President Paul Kagame has received a delegation of 30 students from Wharton Business School who are on a study trip on Rwanda’s development.
The delegation which arrived in Rwanda on 23rd May will conclude the visit on 27th May 2017.
After holding exclusive talks with president Kagame, the CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi told the media that the students are learning from various areas of developments attained in Rwanda following the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
“They have learnt the role of leadership in development. They learnt how leadership decentralization was made possible and how private sector enhances the country’s development,” she said.
Akamanzi explained that students were taken through Rwanda’s home grown solutions including Girinka program, performance contracts among others.
She reiterated that such a visit is important to Rwanda as they can bring in their business operations or conduct advocacy.
“The students may return to invest in the country as a result of identified opportunities after witnessing our best achievements, and the way we facilitate private investors,” he said.
Prof. Katherine Klein, the vice dean of Wharton Social Impact Initiative said students acquired a lot from talks with president Kagame.
“I and my students have been in Rwanda for days where we have been surprised by the country’s development. We acquired lessons from the vision of president Kagame, the way he structured his leadership. We have also drawn attention on challenges and opportunities in the country’s development,” she said.
The students’ itinerary indicates that they will visit Kigali genocide memorial, Trust Industries, Model village in Rweru and Gashora Girls academy among others.
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