Despite the fact that some sections of the international media and ‘human rights’ organisations want the world to believe that things have gone wrong in Rwanda, the facts on the ground will always put them to shame.
They say that there is tension on the streets, but the ebbs and flows of daily life put rest to that assertion. People go to work as usual, either in their fields or offices, and life continues as it always had.
They say that there is a political crisis but the leaders of Rwanda have put that rumour to rest in the strongest possible terms.
One of the biggest lies was that the Rwandan people were miserable. Well, according to the global polling firm, Gallup, whose lack of bias must be taken for granted, the majority of Rwandans are optimistic about their country’s economic future and believe that their lives are getting better by the day.
The respondents were asked one question -”Right now, do you think the economic conditions in your city or area where you live, as a whole, are getting better or getting worse?” – and 62 percent said things were getting better.
How many nations worldwide have that kind of optimism? The fact of the matter is that Rwandans have faith in their government and the system. So, who will you listen to?
Fellows sitting in plush offices in London, Paris and New York, or Rwandans living in Rwanda?