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Rwanda's President Kagame warns of tougher challenges

Staff writer |
President Paul Kagame has said Rwanda's achievements should be safeguarded and warned of a challenging 2015 as the country braces for growing regional uncertainty.

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"Whatever we want to achieve in 2015, we shouldn't avoid inevitable change even though it seems difficult," he said. "Each of you should strive to achieve own set goals. Nobody should work alone. Find others with whom you share goals and work together. We always move forward when we look after each other."

The optimistic Kagame said this year might have unavoidable challenges. The country's economy remained stronger which by the end of September 2014, expanded by 7.8%, growing by over $2b from $1.8b same time last year. Since 2006, Kagame has been advocating for a private sector led growth in line with the country's signature development plan, vision 2020.

In a recent survey by the country's Private sector Federation, over 88 Collective Investment groups have raised about $450m in equity and invested in various sectors which boost the economy.

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