Residents of Nyamasheke District, in the Southern Province, say that the RPF Presidential Candidate, Paul Kagame, is an achiever and that he deserves another term in office. The New Times Senior Reporter, Edwin Musoni, asked some of them why they want Kagame to stay in power.
Maria Uwimana, 41, farmer
I was once very sick and I didn’t know I had HIV/Aids until the day government officials came offering free testing. It is then that I learnt that I was living with the virus. I lost hope of living but was offered free medication and now I am living a happy and healthy life.
In this area, we faced difficulties in accessing medical facilities, but ever since Kagame came into power, he gave us an ambulance, a health centre and we are now beneficiaries of Mutuelle de Sante (health insurance).