Kagame rings Africa’s investment bells in UK
UNITED KINGDOM - For President Paul Kagame, processing or value addition to local products is an indispensable practice Africans must fully embrace if they are to ever break the yoke of aid dependence that is necessitated by reliance on raw material exports. In this respect, Kagame envisions a Rwanda among prosperous African nations that are free of aid dependence. The President argued last week in the United Kingdom that Africans need to see aid as a temporary vehicle for building institutions, systems, infrastructure and capacity for embarking on real development via domestic entrepreneurship and direct foreign investment.
Kagame speaks at the Rwanda Investment Forum in London last week. (PPU Photo)