Rwanda Unveils Ambitious Three Year Development Plan, Reports KT Press

The plan also guarantees clean water to all Rwandan households, a major boost from the current figure of 20%.

Murekezi’s also plans to cut down poverty levels from current 45% to 30%.

It took the government about 5 years (2007 – 2012) to uplift some 1.2 million Rwandans out of extreme poverty.

Murekezi’s plan is molded in four pillars; governance, justice, economy, and welfare.

He seeks to develop the private sector, investing in ICT, energy and roads; providing jobs to the youth and easing access to finance for youth and women.

The Prime Minister is convinced that the new targets set are attainable.

A robust agricultural shift from subsistence to commercial faming is also part of his plan. All farmers will access to improved seeds on consolidated land along with extension services such as irrigation and mechanization.

The government has also promised funding to academic institutions for more “development-oriented research”.

Good government planning, transparency, and accountability are the other focus areas for the next three years.

“I ensure you that the programme will be put into practice as announced to you,” Murekezi addressed the Members of Parliament.

Lower Chamber Speaker Donatille Mukabalisa commented; “We will use the power invested in us by the constitution to monitor the programme.”

SOURCE KT Press