President Kagame started the dialogue with the State of the Nation address thanking everyone for the role they have played in the development of the country. “The country is doing well. You have all contributed to this.”
About the ongoing evacuation of residents from wetlands, President Kagame condemned the ineffective communication between leaders and citizens and the inability of leaders to inform citizens about the country’s policies.
“As a leader, how do you permit citizens to build and live in wetlands and provide them with land titles?”
He stated that the issue will soon be resolved where residents with land titles will be compensated.
In the country’s gradual process of expanding freedoms equally for all people and promoting gender equality, Rwanda has made strides in giving an equal platform to women to contribute to the development of the country.
President Kagame commended the role women have played in the development of Rwanda over the past two decades and urged them to keep being the pillars of growth.
“It will be very pleasant the day the position I have been elected for will be occupied by a woman.”
About security, President Kagame called opposition leaders for peaceful discussions and to settle differences that might have occurred in the past.
He warned terrorist groups based abroad that they will not keep walking in all impunity and that they will eventually face justice.
“We have made efforts to convince Rwandans around the world to come back home, have conversations and settle our differences but for those who have chosen to disturb the peace of Rwandans especially terrorist groups, they will be dealt with very soon.”