On the fifth day of the presidential election campaigns, the RPF Chairman, President Paul Kagame, went to Ngororero District in the Western Province and Muhanga in the Southern Province.
Ngororero is the first district in the Western Province on Kagame’s campaign trail.
“As we congregate here today, we are committed to walk the talk and to achieve our common goal,” he said.
He told them that RPF Inkotanyi gave them a candidate they already knew and had endorsed in the December 2015 referendum regarding a revision of the Constitution, adding that all they will do on August 4 is to complete what they had already started.
“We will achieve our goals if we keep working together towards the same goal, irrespective of our differences. Voting RPF means continuing the transformation journey in education, healthcare, agriculture, technology that changes lives,” Kagame remarked.
He said that what has so far been achieved is just an indication of how far the country can go if people keep the RPF Inkotanyi in power.
“Let us work together to develop our nation because there are a lot of good things to be achieved,” Kagame told the Ngororero residents.
During the rally, Laurence Mujawayezu, a former member of the FDLR insurgents in the DR Congo, gave a moving testimony of how under the leadership of RPF Inkotanyi, she was able to reintegrate in Rwandan society.
In the afternoon, the campaign went to Muhanga, the last district in the Southern Province to be toured by the RPF candidate during the campaign.
During his address to tens of thousands of supporters at Muhanga Regional Stadium, Kagame said that development in all aspects must be achieved as a matter of urgency.
“Voting is the easy part, the hard work is what is ahead to continue delivering the best we can to every Rwandan,” he said, thanking the residents for turning up in large numbers to attend his rally. “I am positive that, like you have turned up in big numbers today, it will be the same on August 4 when you go to vote.”
He said that voting for the RPF candidate would guarantee security, growth in volumes of trade with regional countries, increased access to electricity and quality education among others.
Muhanga district has a population of over 319, 000, 47.9% men and 52.1% women. 78.5% of the population depends on agriculture, 7.3% on trade, and 1-2% on construction, transport and communication, industry and mining.
The district generated Rwf 959 million in local tax revenues this year as of June 2017.
In the past seven years, under the RPF-championed initiative Girinka, 9700 cows were distributed in Muhanga, nearly ten times more than the 1900 given by 2010.
Currently, 23.1% of households have access to electricity, while 28.15 km of streets have lighting, up from 5km in 2010.