Yesterday, we reported that Rwanda emerged ahead of her East African counterparts and 6th overall in Africa in the Global Competitiveness Survey carried out this year.
It is the first time the country has featured in the survey.
The study captures a broad range of factors that influence key strengths and weaknesses, affecting an economy, including business efficiency, innovation, financial markets, health, education, and infrastructure.
This impressive achievement is a result of concerted efforts by the Rwandan people to turn their country around. After the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, which left the entire economy shattered, the government has put in place programs that have ensured not only unprecedented recovery but also remarkable development, never witnessed in the country before.
The Rwandan people have continued to work very hard, and against all odds, have put their country back on the world map.
Today, the country is focusing on the development of various sectors, such as agriculture, tourism, ICT, mining and energy that will further promote investment.
From the highest levels of government, there is the will to streamline legal frame works, cut red-tape and improve on service delivery, all in the spirit of ensuring that the country is an ideal investment destination.
It is this mindset and approach towards development that has seen the country score high in Global surveys, such as the World Bank doing business report, where Rwanda emerged the top reformer.
In spite of the remarkable progress, we should not relax. The results should only serve to motivate us to work even harder.