RUBAVU - The Presidential candidate from the Party for Progress and Concord (PPC), Dr. Alivera Mukabaramba, yesterday, said her party would ensure unemployment benefits once it wins the August 9 polls.
Addressing a rally at Stella Malis grounds in Rubavu District, Mukabaramba added that when her party sails through, she would ensure equal opportunities for all citizens.
Her supporters numbering about 150, many of whom moved along with her in omnibuses, marched through Gisenyi town singing songs that called upon voters to cast their votes in favour of their candidate ‘for progress’.
“We shall focus on establishing unemployment benefits and also ensure that all children access free education from kindergarten to senior three and align the curriculum to skills development,” Mukabaramba pledged.
Still in race
Meanwhile, during the rally, the candidate took over 30 minutes to assure her supporters that she was still in the presidential race, dismissing rumours that she had pulled out.
“This is the 8th day of my campaign meetings, and many people have been calling me, including my campaign manager, asking why we hold rallies yet we have quit the race,” she said.
“But, I want to assure all people and the media that we will not give up until we get to the President’s Office,” Mukabaramba said.
She said that some people have been mistaking her with her fellow senator Agnes Mukabaranga, whose PDC party preferred to support incumbent President Paul Kagame of the RPF.
“People should differentiate between Agnes Mukabaranga of PDC and Dr Alivera of PPC who wants to be the president of this country. We’re confident that we shall win the race.”
Mukabaramba further rallied teachers, promising to improve their welfare once elected.