I took time to review the series of events, efforts and enthusiasm that was invested in the inauguration ceremony of our president, our man “uncle P”, as some of us call him, and all that my mind could think of was ‘I wish I was there to see all this for myself!’
All of it made me prouder to be Rwandan! I certainly have a great feeling about the huge strides we are taking as a country… and in spite of the few potholes in the path, and the pushes and pulls we’ll get in form of opposition, we’ve come a long way, and what lies ahead shouldn’t be a barrier; we’ll make it there.
I personally loved the sight of the artistic formation of the large lettered phrase “KAGAME PAUL OYEE…” in the national flag colours. I believe art speaks for itself.
The attendance itself was more than impressive. Everyone who attended, in my view, added brightness to the occasion, their appearance was that valuable vote of confidence that the president needed at the moment.
I was also quite impressed by the very thorough news reporters from all over who sounded somewhat like the Hollywood paparazzi.
They went ahead to fill us in on the different levels of applause which greeted each special guest, apparently even filling us in on the attire of the President! Hilarious! One can only imagine that if the president was a lady, we’d even know the colour of her nail polish on such a day.
All in all, this day passed one message that ‘Uncle P’ didn’t really have to utter himself: He said he didn’t know about us, but as for him and all who were ready to aim for the sky, he was ready, with his mind made up.
He’s already on his way and you’re welcome aboard, whenever yours is made up or at least, you’re welcome to celebrate the victory!
All I have to say to him and his team on behalf of all the youth of Rwanda is that we’re behind you all the way! Brains ready, hands stronger than ever! We have our seatbelts on and we’re shooting along for the sky.
In our mother tongue I’d say; ‘Bakureke uyobore’, ‘urasobanutse!’