Rwanda ready to deal with any insecurity- Kagame
Rwandaâ€™s President Paul Kagame has said that the country is well equipped to deal with anyone wishing to destabilise the current security, peace and take the country back to the dark ages.
The President noted that the country has passed through hard times where it lost over 1 million people during the 1994 genocide against Tutsis that plunged the state into oblivion and now cannot tolerate losing even a single person.
â€œAny person who comes from out to destabilise our security or he gets where he penetrates us, the problem is us but the secondly, we will give them the right medicine,â€ the President who was speaking to residents of Zaza Sector in Ngoma district on Thursday.
He added, â€œYou all know where we have come from, itâ€™s not good, this is why we need security to better our lives.â€
President Kagame who is on a three citizen outreach programme in eastern Province said that Security is a responsibility of everyone as it is a foundation and a major contributor of development of theÂ Â country.
â€œSecurity must be our everyday life and an integral part of what we stand for. It should not be an exception,â€ he said.
The remarks comes after Rwanda was recently ranked Rwanda has been ranked among the safest countries in the world that provide conducive atmosphere to people who walk alone at night, according to the Gallup Global Law and Order 2015 Report.
Gallupâ€™s Law and Order Index is a worldwide measure that gauges peopleâ€™s sense of personal security in their neighbourhoods and their personal experiences with crime and law enforcement.
The report released on Friday named Rwanda among few countries globally that have tightened safety and security of citizens hence enabling people to freely walk alone at night.
On the development of the country, the president reminded residents of the importance of gender equality and called for upholding of the right to equality of every woman and a girl child adding that their participation to development is vital.
â€œRwanda is proud that Rwandan women are now able to build their future as equal partners in Rwanda’s transformation,â€ the president noted.
Today, the world celebrates the Girl in ICT day that aims at encouraging more girls to take up science subjects mainly in technology.
The president also urged Rwandans to use the available resources equitably so as to go beyond subsistence farming to agriculture modernisation, a government plan to improve the livelihoods of people and fight poverty.
â€œIn fighting poverty we must start working with the resources we have,â€ the President noted.
Further, President Kagame promised residents of Ngoma district that the government will fast track the fibre optic connections to boost use of technology in rural areas, rural electrification as well as immediate works on the Ngoma Nyanza road.