Rwandan President Paul Kagame addressed to the nation in an in-depth speech. A speech where he gave the socio-economic and political portrait of the country but the global health crisis related to covid-19.
At this time last year we were gathered for our annual Umushyikirano. I was able to tell you that the state of our nation was good and that it was true. Even after that, at the end of the year, I told you that 2019 was a good year for us and I hoped that 2020 would be even better. If you remember, I also said that it’s not easy to know what’s coming.
Only a few months later, we were faced with a global pandemic that lasted most of the year.
Despite the shock of COVID-19 and the many adjustments we have had to make, I want to reassure Rwandans that the state of our country remains solid. The reason is clear. I would like to thank all Rwandans for their commitment, collaboration and hard work, which you have shown, and for your willingness to help meet this challenge.
The Rwandans responded to the challenge, as did our institutions. We need to get used to living with this pandemic that is still out there and continue to fight for our lives to continue.
It was based on trust between citizens and leaders, through our institutions. Our history, our policy, puts citizens at the centre and always strives to improve their livelihoods. We have seen the benefits of the investments that Rwanda has made. These actions have increased the natural resilience of our population and mitigated the negative impacts of the pandemic….
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