Achievements should only prompt us to work harder

Editor, Refer to the article, "Kagame urges bolder steps for transformation" (The New Times, December 19). It's true that Rwanda has achieved a lot during 2014. This is the blueprint of what we can achieve once we change our mindsets and work together towards the development of our country. I know and strongly believe that everything is possible.
A participant asks a question during the 12th Umushyikirano yesterday. Village Urugwiro.
A participant asks a question during the 12th Umushyikirano yesterday. Village Urugwiro.

Editor,

Refer to the article, “Kagame urges bolder steps for transformation” (The New Times, December 19).

It’s true that Rwanda has achieved a lot during 2014. This is the blueprint of what we can achieve once we change our mindsets and work together towards the development of our country. I know and strongly believe that everything is possible.

Working hard is the key, but we should also continue having such recognition from the President.

I now know the value of the farmers because the President praised them, and because he gave credit to what they are doing. This is the reason why I’m suggesting that we have this motivational support from him very often, even if it’s not the time for the annual national dialogue.

Knowing that the President gives value to what a farmer in a certain remote and unknown area is doing, that alone makes me feel valuable. I don’t know whether it’s possible or not, but I request the Head of State to deliver his State of the Nation Address at least three times a year.

And by doing so, he can tackle different issues as he did on the opening day of the 12th Umushyikirano.

I would not know that what I’m doing created such a big impact nationwide until I see that the President knows and appreciates it. This is the kind of motivation that will help us Rwandans realise our dreams very soon.

Thank you Mr. President, please address the nation at least three times a year. Applaud those who have worked hard and rebuke those who have slowed down.

Jim Rutare

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