Kigali, 8 November 2013
President Kagame today opened the ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ Cabinet Retreat. An initiative conceived from the YouthConnekt dialogue and launched by young Rwandans, Imbuto Foundation, Art for Peace and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission, the two-day retreat is based on four main pillars; History, Testimonies, Forgiveness and Healing.
Under the theme “Critically examining our dark history towards shaping a bright future: Leadership responsibility in driving “Ndi Umunyarwanda”, the cabinet retreat will identify challenges to national building before 1994, emerging challenges and opportunities towards achieving Rwandan Spirit “Ubunyarwanda” and strategic options that require leadership awareness and commitment for “Ndi Umunyarwanda” to succeed.
In his opening remarks at the retreat President Kagame told cabinet members and invited guests present:
“The aim of ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ is to discuss our problems as Rwandans and find sustainable solutions. We have a common responsibility to build a Rwanda. Each one of us has a crucial role to play in that journey.”