The award is given to change makers in good governance, sciences, arts, sports and industries.
The head of state was awarded Wednesday evening at the International Achievement Summit in London.
Speaking during the summit, Kagame said that true achievement is not individual.
“Alone, none of us can accomplish much. When we apply our talents toward the common good, with those around us, we can transform our world for the better” he said.
Speaking about rebuilding the country, Kagame said; “Today, we have a country that has come together, united as never before, and which makes everyone proud”
He continued to say Rwandans believed that it was possible,despite enormous odds.
“So, we just kept going, until the vision became a reality” he added
Asked to speak about his role model, President Kagame said that he is inspired by Rwandan people.
“Only honest answer I can give is the people of Rwanda who suffered so much, yet refused to be defeated” he replied.
Kagame said that in terms of practical governance, what they did was to ensure everyone felt they were treated equally.
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