7th April 1994. It was on this day that the history of Rwanda would be changed forever. Fear and terror filled the streets, blood was shed. A great loss was suffered.
For one hundred days there was an onslaught. 21 years later, Rwanda stands as a destination not only for tourists, but investors.
The development that has spanned across the nation is incredible. Not to mention major milestones for Rwanda, joining both the commonwealth and the East African Community among others.
Rwanda has become, a statement used by many, an investors capital. Welcoming investors from all over the world and creating business opportunities and ease of trade.
Not only has it managed to stabilize the economy but it has also reduced foreign aid dependency through a domestic resource mobilization process.
Rwanda is leading the way in recognizing women and their role in society. Its government consists of 64% of the candidates being women.
Powered by strong economic growth and accompanied by an improvement in living standards Rwanda’s neighbours could borrow a leaf.
The monthly ‘Umuganda’ exercise seed to unify the citizens sees them coming together on the last Saturday of every month to ‘Keep Clean’. This exercise has earned Rwanda the status of one of the cleanest countries in Africa.
There is currently a railway line to be built from Kenya, through Uganda, to Rwanda. This step will help further ease trade and movement between the three countries already applying travelling between the three nations with an identification card alone.
Rwanda lost a lot in 1994 but it has built to become stronger. The country has moved forward and has made incredible progress economically and socially, progress that is not stopping.