President Kagame opens a two-day cabinet retreat

President Kagame this afternoon opens a two-day cabinet retreat, commonly known as Umwiherero, at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo, Gasabo District, Kigali Province.         

The two-day retreat brings together cabinet members and other senior officials to focus on delivering Rwanda’s goals of socioeconomic transformation.

The cabinet retreat comes at the time the country is looking to mark 30 years after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi as well as President and Legislative elections in July.

Commonly known as Umwiherero, meaning retreat, refers to a tradition in Rwandan culture whereby leaders would convene to reflect on issues affecting their communities.  The objective of these meetings was to identify solutions and commit to achieving them.

Today, Umwiherero has become a unique governance tool that allows Rwanda’s leaders to hold themselves accountable. It provides them an opportunity to reflect on the country’s progress and identify strategies to accelerate the delivery of national priorities while solving ongoing challenges. (End)