Gakenke, Thursday, 24 March 2016
Today, President Paul Kagame kicks off a three-day tour in the north-western part of the country. The President started his trip in Gakenke District, Northern Province where he met and interacted with residents.
In his address, President Kagame thanked Gakenke residents for their hard work, and expressed satisfaction over the level of development that the district has attained in the last two decades:
In an interaction with the President, Gakenke residents gave testimonies of how different government programmes – including Umwarimu SACCO, Women empowerment projects among others – have impacted their lives, and committed to working with the newly elected local leaders to move their district and the whole country forward.
Gakenke boasts a vibrant agriculture sector, fast-growing electricity coverage and an impressive healthcare ‘Mutuelle de Sante’ coverage of over 90 % .
Gakenke counts 338,234 residents.
This Friday and Saturday, President Kagame will visit Rubavu District, Western Province where he will interact with residents and meet with opinion leaders from across the province.