The Ghanaian consulate in Rwanda, led by Honorary Consul Dennis Karera, on Wednesday visited the Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD) in Nyanza District, Southern Province.
Currently, 31 Ghanaian students are undertaking a post-graduate diploma course in legal practice at the institute.
The visit aimed at establishing a good relationship between the Institute and Ghana, through the consulate.
“It is not common that we get guests of this kind coming to visit us. Even though we have different nationalities with us, apart from inviting diplomatic missions for graduation ceremonies, sometimes some of them do not even turn up. So, having the consul here is a great pleasure for us,” said Didas Kayihura, the Rector ILPD.
Karera, a businessman, requested the Ghanaian students to learn a lot from Rwanda besides the Diploma in Legal Practice.
He took them through various success stories of Rwanda in doing business and socio-economic development the country has seen over the past two decades.
“It is my pleasure to visit my people, I could not wait to come and visit you because it’s my principal duty to receive you, to take care of you, knowing everything about you, knowing your issues and even helping you to sort them out” Karera said.
All the Ghanaian students at the institute study full-time at its headquarters in Nyanza.
Asked about the benefits of this visit to them, Rita Aduako Agyen Takyi, one of the students, said that the visit reaffirmed and reassured them of the Consulate’s commitment to the Ghanaian community in Rwanda.
ILDP offers diplomas that allow lawyers to practice in the country and hosts students from different countries.
It has received foreign students from Gambia, Cameroon, Sudan, South Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Malawi, Zambia and Ghana.