Rulindo, 28 February 2014
President Kagame today visited Rutongo, in Rulindo District, Northern Province where he addressed and interacted with thousands of residents turned up to receive him. During the visit, President Kagame also visited a Mini-Expo, where several products derived from economic activities undertaken in the District were on display.
While addressing the residents at Nyamyumba sports ground, President Kagame told the District residents that what they have achieve is proof that they can do even better, and therefore they needed to work even harder and improve their livelihoods”
“Our development cannot be sustained without stability and security. Security cannot be donated to us; it is up to each of us to build the future we deserve. We have the important responsibility of building our nation and therefore we have to put more effort in whatever we do, be it in improving infrastructure, education, healthcare and others.”
President Kagame pledged the support of the central Government to the District in effort to improve the lives of the people and to this effect, President Kagame pledged that the 30 kilometer road leading to Rutongo from the District would be tarmacked and others would be repaired to allow easier movement of people and goods in the District and the region.
The Mayor of Rulindo District, Justus Kangwaje said one of the success stories in the District was financial literacy where people have taken saving and investing seriously. He also said that access to electricity and clean water was among the highest in the country. During the question and answer session, resident presented both outstanding issues, proposals for the development of their District and success stories resulting from good governance.
Agriculture occupies 76.8% on the district’s economic activities grid. The main crops grown in Rulindo districts are Beans, Irish potatoes, Wheat, Passion Fruit, Coffee and Tea. Rulindo has enormous potential in mining and has the biggest mining sites.