Over 2000 to attend 15th National Dialogue

On 7 December 2017 at 06:49

Over 2000 people from Rwanda and abroad will attend the 15th National Dialogue locally known as Umushyikirano slated for 18th-19th December at Kigali Convention Center.

Umushyikirano is an annual event that gives Rwandans from different walks of life the opportunity to ask questions directly to their leaders. The event is chaired by the President and attended by members of the cabinet and parliament, representatives of the Rwandan Community abroad and, local government, media, the diplomatic community and others invited by the President.

Speaking to the media, the Minister for Cabinet Affairs, Marie SolangeKayisire said that this year they will focus on National Transformation Programme, economic development and the role of youth in national development among other topics.

“As for the previous sessions, youth from different sides of the country will participate in the event using online technologies. They will be on different sites including Petit Stade in Kigali, Nyamasheke, Gatsibo, Musanze and Huye as organized one site per province,” she said.

In the event, they will also present the performance of last year’s Umushyikirano resolutions implementation which took place under the theme ‘Shaping together the Rwanda we want’.

Umushyikirano is governed by Article 140 of the constitution where it takes place once a year and debates issues relating to the state of the Nation and National Unity.