NGOMA / Kirehe – The Liberal Party (PL) Presidential contender, Prosper Higiro has promised residents of Ngoma and Kirehe Districts in the Eastern Province introduction of modern farming methods once elected which will compete favourably on the world market.
Higiro was yesterday addressing hundreds of party supporters in the two districts where he kicked off his campaign trail.
“Agriculture will be modernized into a profession for those who practice it, and this will help farmers to grow crops for sale rather than subsistence consumption only,” Higiro said
He promised to help Rwandan investors to venture into small factories to mainly process their agro-products and build more vocational institutions to get manpower to work in these factories.
Higiro, who commended the steps the country has taken in development since 1994 in areas like security, unity and reconciliation, economic development, education, health and people’s welfare, promised to continue strengthening all these systems to achieve the development a country desires.
“There is a lot that was done, but there is still a long way to go. PL has the capacity and zeal to address some of these challenges that remain,” he said
He singled out injustice, poverty, corruption, and lack of enough infrastructures as some of the challenges still faced by the country “and together all these will be ironed out. There will be no more queuing before the President to have their issues solved when there are leaders supposed to solve them.”
All villages will have clean water, electricity and feeder roads connecting to the main ones, are other things, he said, will be put in place to ease the transportation of produced goods.
PL President, Protais Mitali, who officially launched the campaign in Nyakarambi Sector in Kirehe District, where the campaign started before heading to Ngoma, dismissed claims that PL is unable to compete in the Presidential elections.
“One of the objectives of PL since it was formed 19 years ago was to win the top post (President). We prepared ourselves for all these years and this is the time,” Mitali who is also the Minister of Youth said.