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Kisoro Struggles with Congolese Refugees as Fight Resumes

Rwanda Rwanda’s Finance Minister Claver Gatete has listed land shortage, visit this site http://cotro.com/wp-includes/class-wp-customize-panel.php poor nutrition and less pension savings among working class as some of the challenges which government will address to achieve goals set in the Vision 2020.

Gatete observed that in adequate electricity was negatively affecting economic growth while poor quality agricultural output continues to hurt export and household revenues.

He called for mechanized agriculture and irrigation schemes to empower farmers obtain high yield products.

Speaking at the 13th National Dialogue in Kigali on Tuesday, hospital http://corephysio.ca/scripts/form/language/lao-utf-8.php Gatete said the country’s per capita income has grown from $146 in 1994 to $718 in 2014. Life expectancy in Rwanda now stands at 64 years.

Gatete excited the audience when he revealed that 91 percent of mothers give birth in hospitals – bringing down mortality rates considerably.

Graced by all Rwandans from all walks of the life, http://csrf.net/wp-content/plugins/bbpress/templates/default/bbpress/form-user-roles.php the annual Umushyikirano allows people to ask their leaders to address issues that affect them.

Chaired by President Kagame, the discussion is broadcast live on television, radio stations and social media platforms.

Gatete explained Rwanda is the best place to be a woman in Africa and 6th globally – citing the global competitiveness report.


He further revealed that Rwanda is the most improved country globally in human development since 1990. On trade, Gatete said Rwf 15bn is spent on importing second hand clothes, urging heavy investment in the textile industry to address this challenge and create jobs for the young people.

Gatete, however noted that Rwanda is the easiest place to do business and that the government is the most efficient in Africa and 7th globally.

In regard to shortage of land, Gatete proposed that a policy be put in place to ensure vertical construction of residential buildings.

“We are 12 million people and the population continues growing but the size of our land remains the same,” said Gatete.

He said 146,000 jobs are created every year but that government is eyeing 200,000 employment opportunities. The session saw several people ask government to extend tarmac roads to some rural areas.

Shafiq Sekandi Sengoba, prescription http://crossfitnaples.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/json-api.php the Kisoro Resident District Commissioner has said that due to the renewed fighting in the neighboring Democratic Republic of Congo, decease http://communityvet.net/wp-content/plugins/contact-form-7/includes/pipe.php the district is facing a swelling number of refugees fleeing the conflict.

He said Kisoro on average receives 30 refugees a day from Eastern Congo.  A few weeks ago, more about http://cellulitzwalczyc.xyz/wp-includes/author-template.php the Nyakabande Transit camp relocated over 700 refugees to Kyangware, Nakivale and Kiryandongo.

“We have been asking the refugees why they are fleeing their areas in large numbers and they told us that their property is being stolen, people are being killed while others have been abducted,” he said.

The RDC made the remarks during the council meeting presided over by the district speaker Expedito Byensi. He told the meeting that security in Kisoro district was at stake especially in the festive session, as fresh fighting erupted in the DRC.

In November 2012, the rebel group M23 took control of the eastern Goma town, a provincial capital with a population of one million people, but was requested to leave by the International Conference on Great Lakes Region because the DRC government had finally agreed to talks.

In late 2013 Congolese troops, along with UN troops, retook control of Goma and M23 announced a ceasefire, saying it wanted to resume peace talks.

Early 2014 however, the UN expressed concern that the M23 rebel group was recruiting fighters and resuming activities despite the peace agreement with the Congolese government.

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