The RPF Inkotanyi presidential candidate Paul Kagame has said that the Rwandan approach to politics is to deliver what is best for Rwandans and their aspirations.
Kagame, who is the incumbent, was speaking at a campaign rally in Nyakabuye Sector in Rusizi District where he held the first of the two rallies he addressed in the district on Friday.
At the rally, Kagame added that RPF politics and the country’s governance system are about Rwandans working together towards the common goal of transforming their lives.
“The kind of politics we have now is one that brings us together, one that promotes unity and the kind of democracy we know works for us,” Kagame said.
He added that the last 23 years have been about building a new Rwanda with a people united in their goal to achieve the prosperity Rwandans deserve.
“Our promises are not mere politicking. We have a record of delivering on what we promise and will continue to work with you to ensure all that is in our manifesto is achieved,” Kagame noted.
The ultimate aim of RPF, Kagame said, is to create as many opportunities as possible to ensure no Rwandan is left behind on the journey to prosperity.
He added that Rusizi is endowed with several natural attractions such as Lake Kivu and hotsprings that would be developed to generate tourism revenues and employment.
MP Edouard Bamporiki, who hails from the former Cyangugu Prefecture, the present-day Nyamasheke and Rusizi districts, said that people from the area were never treated as Rwandans before 1994.
“Most of the people who lived here before the Genocide fled the country immediately after it had ended. We thank Kagame for putting in place mechanisms to bring us from the forests of former Zaïre back home, restoring unity and reconciliation among Rwanda,” Bamporiki said.
Kagame will conclude his Western Province tour in Nyamasheke today.