Rwandans both in the country and abroad today gathered to discuss with government officials matters of national interest as they collectively look for solutions to propell the country forward.
This gathering is locally known as Umushyikirano meaning a meeting where participants are able to exchange ideas, share experiences and question each other.
President Paul Kagame and First Lady Jeannette Kagame on Monday arrived at Kigali Convention Centre for Day 1 of Umushyikirano2023.
In his address to the gathering, including those attending virtually and others tuned in to radio and Television and other social media platforms, Kagame urged Rwandans to work hard, do quality work, in order to ensure sustainability.
“Rwandans, Africans cannot be assisted forever. God did not put this great African Continent and its people – over 1.3 billion – and decide that they will go to waste just to live in poverty, fed by others, pitied, abused, assisted, and you believe it? How is that possible?”
He emphasised, “What I am saying that requires us to join efforts, work hard, do quality work, in order to ensure sustainability, follow-up, all that is to ensure that Rwandans are not in need of aid forever. There is no dignity in it.”