United Nations’ support commendable

Editor, Refer to the story “UN injects Rwf19bn into youth employment” (The New Times, July 9).
UN resident coordinator Lamin Manneh (L) and Finance Minister Claver Gatete pose for cameras after signing a Rwf19 billion financial support on Tuesday. John Mbanda.
UN resident coordinator Lamin Manneh (L) and Finance Minister Claver Gatete pose for cameras after signing a Rwf19 billion financial support on Tuesday. John Mbanda.

Editor,

Refer to the story “UN injects Rwf19bn into youth employment” (The New Times, July 9).

Great offer and thanks to the development partners for contributing towards the fight against poverty in Rwanda which I believe will directly benefit all Rwandans.

In addition to helping the youth, there are other categories of Rwandans that can also benefit from this offer.

There’s the category of Rwandans who just returned to Rwanda from exile and are now seeking rehabilitation, the category of former convicts seeking reintegration, the orphans and the street children that luck skills to fit in any employment opportunity but who can undergo different trainings for future job opportunities, and finally, the category of Rwandans willing to indulge themselves into starting small businesses as a way of uplifting themselves from lower into middle class citizens, attaining social activation that will altogether contribute to higher national economic figures.

To achieve this, there is a need for the creation of a second chance act within Rwandan laws that will be concerned with identifying these categories and helping to resettle them or avail them with financial help from this kind of offer that will finally activate all Rwandans in their different classes towards achieving a fully functioning society with a better life.

Clet Kintu Mugabo, United States

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