When the President visited the Southern Province this week, his message at his first stop over in Ruhango District touched on some politicians who are frozen in the divisive politics of the past in this country.
The politicians, clearly motivated by revisionism and Genocide denial, are way out of touch with the reality and their speeches, simply out of tune with Rwanda today.
The President advised the residents of Ruhango to stand firm and simply shun such narrow-minded politicians.
Looking at Rwanda today, there is evidence, from all corners of the country, that the recovery since the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, could easily be qualified as miraculous. And, what is more inspiring, is the bright future than Rwandan people are assured of.
The people have tasted and enjoyed the benefits that accrue from peace and security. Children are going to school; a working health care system is in place, equal opportunity in employment and above all, a chance for everyone to prosper in life.
Today, any politician attempting to spread divisive messages or intent on breeding conflict, is simply disrespecting Rwandans, as it sends an insulting message that Rwandans don’t know what is good for them.
It has taken a lot of effort and sacrifice to put Rwanda on the road to success. There is simply no room for people or policies that will draw us back or distract us from the journey of building a prosperous and peaceful nation that every Rwandan deserves.