President Kagame greeting members of the Rwandan community in Uganda yesterday.

President Paul Kagame has called on Rwandans wherever they live to desist from divisionism and work towards earning dignity for themselves and the countries they live in.

The President made the remarks yesterday while addressing over 3,000 members of the Banyarwanda community and Friends of Rwanda living in Uganda.

The colourful ceremony began with a cultural performance from Ingenzi troupe, with the lively audience chanting patriotic songs.

Kagame told the community that even with Africa’s high level of poverty, countries on the continent still have differences that have undermined unity and deprived the people of a dignified life.

He cited an example of China, saying that Chinese who live in America work for the good of America, but that doesn’t stop them from working for the good of their country of origin.

President Kagame criticized those who study history but never learn any lessons from it, emphasizing that it is divisionism that led to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis.

Dr Higiro Semajege, who spoke on behalf of the community, commended the President for restoring the dignity and the rule of law, thereby putting the country on the world map.

The audience, that comprised entrepreneurs, students and friends of Rwanda, interacted with the President through a question and answer session.

The President was in Uganda for a three-day State Visit that ended yesterday.

Kagame and his Ugandan counterpart, Yoweri Museveni, reiterated the commitment to further improve relations between the two countries.

Ministers from both countries signed several  MoUs in various areas of cooperation.

By Gashegu Muramira, The New Times

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