Rwanda’s President, Paul Kagame has said that Zimbabwe’s problems cannot be turned around overnight.
Local radio, ZiFM Stereo reports that Kagame pledged to assist Zimbabwe to transform and rise from its economic dungeons. He, however, said that most of the work needs to be done by the Zimbabwean citizens themselves.
His remarks come as Rwanda is celebrating its 25th Liberation Day today in Kigali. Zimbabwe President, Emmerson Mnangagwa has since arrived in Kigali, Rwanda ahead of the commemorations.
Rwanda is considered one of the fast-growing countries in Africa. It leads in sectors such as energy, transport and Information Communication Technologies.
This is despite Rwanda having a past darkened by a Belgium influenced genocide that took place 25 five years ago when ethnic groups, Tutsis and Hutus killed each other. About 800,000 people are estimated to have perished in the genocide, most of them, people of Tutsi origin.
Exiled Rwandans formed RPF party that waged a liberation struggle against the government that was killing the Tutsis. The coalition captured Kigali leading to the formation of a coalition government.
In 2000, Parliament voted out President Pasteur Bizimungu and RPF appointed then Vice-President and Minister of Defence, Major General Paul Kagame as the President of the Republic to lead the coalition government.
Kagame was in 2003, elected with a landslide majority to serve a term of seven years during which he made unprecedented socio-economic and political progress. In 2010, Kagame was re-elected to serve a second term and on a platform of rapid development.
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