The most important fact that the world needs to know is that one can only learn the history and the change that has been registered in Rwanda when and if they visit us.
I spent 19 years in refugee camps and I was hearing of the changes in Rwanda but they didn't mean a lot to me until I came back home.
Therefore, many Rwandans in Diaspora and the world at large do not really feel and understand the history and, mainly the social, economic and political transformation, in our country.
Additionally, it is unfortunate that there are ill-intentioned influential people who are hell-bent on undermining Rwandans and what they have achieved. They are using their influence to mock a republic through writing and drama. That's why I persuade the world by saying: “Come and see for yourselves”.
Come and see hundreds of thousands of Tutsi lying in memorial grave yards in different parts of the country. Their names are written on graveyards. Even those who killed them know these names.
Finally, I believe in revolution. No one can resist a revolution. Rwandans have passed through enough and they have rebuilt.
There is a major point that Rwandans should note: if we continue to spread the gospel of unity and self-reliance, we shall be restored to our originality. That originality destroyed by colonialists, and Rwanda shall continue to change for the better and forever.
Now is the time for Rwandans to pull their boot straps, roll up their sleeves and get ready for even a more ferocious struggle against our detractors who will use all means to frustrate us as 2017 nears.
They will attempt to divide us, apply all sorts of barriers along the way to our vision and make all sorts of accusations against our government and President.
This is the time to look ahead and renew our resolve and re-energise our resilience. We have resisted such evil machinations before and we shall resist them even harder in future.
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