Speaking at the conclusion of the 19th National Dialogue Council, Umushyikirano, Kagame urged leaders to prioritize transformative actions that positively impact people’s lives.
According to Kagame, the primary purpose of leaders is to deliver for the people and effect positive change in their livelihoods. He stressed that any deviation from this goal renders their efforts futile, emphasizing that leaders cannot afford to delegate their responsibilities.
Kagame warned against leaders abdicating their duties, cautioning that it creates a void that might be filled by individuals with different aspirations.
While acknowledging the value of external support, Kagame encouraged leaders to define their own paths and goals. He emphasized the need for self-reliance and asserted that external assistance should complement, not dictate, their journey.
The second day of Umushyikirano concentrated on national unity and resilience. Kagame urged attendees to commit to improvement in areas where they had fallen short. Additionally, he addressed the issue of inadequate communication within and between government agencies, asserting that effective dialogue is essential for problem-solving.
Kagame highlighted the significance of timely action, discouraging procrastination. He emphasized that solutions often require collaboration and that individuals cannot achieve meaningful results in isolation.
Kagame concluded by noting that many of the identified shortcomings discussed during the meeting did not demand additional financial resources but rather a commitment and diligence from those in positions of responsibility.