Kagame meets Rockefeller boss

VILLAGE URUGWIRO - President Paul Kagame on Tuesday met a visiting delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation with whom he discussed different areas in which the American foundation would like to invest."We mainly discussed agriculture and the progress that has been registered in regard to rural development," Judith Rodin, the foundation president, said after their meeting with President Kagame at Village Urugwiro. She said that the purpose of their visit was to identify opportunities in which they could pick interest. "We shall be happy to be part of the development in Rwanda," said Rodin.
President Kagame with Rodin (2nd left), Musoni (L), State Minister for Agriculture Dr Agnes Kalibata (in red) and other officials at Village Urugwiro on Tuesday. (PPU photo)
President Kagame with Rodin (2nd left), Musoni (L), State Minister for Agriculture Dr Agnes Kalibata (in red) and other officials at Village Urugwiro on Tuesday. (PPU photo)

VILLAGE URUGWIRO -  President Paul Kagame on Tuesday met a visiting delegation from the Rockefeller Foundation with whom he discussed different areas in which the American foundation would like to invest.

"We mainly discussed agriculture and the progress that has been registered in regard to rural development," Judith Rodin, the foundation president, said after their meeting with President Kagame at Village Urugwiro.

She said that the purpose of their visit was to identify opportunities in which they could pick interest.

"We shall be happy to be part of the development in Rwanda," said Rodin.

The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, James Musoni, who attended the meeting, said that the foundation pledged support in the agriculture sector.

"They are already supporting different agricultural activities through a project called AGRA," said Musoni.

He said that they also discussed several initiatives including the public insurance scheme (Mutuelle de Sante). Musoni added that the leaders of the foundation also expressed interest in helping attract American private enterprises to invest in Rwanda.

Rockefeller Foundation was established in 1913 by John D. Rockefeller, Sr., with an aim of promoting the well-being of humanity by addressing the root causes of serious problems. It operates around the world expanding opportunities to vulnerable groups.

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