The Rwanda Development Board has called on investors to spread their investments to rural areas in order to close the investment gap between urban areas and upcountry.
The call was made yesterday by the board’s Principal Deputy CEO, George Mulamula, during a meeting with a number of Non Government Organizations (NGOs) operating in the rural areas.
“This gap can be closed by encouraging investment activities to be moved from the urban to the rural areas. Manufacturing, mining, agro-processing and any other activities can flourish in the rural areas,” a document compiled by RDB reads in part.
The strategy is also part of the government’s efforts to alleviate poverty and develop several sectors in order to sustain the national economy.
Mulamula called for the establishment of partnerships to streamline rural development activities.