This week, we reported that the Ministry of Public Service and Labour has embarked on a three-year intense programme to teach more than 5,000 civil servants the English language.
The project, funded by the Belgian government will start with 560 beneficiaries, who will enroll at the Rwanda Institute of Administration and Management (RIAM), to begin courses conducted by tutors from the British Council.
By mastering the English language, Rwandans will benefit economically, considering that the country is part of the Commonwealth and the East African Community.
Business negotiations and transactions with other Commonwealth and EAC countries will be made much simpler, once most of the people from the member states can communicate in one language.
With English widely spoken in the region and the world at large, there is no doubt that teaching the language will benefit the country as a whole.
From a global perspective, Rwanda’s vision of attracting investors will be realized.