Rwanda's journey has been remarkable

Editor, RE: “Any attempts to destabilise Rwanda will fail: Kagame” (The New Times, April 10).
After the Walk to Remember on Saturday,  thousands of Rwandans converged at Amahoro National Stadium where President Kagame addressed them, after taking part in the Walk. (T. Kisambira)
After the Walk to Remember on Saturday, thousands of Rwandans converged at Amahoro National Stadium where President Kagame addressed them, after taking part in the Walk. (T. Kisambira)

Editor,

RE:Any attempts to destabilise Rwanda will fail: Kagame” (The New Times, April 10).

 

When I look at the distance we have travelled these past twenty-two years I find it all the more remarkable given the relentless and continuing attempts by very powerful allies of those who carried out the genocide against our people to put spokes in our wheels to stop us from moving forward.

 

No wonder they hate us so, and more especially they hate President Paul Kagame; first for defeating them every time on the field of battle, then for having the wisdom to know how to reconcile and unite us as Rwandans when the Genocide of one section of our people by another should have made that impossible, convince us that our only salvation was to work for our common good, and then, very skillfully, to lead us on that journey whose distance and achievements on the way we are now looking back on with justifiable pride.

 

The body of Rwanda was indeed broken, but never her spirit. And with our spirit still alive, and a leadership that has demonstrated it knows how to tap into that spirit, I have no doubt the best part of our common journey together as Rwandans has in fact only started.

Mwene Kalinda

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