URUGWIRO VILLAGE - President Kagame yesterday met with Tony Blair, former British Prime Minister and founder of the African Governance Initiative, a charitable organization which assists African leaders to effectively deliver their vision for their countries.
Blair, who is on the Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) and a regular visitor to Rwanda, is here as part of the partnership with the government of Rwanda in which AGI has been providing capacity building support since 2008.
The meeting today follows Blair’s earlier visit in May and marks AGI’s second year in Rwanda.
“Professionals from AGI are currently working side by side with officials in the Office of the President, the Office of the Prime Minister, Ministry of Public Service and the Rwanda Development Board, to assist in delivering on key priorities for Rwanda’s development, promoting investment and advising on government capacity building strategy,” a statement from Office of the President said.
Blair also met separately with Ministers Anastase Murekezi ,Protais Musoni and Louise Mushikiwabo and discussed ongoing assistance from the AGI in developing systems and processes in their respective institutions.
Today, he is scheduled to witness the signing of a major green energy investment and visit a bio-fuel laboratory. Blair is also expected to visit a school to view the ongoing government campaign of building over 3000 additional classrooms for the newly established nine-year basic education programme.