The genocide has cast a long shadow over regeneration but the country has recovered economically due to President Paul Kagame's policies encouraging rapid growth and technological advancement. Nicknamed the ‘Singapore of Africa’, Rwanda emerged from the ashes of economic despondency and tremendous decay in its infrastructure; the madness of its political configuration and unmanageable levels of psychological trauma; just to mention a few, to become an economic powerhouse and social nucleus of the Central African sub-region in such a few years with its explosive population growth notwithstanding.
In the year 2000, the government established Vision 2020, a long-term development strategy with its main objective to transform Rwanda into a middle-income country by 2020, based on a thriving private sector. To achieve this, the Vision 2020 identified six interwoven pillars, including good governance and an efficient State, skilled human capital, vibrant private sector, world class physical infrastructure and modern agriculture and livestock, all geared towards prospering in national, regional and global markets. Kigali the nation’s capital is clean and booming with all sorts of infra structure projects and a manufacturing sector is thriving. There are many human skilled development projects and the citizenry takes full advantage of them.
Life expectancy, literacy, primary school enrollment and spending on healthcare have all improved. Rwanda has also made big strides towards gender equality – almost 64% of parliamentarians are women, compared to just 22% worldwide – which has enabled women in the country to make economic advances. Women are now able to own land and girls can inherit from their parents.
Rwanda is one of Africa’s tea producers and there are hectares of tea vegetation, rich greenery – plenty of lush green plantations emanating Africa’s beauty. So travelers there is plenty to show in Rwanda and we are glad to help.