Rwanda has a lot to learn from Singapore

Editor,   Refer to the story, “Mushikiwabo in Singapore for partnership meet” (The New Times, August 26).

Editor,  

Refer to the story, “Mushikiwabo in Singapore for partnership meet” (The New Times, August 26). This meeting is timely; it comes when we as Rwandans have given ourselves an ambitious target of graduating from a poor to middle-income country by 2020.

Double-digit growth is the only way we shall get there; however, are we ready for this struggle? There is no middle ground; Rwanda has to pursue and emulate the Singaporean path.

Our point of departure is almost the same: humble beginning, small size and zeal to prosper; when it comes to accessibility we are land-linked and soon we shall be air-linked through Bugesera International Airport.

Our marginal advantage over Singapore is our natural resources, especially water and reliable climate that can stimulate “economic green growth”.

JK, Rwanda

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