This is an indicator that “yes, Rwanda can make it”. Rating Rwanda as the most corrupt free is not a favour but rather consorted efforts of Rwandans.
Even the 13% should not be blamed on anybody in Rwanda; rather Rwandans and the rest should understand that building institutions in post-conflict environment is a process. Rwanda is at a faster pace than what the conventional paradigm asserts.
Many countries have experienced post-conflict situations even before Rwanda but the situation on the ground in those countries shows no difference. What then makes it possible for the case of Rwanda?
To the best of my knowledge, it’s good governance steered by a visionary leader, President Paul Kagame. He was/is the panacea to the miraculous post-conflict reconstruction of Rwanda after the horrific 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. Then for the sake of sustainability, he should be given another mandate after 2017.
Shawn, Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
Reaction to Pan Butamire’s opinion, “Rwanda can be tops in corruption-cleanliness”, (The New Times, July 12)
Good governance leads to a corruption free society