As various organizations marked Labour Day yesterday, it was time to reflect on the achievements registered so far.
The Day is marked to celebrate the economic and social achievements, as well as to reflect on the day-to-day challenges faced by workers, the world over.
Looking back 17 years, there is no doubt that the Rwandan people have achieved great strides locally, regionally and on the International scene. No one would have predicted that Rwanda would be where it is today after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.
We have drastically improved our security, education levels, health care and the poverty levels have gone down. There is no doubt that Rwanda has earned dignity and respect and it has become the destination of choice for both tourists and investors.
All this would not be possible without the dedicated leadership and a hardworking population. Like President Kagame said in his New Year’s message, “With determination, Rwandans are capable of achieving anything they set their minds to.”
However, despite the long list of achievements, there is still a lot of work that needs to get done, if we are to reach our targets, as outlined in the Vision 2020.
As part of the Labour Day reflections, let’s keep our feet on the progress pedal. The fruits of hard work are evident and desirable. As long as we keep our eyes on the prize, there is no doubt that we will achieve whatever we wish for ourselves, our families and the country.