Members of the Rwanda Diaspora have to wait for another date to know when Rwanda Day event will take place, the Foreign Affairs ministry announced early Wednesday.

“Rwanda Day, which was scheduled to take place on Saturday 24th August 2019, is postponed due to unforeseen circumstances,” the Ministry said in a communiqué signed by Amb. Oliveir JP Nduhungirehe the Minister of State in charge of East African Community.
According to the Ministry, a new date will be communicated in due course. “We regret any inconvenience that this postponement may cause.”

The event is one of the biggest calendar events for Rwanda and usually held abroad attracting thousands of Rwandan diaspora- it had been scheduled for Bonn – Germany.

At the beginning this month, Amba. Nduhungirehe had estimated that this particular Rwanda Day would attract 1200 people and would be the first such event in German. The Netherlands, Belgium, The Netherlands, UK, Canada, USA and others have hosted this event before.

Since the first Rwanda Day was held in Belgium, more than 40,000 Rwandans in Diaspora have been mobilized to take part in nation building.
For Every Rwanda Day, President Paul Kagame is the chief guest and is always accompanied by members of the government and representatives of hundreds of businesses.

The gathering usually serves as platform for Diaspora todirectly interact with government, learn about the Rwanda of today and be an integral part of defining Rwanda’s future.

During a similar event in 2015 in the Netherlands, President Kagame explained the Philosophy behind Rwanda Day.
“This is an opportunity for us to join our hands in building our country and change the bad history and memories of our past; this requires for everybody’s contribution, for everyone to play a role.”

The Express News


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