He talked about various topics regarding the performance of different sectors in the country including safety net programs where he explained that the VUP program has had a much bigger coverage increasing from 244 to 416 sectors.
“The number of households currently covered under VUP is 158,554”. He also talked about the state of infrastructures, the quality of education, Rwanda’s journey to recovery after the 1994 genocide against Tutsi among others.
On strengthening Umurenge SACCO, the Prime Minister reported about non-performing loans, that Rwf 2.25 billion has already been paid upfront while Rwf 1.9 billion are progressively paid on SACCO accounts.
Also, Rwf 607,433,902 have been recovered from public servants. In audit and inspection of SACCOs, 267 branches have been audited, 143 were assessed for risk and 85% were recommended by the Central Bank of Rwanda to Micro-Finance Institutions (MFIs).
On establishing post-harvest infrastructure 24 maize warehouses have been established in Muhanga, Nyagatare, Gatsibo, Ruhango, Nyanza, Kayonza, Kirehe, and Musanze while 15 maize dryers have been provided in Nyagatare, Kayonza, Gasabo, Gatsibo, and Ngoma. In addition, 16 maize drying shelters have been completed across the country.
Ngirente also talked about the elimination of malnutrition and stunting where 86,531 children between 6-24 months received fortified blended food while 19,099 pregnant and lactating women received fortified blended food as well.
On improving the quality of education, 1,853,029 textbooks have been printed and distributed to schools while 1993 trainers have received additional training in ICT, pedagogy, and English.
Finally, on the preservation of genocide memorial sites, Ngirente reported that rehabilitation of Ntarama Memorial Site has been 100% completed and 4640 bodies and other genocide physical evidence were conserved. On digitalizing Gacaca documents, Ngirente said that currently, 45 million pages have been scanned.