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Rwanda becoming the apple of investors' eyes

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Investment opportunities in Rwanda discussed at the UK-Rwanda Trade and Investment forum in London. PHOTO:Business Korea

Over three hundred business leaders met at the forum, held in London, where Kagame spoke about Rwanda’s transformation and investment opportunities.

“We in Rwanda have worked hard to establish security and political stability. This has allowed us to focus on strengthening good governance and a culture of accountability," he said.

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The country has launched a number of programs in order to enhance knowledge in the economy. The programs include One Laptop per Child, universal health coverage, free 12-year basic education and partnerships with world class universities.

“We are prioritising inclusive growth to empower citizens to chart their own futures and to innovate,” he said.

Kagame concluded his address by promising investors high rates of return and an improvement of the country’s wellbeing.

“There is no doubt about the attractiveness of investing in Africa. I look forward to working together for the development and prosperity,” said Kagame.

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Desmond Swayne, Minister of State at the Department for International Development in Britain, also addressed the crowd speaking on Rwanda's remarkable transformation.   

“Rwanda is a country that is absolutely transformed from the human disaster area of 20 years when the world turned its back on Rwanda into the modern, safe, prosperous and corruption free zone that it is today,” said Swayne.

Swayne says what Rwanda has displayed is a good example of what the Prime Minister calls the golden thread of development.

“It’s where open and free markets, coincide with a government with strong institutions that are accountable and democratic and give rise to a peaceful, stable government so that people can trade their way to prosperity,” said Swayne.   

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