The UK has today released £16 million package of development support to Rwanda.
According to Justine Greening, the British International Development Secretary, the funds will be channelled through aid agencies and directly to the poorest people instead of direct budget support to the Government.
"We are happy with it because it's a resumption of development cooperation," said Ronald Nkusi, the Director of External Finance Unit in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. "It was unfair that they had suspended the funds based on baseless allegations."
The money released is part of the £21 million of general budget support to Rwanda that the UK Government had suspended in November last year over allegations that Kigali supports Congolese M23 rebels.