Members of the Social Democratic Party (PSD) from various provinces have met to share ideas on how best they can prepare for the upcoming presidential polls set for August 2017 and discussed how to support ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ program among others targeting citizens’ development.
During the Sunday meet held in Southern Province, the general secretary of PSD,Dr Ngabitsinze J.Chrysostome said that members of districts’ committees shared ideas preparing for districts’ congress in which ideas of strengthening the political party and draw a presidential manifesto will be presented.
It was also attended by Senator Niyongana Garican, the president of PSD in Southern Province.
“We have in this meeting discussed how to prepare districts’ congress. Outcomes will be incorporated into the national congress which will decide on presidential candidate,” he said.
The meeting also attracted talks on ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ and advised residents on the importance of irrigation during the dry season. Addressing members on Ndi Umunyarwanda, Dr Iyamuremye Augustin castigated foreign media and organizations undermining the 1994 genocide against Tutsi and criticizing Ndi Umunyarwanda.
Members pledged to resist people interfering with Rwanda affairs to taint good programs like Ndi Umunyarwanda yet it is the foundation of unity and reconciliation among Rwandans.
They pledged to spread positive developments brought by Ndi Umunyarwanda.
Prof Gatari Callixte gave a talk on agriculture after which members supported the idea of empowering farmers to ensure increased production and food sufficiency.
Members also h supported the policy of land consolidation and settling citizens in organized villages, getting people into cooperatives to enable the easy access agriculture loans and equipment.