RUHANGO - RPF Presidential candidate, Paul Kagame, has said that he will ensure that more Rwandan homes and businesses are connected to electricity by the end of next presidential term, if he is re-elected into office.
The candidate, made the remarks at Ndangaburezi School, Ruhango District where he was campaigning before a massive gathering of approximately 80,000 RPF supporters.
Upon arrival at the campaign site, Kagame, accompanied by his family, was welcomed by deafening cheers from the enthusiastic crowd.
In his speech, the candidate said that he had visited Ruhango to thank area residents for the role they continue to play in developing the nation.
Kagame pointed out that Rwanda cannot afford to be characterised by the horrors that befell the nation in the past, and that Rwanda should be looked at as a country of patriotic people who are proud of who they are and love each other.
He reminded Ruhango residents that development, good governance and economic growth are some of the policies that characterize RPF’s vision.
The candidate revealed that he intends to introduce modernised ways of processing cassava in Ruhango, a district known for massive cassava production. He added that the RPF will never disappoint Rwandans, and all that is needed is partnership.
Kagame re-affirmed his commitment to increase free education from nine to 12 years, saying that Rwandans should not tolerate illiteracy.
He said that nobody is going to teach RPF how best to protect the environment since the party has proved to be exemplary in environmental protection.
Kagame’s campaign manager, Fidel Ndayisaba, highlighted the developments in the area, including good roads and schools.
“The achievements you have realised in the past seven years will only increase. You’re yet to see the best,” he said.
During the rally, Hussain Bashime, thanked Kagame for empowering the youth.
“I got into a group with 10 youth and we started a credit scheme. I got Rwf100,000 to start up a cassava growing project. I borrowed Rwf2 million and invested in my cassava business and later won a tender where I earned over Rwf2.8 million. I cleared the loan and bought a motorcycle,” Bashime narrated.
Mediatrice Uzamushaka narrated how her life changed from the One Cow per household project. She has managed to start up businesses from the income generated from the cow.
“I pay for my children’s after-school couching and I have also built a Rwf2 million house,” she added while acknowledging the benefits of the government’s policy to improve the people’s general welfare.