The 2018 annual National Leadership retreat now in its 15th edition, starts this morning at the RDF Combat Training Centre in Gabiro (Gatsibo District) from 26 February to 1 March 2018.

The Retreat brings together about 300 Rwanda ’s senior leaders from Government, parastatals and the private sector to take stock of achievements but most importantly to expedite strategies for implementation of national policies to achieve Rwandans wellbeing.

The Umwihero2018 will discuss the following: Where is Rwanda today in relation to its development targets? Prerequisites for transformational growth; Transformation through enhanced urbanization and competitiveness, Education for a knowledge-based economy.

Umwiherero2018 will also discuss ways to improve the quality of health services and Rwanda in Africa and Beyond.

President Kagame will chair the Retreat and deliver opening and closing remarks. The four days Retreat will also feature a presentation from Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente on the implementation status of 2017 Leadership Retreat recommendations.

The National Leadership Retreat commonly known as Umwiherero, meaning retreat, refers to a tradition in Rwandan culture whereby leaders would convene to reflect on issues affecting their communities.

Today, Umwiherero has become a unique governance tool that allows Rwanda’s leaders to hold themselves accountable. It provides with them an opportunity to reflect on the country’s progress, identify strategies to accelerate delivery of national priorities.

The Express News


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