In just sixteen years, Rwanda has moved from being one of the most devastated countries to being not only peaceful, but also a beacon of hope.
The determination of its leadership and the hard work of its citizens, have uplifted the once written off country, to a desired destination for both tourists and investors.
Despite the progress, Rwanda has to deal with reports from Human Rights Organizations that are not only inaccurate but also misleading. The reports are produced by individuals who are miles away and are not in touch with what is happening in Rwanda.
They conduct research among individuals who have personal agendas or selfish interests, and consider what they are told as the gospel truth.
The reports create the impression that Rwanda is insecure, disrespectful human rights, persecutes journalists and is almost uninhabitable. However, for Rwandans living in the country, the reports come as a shock.
The reports fail to acknowledge the important policy measures and initiatives by the government of Rwanda to create sustainable peace and development of Rwanda.
Such types of scare reports harm Rwanda’s credibility and distract its people from the real business of developing the country.
Therefore, instead of misleading the world with inaccurate accounts, the Human Rights organizations should go a step further and verify whether what they are being told is factual.