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Kagame holds talks with Administrator of USAID, Samantha Power

By IGIHE
On 23 septembre 2022 at 11:56

President Paul Kagame has received Samantha Power, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and held discussions focusing on ways to strengthen existing partnership with the Agency in key sectors including health and agriculture, among others.

The Head of State is in the New York, United States of America (USA) for the 77th United Nations General Assembly.

Before assuming duties as the Administrator of USAID, Samantha Power served as the 28th US Ambassador to the United Nations.

USAID provides funding to Rwanda’s agriculture and health among other sectors.

In 2021, Rwanda was the 21st African country that received large funding from the agency which stood at US$132,847,206 (over Rwf140 billion) while the country had received US$137,601,458 (Rwf146 billion) in the previous year.

In 2019, USAID supported Rwanda with US$167,252,235 (0ver Rwf177 billion) up from US$112,298,347 (almost Rwf120 billion) of 2018.

Lat year, a large portion of the funding from USAID to Rwanda (US$75 million) was allocated to the health sector.

Of them, US$31 million was allocated for primary healthcare while US$16 million was utilized to address maternal and child health needs as well as family planning.

A total of US$21 million were injected in anti-HIV/AIDS program while US$6.9 million was allocated to water distribution, hygiene and sanitation programs.

Among others, USAID supported Rwanda with US$16$ million to promote agriculture, US$8.3 million for emergency management, US$6.9 million to promote good governance and US$3.9 million to promote economic activities.

The agency’s funding to Rwanda continued in the areas of health and education among others.

President Kagame has held talks with the Administrator of USAID, Samantha Power.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Vincent Biruta and Rwanda's Ambassador to the USA, Mathilde Mukantabana also attended the discussions.

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