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President Kagame visits Gasabo District

Kigali, 9 September 2014

President Kagame today visited Gasabo District, where he addressed and interacted with thousands of residents in Gikomero Sector, who gathered to meet him from different sectors of the District.

In his address, President Kagame said what has been achieved in the District shows they voted for their leaders wisely.

"What happened in the past is behind us, we should look forward and work to ensure that the generations to come live a better life than us. We are on the right track, but the journey is still long, and we can only achieve what we want if we work together in unity."

President Kagame urged the residents of Gasabo to form and join cooperatives so that progress can be achieved quickly.

"Our country is small and we cannot afford disunity, we have to put our resources together for our common good and self reliance. We cannot be people who expect to depend on others without an end. Assistance has no guarantee; the one offering assistance can decide to stop without warning."

President Kagame officiates at launch of Judicial Year 2014


Kigali, 5 September 2014

President Kagame today officiated at the launch of the Judicial Year 2014 held at Parliament. Detailing the achievements of the justice sector, the Chief Justice, Sam Rugege said significant progress had been made in the last 20 years, but pointed out that more had to be done to overcome the challenges facing the sector.

In his address, President Kagame recognized the progress made by the Rwanda Judiciary, and that Rwandans were happy, but said the effort and speed should be sustained in order to reach greater heights:

“The rule of law and justice system that every Rwandan trusts goes hand in hand with the good governance that Rwandans have chosen. The justice sector has made considerable progress in the last twenty years and we should build on this progress. No one should think they are above the law regardless of the role they may have played in our history. No one should think it is within their right to undermine the progress of every Rwandan.”

President Kagame receives WTO Director General

Kigali, 4 September 2014


President Kagame today received the Director General of the World Trade Organisation, Roberto Carvalho de Azevêdo, who is on a consultations tour of the world, in bid to try and bring to conclusion an ongoing stand-off that has seen the deadline of signing the Trade Facilitation Agreement missed. The Director General aims to share with world leaders the ramifications of the delay on global trade and possible solutions and way forward.

The Director General said discussions with President Kagame focused on bilateral and multilateral trade approaches as well as the ongoing challenges in the Trade Facilitation Agreement negotiations.

President Kagame receives AU, UN Envoys

Kigali, 4 September 2014


President Kagame today received in his office the African Union Commissioner for Peace and Security, Amb. Smaїl Chergui. The discussions mainly focused on Peace and Security in the Great Lakes region, particularly ways to deal with FDLR, a major negative and genocidaire force that has terrorized the region for decades. The discussions also touched on the East African Standby Force (EASF) and the situation in the Central African Republic.

He said: “I have come to share my gratitude for the contribution of Rwanda towards peace and security on the continent. We deeply appreciate the professionalism and quality of Rwandan peacekeepers. We also discussed regional peace. Peace in the region will not be achieved unless we address negative forces, in particular the FDLR. We are determined to resolve the issue of FDLR.”

President Kagame also received Amb. Said Djinnit, the new UNSG Special Envoy to the Great Lakes Region. Amb. Said Djinnit replaced Mary Robinson, who held the position from March 2013 before recently accepting the role of U.N. Special Envoy for Climate Change.

President Kagame joins Cyeru residents for Umuganda

Kigali, 30 August 2014

This morning, President Kagame joined residents of Cyeru village in Rusororo sector in Gasabo district in monthly community service to dig a water trench. The water trench will be 16 Km and will provide water to over 2000 people in the surrounding community.

Speaking to residents of Cyeru, President Kagame pointed to the importance of every Rwandan in rebuilding Rwanda over the last twenty years:

“The progress we have made would not have been possible without your willingness to move forward and face our challenges.”

President Kagame added that the responsibility to ensure Rwanda’s tragic history is never repeated:

“I see children here. They are lucky not to have lived our tragic history. Let us make sure they never do.”

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