The journey to transforming Rwanda requires us to stay the course - Kagame

On 5 July 2023 at 06:00

President Paul Kagame of has delivered a powerful message to the younger generation, emphasizing the importance of honoring the sacrifices made by those who fought to liberate the country.

As Rwanda celebrated its 29th Liberation Day on 4th July 2023, Kagame called on the youth to actively contribute to the nation’s development and ensure that the hard-fought gains are not squandered.

In a tweet commemorating the occasion, President Kagame paid tribute to those who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and dignity of every citizen in Rwanda. He acknowledged the immense sacrifices made by individuals who fought for the country’s liberation, with some paying the ultimate price.

Directly addressing the youth, Kagame stressed their responsibility in continuing the nation’s transformation. He urged them to pick up from where the country has been brought and play their part in preserving the fruits of the sacrifices made by the previous generation.

The Head of State underscored that the journey towards a prosperous and inclusive Rwanda requires unwavering commitment and resilience.

"The journey to transforming Rwanda requires us to stay the course, stand up for who and what we are, and sustain the resilience we need to build the nation all Rwandans deserve," he stated.

The President’s remarks highlighted the significance of continuity and collective effort in securing a brighter future for the country. He encouraged the youth to actively shape Rwanda’s destiny and contribute to its growth and development.

During a televised session called "Ask The President," Kagame elaborated on Rwanda’s journey to reconstruction, emphasizing the challenge of rebuilding a shattered nation and positioning it on the global map. He acknowledged that bringing the country back together and helping people understand their history and the challenges they face were among the most difficult aspects of the past 30 years.

Among others, Kagame recognized the importance of improving people’s livelihoods and emphasized the need for individuals to deliver a standard of living worth experiencing. While the government and institutions have a role to play as enablers and creators of a supportive environment, individuals themselves must take responsibility for their well-being.

Over the past three decades, Rwanda has made remarkable progress in various sectors, including economic development, healthcare, education, and social cohesion. President Kagame attributes this success to the resilience and determination of Rwandans.

As Rwanda looks to the future, President Kagame’s message serves as a reminder to the younger generation of their duty to honor the sacrifices of the past and actively contribute to the nation’s ongoing transformation. By building upon the progress achieved so far, Rwanda can continue its journey towards becoming a prosperous and inclusive nation.