The Rwandan Diaspora has been asked to do more in contributing to the county’s development.
The call was made by president of the Rwanda Diaspora Global Network (RDGN), Gustave Karara in a communiqué to the community.
Karara commended the Rwandans living abroad for their continued efforts in the development of their motherland and urged them to commit even more, especially by being the country’s ambassadors wherever they are.
Karara applauded the Diaspora-initiated development projects especially the One Dollar Campaign (ODC), a fundraising campaign that has raised over Rwf 1bn for the construction of hostels meant to house students who are victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
The global network also recently set up a mutual fund – the Rwandan Diaspora Mutual Fund (RDMF), to help invest back home.
“We appeal to you to maintain the love and patriotism you showed to all Rwandans and our country – this enabled the Rwandan Diaspora to have a real role in developing the country and it is now being considered as another province of Rwanda,” Karara said.