Rwandans refer to President Kagame as their savior

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President Paul Kagame at the 13th National Dialogue-Umushikirano.

President Paul Kagame at the 13th National Dialogue-Umushikirano.

In the 13th edition of the national dialogue council on Monday, a number of Rwandans have referred to President Paul Kagame as their savior for the tremendous work mainly in the fight against poverty and maintaining security across the country.

Jove Gatarayiha, while speaking from a video link from Bugesera district said that President Kagame is like Jesus Christ of the Bible who strived to bring peace and save many lives of Israel.

“If Jesus Christ was a Rwandan I would say that President Kagame is his brother,” the 83 year old resident of Bugesera said amidst cheers on Monday.

Participants at the 13th National Dialogue

Participants at the 13th National Dialogue

Referring to provision of schools, health centres as well as infrastructure, Gatarayiha noted that since colonial era, it’s only President Kagame who worked towards extending services closer to people, a reason they asking him to come back for third term in 2017.

“We voted yes in the referendum, we have a reason and this is the reason,” the enthusiastic old man said.

This year’s Umushyikirano is held under the theme, ‘Rwandans’ choices- foundation of national Development and Dignity.

The Umushyikirano is an annual platform chaired by the president brings together Rwandans and friends to discuss the country’s development and also hold leaders accountable and was held camp Kigali convention center with video links to thousands of youth gathering at Petit Stade, Bugesera, Gisagara and Burera districts.

Speaker to speaker, the impact of the President Kagame’s rule was highlighted mainly in the key projects that have been achieved.

 “We have dignity and we have decided as Rwandans to continue to develop our country,” said Marie Claire Uwimbabazi, a Rwandan residing in Belgium.

Jenerali Ulimwengu, a Tanzanian who attended the council said that President Kagame has taught Tanzanians and Africans how to govern their own affairs.

“Rwanda is a small country but has achieved a lot, so it is not all about size but the heart and sharpness of the brains,” he noted.

While, Christopher Bazivamo, Rwanda’s Member of Parliament at the EAC legislative assembly noted that President Kagame does not only advocate for Rwanda but for Africa at large.

Also people from Diaspora pledged to further commit investments worth U$ 7 million in real estate, the country’s fragile sector.



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