collective duties for all of us both as Rwandans and as leaders as we continue to strive for our development.” He added.

The President thanked leaders for productive discussions.
“I want to thank you all for the productive discussions we have had and the ideas shared in this 17th Umushyikirano. This will help us take another step forward in our journey of rebuilding.” He said.

Kagame also predicted that depending on efforts the next year will be better than 2019.
“Last year, I had predicted that 2019 would be better than 2018; we can see now that it was true. Now I can predict that 2020 will also be better than 2019. But this will depend on how much efforts we invest in; not just on our wishes.” He said.

The president wished a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2020 to all participants and their families.

This year’s Umushyikirano brought together close to 5,000 participants who were gathered at the Kigali Convention Center, the Intare Conference Arena as well as various sites in Burera, Nyagatare, Nyamagabe and Rusizi districts.

Umushyikirano was launched in 2003. It is one of Rwanda’s Home-Grown Solutions that brings together the President, leaders of institutions together with the public to discuss issues relating to the state of the nation.

The Express News

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