President Paul Kagame on Saturday called upon Rwandans to work hard and transform their lives.
The President made the call while doing community work with residents of Masaka Sector, Kicukiro District.
He was accompanied by and civil servants from various government institutions who participated in the monthly community work, ‘Umuganda’ in Cyimo Cell.
The President joined hundreds of residents in tree planting and digging water channels to control soil erosion. About 8,000 trees were planted.
Kagame observed that the monthly community work has become a tradition, and there is no need of reminding Rwandans to participate in it.
He told the gathering that nobody can force people to work hard, create jobs and provide food for themselves which he said is the only thing that defines them as human beings.
He noted that people shouldn’t be reminded of maintaining a clean and a serene environment because it’s supposed to be part and parcel of their life.
Kagame warned against the habit of street begging, like it was in other countries where people who are energetic and able to provide for themselves, resort to begging.
The president said that people beg because they have failed to use their knowledge and capability to provide for themselves.