Participants at the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations General Assembly have
commended the country's policies geared towards boosting tourism and
investment, saying this will help improve the social welfare of Rwandans.
Officials from the Rwanda Development Board told those gathered for the General Assembly that the country intends to double revenue from the tourism Sector, from $400 to $800 Million annually.
Clare Akamanzi, the CEO of RDB said; "These are the Politicians representing Rwandans in Parliament and in their respective political parties. It is good that we share with them what we are doing because we are all involved in the development of the country and benefit from it. We all want our country to develop and that is why they gather as political parties to discuss things and give their input; which we are happy to receive. That is why we told them what we have been doing when it comes to the tourism sector, our progress and the challenges that still exist."
Participants at the National Consultative Forum of Political Organizations General Assembly have commended the country's policies geared towards boosting tourism and investment, saying this will help improve the social welfare of Rwandans.
Abbas Mukama of the Ideal Democratic Party (PDI) SAID; "It good that they give us such information as politicians because when you are the head of a political party, your party members are Rwandans after all. We should adopt these policies and make them our own and ensure that it spreads among party members at different levels,"
Alphonse Nkubana, the President of the Party for Solidarity and Progress (PSP) said; "We are satisfied because the CEO of RDB gave ample explanations, showing us objectives and what has been achieved. We are therefore happy because Tourism brings in a lot of revenue for the country in many ways. Much has been achieved and there is much we can commend,"
2019 saw a jump in the value of investment companies that registered themselves with RDB; with a total worth of $2.4 billion; up from $2.1 in 2018; an increase of 22.6%
Serge Ntore reports...