Let’s not disappoint our economic fans

The annual Doing Business report published by the World Bank has named Rwanda as one of the best reformers in the world.

The annual Doing Business report published by the World Bank has named Rwanda as one of the best reformers in the world.

The country recently rolled out a stream of reforms in a very short time that have now started to pay dividends from the sound economic policies of those at the helm.

Behind the success lies an organization that spearheaded and followed through the reforms- The Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Riepa).

But this success should not go to Riepa’s head, make them sit back and roll their thumbs with a smirk of satisfaction on their faces. It should be a wakeup call that actually the reforms are working and are making the international community stop and look.

This is success should be a window of opportunity through which investors should be able to peep through and be enticed to enter through the front door.

It should also encourage other government agencies and make them aware that we do not have the luxury of wasting our efforts.

Ordinary Rwandans on their part should not believe that it is all smooth sailing ahead simply because we have climbed a few notches put of the abyss of poverty. The road is still treacherous and it needs a cool head to navigate through.

Let us set our targets higher and even beat our own target of raising the Per Capita income to US$ 900 by year 2020.

Why should we disappoint economic watchers who have been fascinated by our achievements? 

They make a big part of the fan base out there who expect to see more coming out of the land of a thousand hills.

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