Rwanda is not just a place on the map – Kagame

On 5 July 2021 at 12:30

President Paul Kagame has said that Rwandans should be proud of their country and continue providing their contribution to national development agenda.

Kagame conveyed the message on Sunday 4th July 2021 as Rwanda celebrated the 27th Liberation Day.

RPA soldiers started the liberation struggle on 1st October 1990, considered the foundation for Rwanda’s transformational journey.

With dedication to common cause to reinstate dignity for Rwandans deprived of their rights, RPA soldiers including men and women endured tough days and nights and selflessly kept soldiering on until the liberation of Rwanda on 1st July 2021.

Kagame who led the liberation struggle has said that Rwandans worked together to make Rwanda a great nation, an achievement to be proud of.

“Twenty-seven years ago, Rwandans joined hands to liberate our country. Ever since we have worked together every day to renew our society and make Rwanda the best it can be for each one of us. I want to thank you for this,” he said.

“Today, Rwanda is not just a place on the map. For us, it means something that we can all identify with and be proud of, and in which we feel valued. Rwanda means hope. It means that we care for one another,” added Kagame.

After stopping the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, RPA Inkotanyi soldiers installed non-divisive leadership promoting unity, reconciliation, and inclusive development among Rwandans under the championship of President Paul Kagame.

Rwanda experienced serious economic collapse but has today become a resilient country with impressive transformations in various aspects of life that it is seen as a role model for many countries.

Kagame explained that the work for ‘Rwanda’s economic and social transformation must continue and accelerate’.

Over the past 27 years, Rwanda has promoted bilateral relations where it has representation to 147 countries.

Kagame has highlighted that Rwanda seeks to continue strengthening cooperation other countries. “Beyond our borders, we want to continue fostering mutually respectful and beneficial cooperation with our neighbours, with the region, and globally,” he affirmed.