The Good And The Bad News From The 2017 Rwanda Leadership Retreat

participants chanting and dancing patriotic songs before sessions KT photo

Dr. David Himbara tells us to stay tuned, for we have bad and good news from Gabiro.

02/28/2017 The Editor


President Paul Kagame allowed his officials to say the truth about Rwanda’s economic performance in past 4 years – it is a disaster. Here is the summary as shown at the 2017 Leadership Retreat:

The regime concedes that whether it is GDP in general, agriculture, industry, or services, performance was mediocre:

“In agriculture, productivity, use of improved seeds, quality of livestock, plant disease control, have not improved enough…manufacturing remained stagnant…In services, growth in hotels and restaurants services was disappointing at below 5% reflecting challenges in quality of services and low spending per tourist…”


There are unconfirmed reports that the leadership of Crystal Ventures Ltd – CEO James Gatera and COO Elias Baingana – are not at the retreat. Reports say these two are under house arrest. As we know, whoever enters Crystal Ventures barely survives a couple of years. Stay tuned…

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