Rwandan diaspora in NY, NJ, CT discuss leveraging their potential for the growth of homeland (Photos)

New Jersey September 3, 2022, The Rwandan Community and friends of Rwanda in the United States of America convened in New Jersey to discuss utilizing their potential to help accelerate the country’s vision.

Over the years, members of Rwandan Diaspora have played a major role in promoting several causes back in Rwanda, including supporting universal health insurance, housing, education, and electricity schemes, among others.

The event attracted Rwandans from New Jersey, New York, Connecticut including Ambassador of Rwanda in Washington DC Mathilde Mukantabana and The Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Claver Gatete.

Ambassador Claver Gatete emphasized that diaspora members are essential to the development of Rwanda.

“We should harness our talent, expertise, and experience to be utilized for the growth, development, and upliftment of our country,” he said.

Amb. Gatete also provided an update and outlook of Rwanda’s economy including ongoing major projects in different sectors and those in the pipeline.

He also expounded investment opportunities for diaspora members and challenged the community to exploit such opportunities.

The Ambassador of Rwanda in Washington, H.E Mathilde Mukantabana reiterated the role of diaspora members in achieving the ‘Rwanda We Want’ dream, saying, “we are on the same team” on a single path of achieving ‘our vision’ that will see every single citizen living a prosperous life.”

This event was also an opportunity for the Rwandan Community and friends of Rwanda in tristate area to exchange with both Ambassadors on matters related to the socio-economic development of Rwanda and consular services.

Rwanda’s Diaspora community is widely referred to as the country’s ‘sixth province’ for its contribution to the socio-economic transformation of the country.

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