RUBAVU- Rwanda’s teachers will receive more intensive training to improve their proficiency in English. This was one of the key decisions of the just concluded Leadership Retreat where the country’s leaders resolved to renew and strengthen their focus on results and to work more closely together across government.
There will also be increased support and training for SMEs so that they can create jobs and boost the economy.
The Rwanda Development Board announced a new target of $550 million in investments for 2011 and pledged to continue reforms to promote business in Rwanda while protecting the country’s interests.
In a renewed effort to increase electricity generation and access, in order to power communities and drive business, responsibility for electricity generation was transferred from the Ministry of Infrastructure to the Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority (EWASA)
The country’s improved ICT infrastructure will assist in resolving barriers and support implementation of all government priority programmes.
More than 200 government officials, including ministers, ambassadors, mayors and heads of key agencies, as well as senior members of the legislature and judiciary, spent the last three days in Rubavu discussing how best to accelerate progress in priority sectors.
Speaking at the closing of the Leadership Retreat, President Paul Kagame urged leaders to be ambitious and committed to delivering change, noting that their success would be measured by the benefits they deliver for their fellow citizens.
The President told the delegates that, although they all had defined roles, they must work and support each other to ensure that no part of Rwanda’s society is left behind as the country moves towards Vision 2020.
He pointed out that each retreat gave the opportunity for self-evaluation, improved understanding and new solutions to Rwanda’s challenges.
“The same vigour evident in the debates, over the past few days, must be applied to implementation and making the right choices in order to deliver for the Rwandan people,” Kagame said.