Prof. Manasseh Nshuti, your description is widely and critically researched. It’s also highly academic as usual. But please note that transformation can be achieved through creative thinking and creating innovators.
Leadership change is possible among our 11 million people. What is needed though is the capacity to innovate, the ability to solve problems creatively or to bring new possibilities to life as well as skills like critical thinking, communication and collaboration.
Leadership skills can be developed and this is a must. Remember we can teach new hires the content and we will have to because content continues to change, but we cannot teach them how to think, how to ask the right questions and how to take initiatives.
Francis, Kigali Rwanda
The first thing I can say is that I agree with Prof. Nshuti. I am a Kenyan who travels frequently between Kigali and Nairobi. Rwanda’s acclaimed security has no match in the region, and even my fellow countrymen know that. President Kagame isn’t a hero only in Rwanda; he’s a hero also in Kenya.
Then why are you Rwandans debating his departure and term limits? No kidding here; you change him, you change security and development.
Jim Karanja, Nairobi Kenya
I personally have great respect for H.E Paul Kagame and I admire all that he has done for this country, especially in restoring and keeping peace.
However, I disagree with people who are trying to put in our minds that only one person can lead this country and that without him Rwanda will be in chaos.
Please, let us not be demagogic. The homework that H.E Paul Kagame assigned to RPF cadres was to see how we can have change but maintain stability and continuity.
May God bless all of us.
Peter, Kigali Rwanda
Reactions to Prof. Nshuti Manasseh’s commentary, “Change with stability and continuity: A political homework. Part VII”, (The New Times, April 5)
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