Umushyikirano 2019

Umushyikirano: What are the impressions?

From December 19th-20th, Rwandans were attending and following the 17th National Umushyikirano Council. Some 2,000 Rwandans from all walks of life and diaspora converged in Kigali Convention Center for the two-day council.  Umushyikirano was also being followed live from five sites: Rusizi...

Sunday, December 22, 2019 - 12:18am

Kagame: 2020 will be an even better year

President Paul Kagame called on participants of the 17th Umushyikirano to not only reflect on achievements but strive to deliver more for the citizens of Rwanda. The President was closing the 2nd day of the 17th National Umushyikirano Council that began Thursday, December 19 at Kigali Convention...

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 1:22am

Highlights of 2019 Umushyikirano

The 17th edition of the National Umushyikirano Council ended yesterday. Saturday Times compiles six things that stood out at this year’s Umushyikirano. 1. Use of Kinyarwanda It’s Umushyikirano so obviously Kinyarwanda is the language of choice so that all Rwandans are catered...

Saturday, December 21, 2019 - 12:45am

Kagame: Economy has grown despite challenges

President Paul Kagame has said that despite various challenges this year, Rwanda’s economy grew rapidly, applauding stakeholders for their efforts in making this possible. The president delivered his State of the Nation address yesterday at the 17th Umushyikirano Council and reminded...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 11:09pm

Umushyikirano: Preservation of family values takes centre stage

There is need to change mindsets and promote collaborations between the government and families to ensure that the country is raising children who are going to be responsible citizens in future. This was raised today during Umushyikirano Council where discussions rotated around engaging families...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 3:18pm

Umushyikirano 2019: Six faces and voices that stood out on Day I

The 17th edition of the National Umushyikirano Council kicked off at Kigali Convention Centre Thursday, with thousands of other participants following the event live from large screens mounted at five remote sites across the country. From youth to senior citizens, from politicians, experts and...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:35pm

Editorial: Umushyikirano always brings out the best of Rwanda’s policies

The National Dialogue, or the National Umushyikirano Council by its proper name, always has some surprises in store, and this year, there were several to choose from on the first day. The meeting gives one a picture of the country’s health in all colours; the successes, the challenges and...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:44am

How the 2018 Umushyikirano resolutions were implemented

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said that 81 per cent of last year’s Umunshyikirano resolutions were achieved while 12 per cent remain on watch. He made the disclosure during a presentation on how the 10 resolutions of the 16th National Umushyikirano Council were implemented. He was...

Friday, December 20, 2019 - 12:35am

Umushyikirano: Kagame faults leaders on wetland saga

President Paul Kagame today called out local and senior government officials for the mismanagement of the  relocation of people living in high-risk zones.  Addressing participants at the 17th Umushyikirano Council, Kagame used his State of the Nation address to hold...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 5:04pm

Umushyikirano kicks off

The 17th edition of the Annual National Umushyikirano Council gets underway Thursday at Kigali Convention Centre, attracting some 2,000 delegates from across Rwanda and beyond for a conversation on matters of national importance. This year’s Umushyikirano will focus on efforts to sustain...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:53am

EDITORIAL: Leaders should exploit Umushyikirano, the biggest free pool of ideas

Responsible leaders always have an ear to the ground and a finger on the pulse to feel the mood and needs of the people under their watch. Not keeping track with the people entrusted upon them has been the Achilles’ heel of many failed leaders and their administrative structures....

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 12:18am

Umushyikirano 2019: Six things that Rwandans want discussed

From December 19-20, Rwandans will converge at the Kigali Convention Centre for the annual National Dialogue, commonly known as Umushyikirano, to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the country. Last year, Umushyikirano discussed the partnerships for growth, preserving memory and...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 10:46am

Editorial: Umushyikirano 2019: Another opportunity to draw lessons and aim higher

The year 2019 is projected to be a good year for Rwanda’s economy overall, with a double-digit growth rate. Now that is something to be proud of as a people just as the country prepares to usher in the year 2020. But before we welcome the New Year, Rwandans will have the opportunity to...

Monday, December 16, 2019 - 12:06am

Umushyikirano 2019 set for next week

Final touches are being put to this year’s Umushyikirano edition, which is slated to kick off next week on Thursday and end on Friday at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), officials have said. This year’s edition is set to bring together close to 2,000 Rwandans from the country and...

Friday, December 13, 2019 - 9:39am