The UK's decision to unblock a £ 16 million in development support with some conditions should be a major reason for Rwandans to seek their own home grown solutions, be they economic or otherwise.
By setting uninformed conditions, where they will channel the support, unlike in previous years where it went directly to support the budget, raises more questions than it answers.
The freeze in aid was first propelled by unfounded accusations of Rwanda meddling in the DRC, without listening to Rwanda's point of view. Several countries jumped the gun and announced an aid freeze.
Some countries have since, without saying so openly, concurred with Rwanda's original position on the DRC affair. But do they really buy the whole idea? Otherwise there would be no reason to set conditions if the wide accusations were found to be just that, wild accusations.
Rwandans should take this new lesson seriously and work hard towards weaning off external help that is usually accompanied by arm twisting. This is what has been termed in our political circles as bad aid: aid that strips one of his dignity.
This should be the catalyst that should drive every Rwandan to the exit door of economic freedom very fast, run where others walk, so that we shed off the external shackles that pull us back each time we take a step forward.