As Rwandans prepare to celebrate, for the 16th time, the liberation of the country from decades of dictatorial regimes that culminated into the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, we should not sit back.
As has always been said by the leaders of our country, the liberation struggle did not stop 16 years ago; there is an equally pressing struggle that still lies ahead; to liberate Rwandans out of poverty.
For over three decades, the bad leadership that prevailed in the country left all socio-economic infrastructures in tatters, people were subsequently left poor, and this is what the current government has tireless worked to reverse.
However, it should not only be a struggle for the government. Rwandans as the primary stakeholders have an important role to play in this, especially through putting to use the already designed roadmap that government has designed.
It is through hard work that we will accomplish our mission of doing away with foreign aid, which, as different experts have said, has not made any visible impact, especially in Africa, even with trillions of dollars that have been ‘donated’ by the rich countries.
We will triumph if we embrace and work towards the set goals that are especially enshrined in the Vision 2020 document.