As we celebrate the 17th anniversary of the Liberations struggle, allow me, through The New Times, to express what this special day means for me as a Rwandan.
Rwanda’s progress for the last 17 years speaks for itself but personally, I believe every Rwandan, if not all, has a story to tell from the last 17 years, be it in their personal and family development as well as at the national level.
I have seen my family and I progress in various aspects, from the standards of living to household incomes, education to health, all these have not come from our hard work alone.
Having good leadership, peace and stability, as well as a sense of dignity and ownership are some of the principles that have driven the success. A leadership that builds a sense of ownership and belonging among the citizens is one envied by nations the world over.
Rwanda is proud to have one.
Walking around my country seeing the development taking place, the good, clean roads, schools, hospitals, agriculture thriving, good looking people, I can only feel proud to be Rwandan.
I believe Rwandans from all walks of life have testimonies about the change in their lives. Let’s share them during this period.