Kagame’s Rutsiro rally attracts over 100,000

RUTSIRO - The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) candidate, for the August 9, presidential elections, Paul Kagame, yesterday, continued with his campaign in the Western Province where he was accorded a heroic welcome by over 100,000 residents of Rutsiro District.
The President and First Lady Jeannette Kagame on the campaign trail in Rutsiro District in  the Western Province yesterday (Photo Adam Scotti)
The President and First Lady Jeannette Kagame on the campaign trail in Rutsiro District in the Western Province yesterday (Photo Adam Scotti)

RUTSIRO - The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) candidate, for the August 9, presidential elections, Paul Kagame, yesterday, continued with his campaign in the Western Province where he was accorded a heroic welcome by over 100,000 residents of Rutsiro District.

As they waited for arrival of the RPF Candidate, the massive and vibrant crowd sang and danced to party songs, as famous local artistes fired-up the crowd.

Accompanied by his family members, Kagame’s greeted the enthusiastic supporters, amidst deafening cheers from the excited crowd.

In his speech, Kagame told the residents that he had visited them for two reasons; to celebrate past achievements and to lay strategies for sustaining them.

When Kagame said that there is a lot that awaits Rutsiro residents, he attracted a thunderous applause from the large gathering. But, added that all they need, is to vote the RPF candidate and the rest will fall in place. He reminded the residents that the development of Rwanda lies in their hands.

The candidate pointed out the country now has people who listen and work, unlike in the past.

He hastened to add that in the past seven years, the country has witnessed better politics and that nobody will ever respect the dignity of the Rwandan people more than the RPF, its candidate and Rwandans themselves.

Kagame went on to pledge the construction of the Ngororero-Rusebeya –Mungoti road that connects Rutsiro and Karongi districts.

At the rally, Desire Maniraguha, gave his life changing testimony, thanking the RPF leadership, and commended Kagame for having facilitated his businesses.

“Seven years ago, I started a business with an operational capital of Rwf 10,000. Today, I work with a cooperative that deals in fruit processing and makes a profit of Rwf6m per week,” he said.

Godance Ntamwera, on her part, narrated how she fled Rwanda for the DR Congo in 1994, returned two years later and she has since participated in local leadership and benefited from government  programs.

“My children are all educated; the first three are working while the last two are at University. Kagame made me feel proud to be a woman, this is why I will have to vote for him,” Ntamwera said.

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