Residents of Byumba sector in Gicumbi district has hailed President Paul Kagame as a strong and dependable leader whose relevance in Rwanda’s politics still counts and cannot be swept away by any political mistake.
This was said on Wednesday in Byumba sector during the ongoing MPs’ consultations on proposal to amend Article 101 of the Rwandan Constitution to allow President Kagame continue leading the country.
The consultation follows demands by more than 3.7 million Rwandans to amend the Constitution.
During the consultations in Gicumbi sector, thousands of cheerful residents said that the issue of lifting of term limits was not debatable.
The residents said that Kagame’s policies gave all Rwandans equal opportunities to exploit their potential in education, business and other development aspects.
“If it were not for Paul Kagame, my children could not get education. I did not expect my child to attend university but they did that’s why for me and my family we need Paul Kagame to lead us for more years,” Richard Ndigabo, a resident of Byumba sector said.
Chantal Mukeshimana, another resident, said the Kagame has promoted women issues and demanded that lawmakers should amend the constitution.
“Article 101 should be changed or else we will take to the streets and protest to prove to the world that we still want him. Kagame is the only dependable leader we can trust.” she said.
Members of parliament thanked the residents for their massive and active participation in the consultations, noting that their views will be considered by Parliament.