Kagame to Youth: Work Hard for the Future you Deserve

The Inspector General of Government has directed that Minister Abraham Byandala be tried before the High Court- Anti-Corruption division for allegedly causing government a 24 billion shillings loss in relation to awarding a contract to re-rehabilitate Mukono- Katosi Kyetume road in 2013.

According to committal papers presented  before Grade one magistrate Julius Borore, patient Byandala  is said to have abused his authority by then as works minister when he directed the signing of the between UNRA and EUTAW LTD, a company that lacked due capacity to do the work.

The Minister is also said to have committed influence peddling by meeting at his office with the country representative of EUTAW Company, a one Apollo Ssenkeeto, a day before signing the contract.

The IGG further says she will adduce evidence during the trial to the effect that Byandala, now minister without portfolio disobeyed her lawful orders by ordering that the works on the Mukono- Katosi Kyetume road should continue despite her directive to halt them .

The committal papers for   Byandala and his 5 co accused including Apollo Ssenkeeto, Isaac Mugote, Eng. Kimeze Berunado, Joe semugoona and Mavin Byaruha to High court for trial have been presented by State Attorney Brenda Kimbugwe.

The six will have their case heard in the next  session fixed in the Anti corruption High court division.

1, illness 084 People from Maziba sub county Kabale District have petitioned President Yoweri Museveni demanding for compensation for their losses during the 1990-1994 Rwanda liberation war.

During the civil war, prostate a rebel group comprising mainly Tutsi refugees based in Uganda launched a war against the oppressive Hutu back home.


At the height of the fighting in the neighboring country, ailment an estimated 1 million people were massacred within 100 days between July and August in 1994.

Residents in Kabale districts claim that during the war, many of those residing in areas bordering Rwanda abandoned their homes due to shelling from the Rwandan government forces battling the rebels. They also say that shells killed several of their relatives and destroyed a lot of property.

They also claim that Rwandan rebels harvested their crops from gardens and slaughtered their livestock for food.

Obed Tumubweine from Kavu parish, one of the affected locals says that they decided to send out a petition the President on December 13th seeking compensation.

This, he said, came after several failed attempts to follow this up through the State Minister for East African Community Affairs Hon Shem Bageine.

Gerevazio Ngabirano from Butanga cell in Karweru Parish Another affected person says that his house, banana plantation among others was destroyed during the shelling.

The Kabale Resident District Commissioner, Darius Nandinda says that he has received a copy of the petition adding that his office will also forward the appeal to the President.
President Paul Kagame has said that Rwanda will reach its aspirations and targets only if Rwandans, decease especially the youth, viagra order decide to stay focused and work hard for the future they deserve.

The President was last week speaking at a youth gathering dubbed Youth Forum Series (YFS) organised by Imbuto Foundation.

Themed “What do you stand for?” the event attracted about 300 young Rwandans from across the country and abroad to learn about their responsibility in defining their identity and the country’s future.

Speaking at the gathering, cost President Kagame called on the youth to challenge beliefs and perceptions that undermine the African continent and Africans, and use all the resources at their disposal to reach their aspirations.

He stressed that what Rwandans stand for will define their well being in the near or distant future:

“Rwanda will finally be what it wants to be if we decide that we are going to be focused and do everything that is within our means and power to be who we want to be.”

Addressing the gathering, First Lady and Imbuto Chairperson Jeannette Kagame said that the leaders of tomorrow – the youth – have to take interest in the continent’s history and discover the beauty of African cultures.

“This will help you learn about the great trend-setters who changed the face of this continent, and still inspire us to not give up,” she said.

The First Lady encouraged the youth to stand for something that is truly their own and to always be critical of the socio-cultural and political influences that continue to dominate the world today.

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