Kigali, 9 September 2011

President Kagame today received 1000 cows as contribution from the Private Sector Federation towards the One Cow per Poor Family program, Girinka. The Private Sector Federation presented their contribution in form of a cheque worth 300 million during a ceremony to mark one year since President Kagame took oath of office for his second mandate as President, held at the indoor Amahoro Stadium.

Speaking during the ceremony, President Kagame commended the gesture by the Private Sector Federation and urged them to make social responsibility a culture: “Cooperate Social responsibility is a noble deed in that it not only expands the market, but it also creates harmony in society; you cannot expect to live in abundance amidst people who barely get anything to eat and expect to live in peace.”President Kagame also heard testimonies from business people who started from a scratch to emerge as leading entrepreneurs in the country.

Urging business people to always think about the less fortunate in society and help uplift them, President Kagame said that all Rwandans deserve to live a dignified life and that no one should assume that they can live someone else’s life. “In the past, people used to feel satisfied because people from their tribes were doing well in life even when they stood to gain nothing, as they did not deserve to live well themselves. Everyone should live their own life in the best way they can.”

President Kagame said that he will always endeavor to see Rwandans living a dignified life because he will also feel dignified when he goes out to represent dignified people.