The Minister for Youth and ICT, Jean Philbert Nsengimana, has urged young leaders from Kigali to uphold discipline at the grassroots level and become the agents of change in their respective communities.
Nsengimana was speaking on Saturday at Tumba College of Technology in Rulindo District while closing a week-long national itorero civic education for youth leaders from all sectors and cell levels in Kigali City.
Minister Nsengimana urged the youth to help fight drug abuse among peers, and fight Sexual Transmission Diseases and HIV/Aids to boost the quality of their lives.
The minister also told the youth leaders to be innovative by working hard to enhance the country’s socio-economic development, adding that the youth must use ICTs to accelerate the value of their work.
“The youth have to show their strength in the use of technologies if we want to continue marching toward a bright future,” Minister Nsengimana said.
For a period of seven days, the youth learned how to find solutions themselves to same challenges that hinder their welfare through practical actions, dubbed ‘Imikoro-Ngiro.’
The ongoing Itorero for youth leaders from across the country, known as Inkomezamihigo, is organised by the Ministry of Youth and ICT, National Itorero Commission, Rwanda Defence Force, National Youth Council, Ministry of Local Government, and other partners.
The ‘Itorero ry’Igihugu’ is culturally a course steeped in exhorting the core values and traditions of Rwandans, patriotism and the vision of the country towards development.
Participants committed to using the skills acquired during the training to improve the welfare of the people in their communities.