13 November 2014
President Kagame has told Rwandans that Rwanda’s politics is about building the nation, giving every Rwandan access to health, education and ensuring food security. Addressing thousands of residents of Nyagatare District in Gatunda Sector on the first day of his Eastern Province visit, President Kagame, who is accompanied by the First Lady Jeanette Kagame, said Rwandans need good governance that is just, treats everyone equally and is trusted by citizens.
“We have moved away from bad politics defined by divisionism and empty promises. Our politics are about actions and centered on giving everyone dignity, seeing value in each other and working together to achieve our common goal. Services are your right, not a favor from leaders. You should not accept corruption in exchange for services you are owed. We all have our part to play in denouncing and fighting corruption. Good governance must be at every level and be part of who we are.”
Evoking memories of battle in Gatunda sector 22 years ago during the liberation struggle, President Kagame stated that the struggle for liberation is over, and now the new struggle aims to give security to every Rwandan and the opportunity to earn a living.
“Our struggle is different from the one of 20 years ago. Today, our struggle is to liberate ourselves from poverty. Gatunda is a symbolic place in our struggle for liberation. 22 years ago some of us were standing right here where we are today.”
President Kagame and First Lady Jeanette Kagame will continue their visit to the Eastern Province in Kirehe tomorrow.