Rwandan President Paul Kagame

Rwandan President Paul Kagame has reiterated his call for private sector investment in developing the country’s infrastructure.

Addressing the 9th annual leadership retreat currently underway at Gako in the Bugesera District, the President said talk needed to be translated into action.

“It is a good time to for us to put all our energies together to better ourselves – this should not be taken lightly. Meetings or retreats should not be an end in themselves. We just don’t meet to meet,” he said.

“My impression is we are still falling short in certain areas. We need electricity, not stories about electricity,’ Kagame said.

Kagame said he was of the view that the private sector should lead in investments to improve infrastructure.

The four-day retreat is focusing on accelerating development and devising ways to reduce poverty, generate energy and improve access to health care, among other issues.

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