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President Kagame calls for strong action to combat poverty

Written by: Our Reporter
Monday, February 13th, 2017, 19:37

President Paul Kagame on Monday visited Nyagatare District and toured different infrastructure projects including the East African Granite Industry, EPIC hotel under construction and Kagitumba One Stop Border post.


President Kagame in July 2012 officially opened East African Granite Industries (EAGI), Built on 72 hectares, the US$15 million factory was constructed through a joint venture between Crystal Ventures and Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB).


While Kagitumba One Stop Border Post linking Rwanda and Uganda is now fully operational on a 24-hour basis. The completion of expansion works started in 2013 and completed in 2015.


During his citizen outreach, the President met and interacted with investors, opinion leaders and residents of Nyagatare sector at Ryabega and those of Matimba sector at Kagitumba. 


While interacting with the district residents, President Kagame said leaders should not personalize what is meant for people. “They are there to serve you, not take what is meant for you.”


It is your right to hold your leaders accountable for resources that should be used for your benefit, Public officials have no right to use public resources as their own, he added


The President also warned residents of working hard to combat poverty and maintain security in order to develop the country.


“There is still a lot to be done and we must be ready to get it done. Let us work to leave our history of poverty in the past because we are not destined to be poor. To achieve more means even more hard work and better collaboration with the relevant institutions. But remember that security is key without which, all that we have achieved and strive to achieve will be in vain,” Kagame said.


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