Kigali, 28 March 2012

Members of cabinet, ambassadors, mayors and heads of key government agencies, as well as senior members of the legislature and judiciary, and representatives of the private sector will participate in the three day 10th Government Leadership Retreat held under theme “Working together to deliver EDPRS 2” at Gabiro School of Infantry in District of Gatsibo in the Eastern Province from 28-30 March.Chaired by President Kagame, this year’s Government Leadership Retreat will focus on strategies to achieve the targets set out in EDPRS 2 targets and accelerate socio-economit transformation in the next five years.

With a targeted average economic growth rate of 11.5% for the EDPRS2 period- an increase from the annual average of 8.2% in the last 10 years, the Government of Rwanda aims to reach 1240 USD GDP per capita by the year 2020.

Achieving these targets will require concerted efforts in improving balance of payment with emphasis on reducing trade deficit, improving foreign exchange earnings, enhancing human resource capacities and developing infrastructure to support development.

The interactive discussions among all participants will include topics ranging from a review of the 2012/2013 retreat recommendation, priority sectors for the upcoming year and the implementation of a roadmap for the improvement public service performance.