Kigali, 12 July 2018

President Kagame today met with 80 members of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) who are on a visit to Rwanda as part of the Organization’s Rwanda Life Changing Experience trip.

The Young Presidents’ Organization is the largest global network of business leaders with more than 24,000 members in 130 countries.

Speaking at the meeting, President Kagame highlighted that Rwanda’s transformation journey continues as the country has left the emergency situation behind.

“We are no longer trying to survive, we are living. We started by investing in people, health, education, security, and stability. The challenge for us is how we sustain this progress. How do we reach everyone, make sure people can feed themselves and that we are getting investments that make everything sustainable,” President Kagame said.

The President also explained Rwanda’s openness to doing business, and pointed out that investors are always welcome to invest in Rwanda, “Because Rwanda works.”

“I am always uncomfortable that we would want to be seen as having lessons for others. We first have lessons for ourselves. We are learning from others, experimenting, and we have not been afraid of trying new things,” President Kagame said.

The Rwanda Life Changing Experience trip will allow the 80 YPO members to Visit Rwanda and learn about the investment opportunities available in the country.