22 January 2013

Rwanda: 2013 to Be Another Productive Year - President

President Paul Kagame said that 2012 was a productive year with the economy growing by over 7% and nothing less should be expected in 2013. Rwandans are ready to play their part towards achieving this goal he said. The remarks were made during a monthly press conference that was held at Urugwiro Village today, January 21 2013.

President Kagame said that despite some donor countries withholding their budgetary support, Rwanda would not go into economic crisis but will rather adjust and live within its available means.

'For me this is not an unexpected situation because those who stopped giving their money said that the decision was based on group of experts report but most of them stopped their money before even the report was released, this shows you that something was already operating'.

'But because we did not play any role in the happening of these decisions, we are not as hurt as we would be if we had a hand in making of this situation. These are actually things that we expect to happen in future'. President Kagame said.

He went on to explain how freezing of aid is a blessing in disguise because it makes people live within the available means by working hard, avoiding unnecessary expenditure and adjust in ways of management that suits them.

Today's monthly press conference was attended by both local and international journalists.

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