A group of Rwandan community in Italy has garnered efforts to tour developmental activities in the country.
While on their tour, Rwandan community specifically those living in Rome, Italy, managed to give health care freely to over 400 residents living in Nyagatare district on Wednesday, this week.
The event was graced by the government officials and a network of Rwandans in Diaspora.
The occasion was intended to make Rwandan Diaspora living abroad tour the country’s successes and growth.
Sandrine Uwimbabazi Maziyateke, the Director of Rwanda community abroad in Ministry of the foreign affairs, while addressing Nyagatare district, said, they should never take it for forever. “Free things are not always given. Thus, you shouldn’t wait for the future instead work to sustain yourself,” she advises.
Sandrine Uwimbabazi Maziyateke Director of Rwanda community abroad in Ministry of the foreign affairs
She adds, arms are always open to any Rwandan Diaspora willing to contribute to the development of the country in any way.
Usually, Rwandans living abroad interact with their counterpart in daily activities through Ministry of foreign affairs by exchanging news on the development of the country. This is usually done whenever; President of the Republic attends Rwanda day and discuses about home grown solutions and other dimensional issues on state affairs with general communities of Rwandans living in the country and those living abroad and diplomats and the world.
“A message we can give to the Rwandans living abroad. Is that Rwanda is their country. They have to contribute to its development. They need to come and invest in infrastructure. Thus, However, they can also contribute when they abroad,” she adds.
Thomas Ntagozera, the vice chairman, Rwanda Diaspora Global Network, also pinned to the citizens that they shouldn’t be blinded by the free services and abandon to work for themselves.
Thomas Ntagozera, the vice chairman, Rwanda Diaspora Global Network
“We request those that we helped to have a mindset of the self-sustenance. These free medical facilities that we have offered won’t be offered for forever,” he adds.
Teta Nyiridandi, a Rwandan student, pursuing her studies, Rome in Italy. For her the welfare of Rwandans is a steer that should be driven by the youth.
“Some Rwandan youth have not felt it important to help others. Yet, they are the power of the nation. We as youth therefore, who live abroad we should feel it as a responsibility to help fellow Rwandans,” she says.
The Express News