Kigali, 28 March 2015

President Kagame today joined thousands of residents in Kibagabaga cell, Kimironko sector for the monthly community service (Umuganda).

Joined by First Lady Jeannette Kagame, President Kagame worked with residents of Nyirabwana village on the construction of a road that is set to benefit over 500 households.

Reiterating the role of Umuganda in developing Rwanda, President Kagame urged citizens thanked the residents for their work and determination:

“We work together knowing where we are coming from and where we want to go. The best is yet to come for Rwanda and when you know the best is yet to come, you do not give up and you do not get tired.”

President Kagame added that Rwandans should see one another as partners towards achieving Rwanda’s vision:

“Rwandans should look at each other as people who gain from staying together and working together.”

As the commemoration of the Genocide Against the Tutsi approaches, President Kagame added that it should serve as a time to renew the resolve to achieve:

“Let our past history strengthen us to build a better future and ensure it never happens again.”

Residents of Nyirabwana village contributed over RWF 200 million towards the construction of the road, the laying of fiber optic cable in their neighborhood and increasing access to electricity.