The Mo Ibrahim Foundation, in their index for the just concluded year, ranked Rwanda the first in the region as the safest; this should propel us into further action.
For decades before the Liberation War, Rwanda had been almost non-existent on the world map, but the recent achievements not only in the region by globally leave little to tell of the transformation onto which it has embarked to give the Rwandan population what they had been starved of.
In this index, the country has not only ranked number one in the region but also become the fourth on the whole of the African continent! This should be victory for which all Rwandans should be proud.
This should also serve as a launching pad towards improvement in other areas especially development and subsequently improving on the living standards of the Rwandan citizens.
With safety, this means that the flow of investments will most definitely shoot up. as has been increasingly the case and with the investments, especially by multinational companies, standards of living among Rwandans will be positively affected.
In the index some areas where the country scored low, was because of the history the country went through and with time, we shall steadfastly flourish.
This history, which culminated into the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, left imaginable poverty margins whose wounds are still being nursed. What cannot go unnoticed however, are some of the indicators that this foundation is using.
For instance basing on unreliable reports compiled by well known biased entities like the Reporters without Boarders a French organisation masquerading as a ‘media watchdog’.
The Foundation should be wary of such characters and before using their reports as benchmarks, should always look up their background and reputation they have to get accurate compilations.