Speaking in Kigali yesterday, Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda National Investment Trust (RNIT) Ltd, André Gashugi advised Diaspora members to use the fund for securing their own and families’ future.
A number of Diaspora members are in the country for festive holidays and participated at the National Dialogue Council, locally known as Umushyikirano, early this week.
He told them to save in the fund to support the government’s saving initiative and promotion of investment in the country.
“A person always thinks about where they have invested their fortune. If you want to keep thinking about Rwanda, you should invest in here. The fund should link Rwandans in Diaspora and their families in the country. Rwandans should save for their children. The more develops, the more profit investors get from their investments,” he said.
Rwandan Diaspora member in Norway, Etienne Murenzi, hailed the fund saying that it is paramount to spur the Rwanda’s development.
“This fund is good for raising saving culture among Rwandans. It is a good programme that should be supported by every individual who is proud of their country’s development. We, as Rwandans living in Diaspora, have many unnecessary expenses that we can stop and save in this fund,” he said.
President of Rwandan Diaspora, Daniel Murenzi said that the fund is crucial for the development of the country and committed to promote the initiative among Rwandans living abroad.
“I’m very pleased with how people expressed interest in saving in the fund,” he said.
Iterambere Fund currently, has 2,000 shareholders with Rwf1.45 billion of savings.