Rwanda Day 2012 opens in Boston
President Paul Kagame and a host of government dignitaries will join thousands of Rwandans in the Diaspora to grace the second edition of Rwanda Day which opens today in the city of Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
Last year’s event, the first, was held in Chicago under the theme: Agaciro (Our Heritage – Our Future) and brought together thousands of participants from all over the globe.
According to a program, today’s festivities will include speeches by Shyaka Anastase, CEO Rwanda Governance Board, John Rwangombwa, Minister of Finance & Economic Planning and Louise Mushikiwabo, Minister of Foreign Affairs. The officials are expected to talk about the ongoing governance reforms, Rwanda socio-economic transformation, the next phase and the country’s global relations among other issues.
There will also be a Rwanda cultural night to crown the day.
Tomorrow, President Kagame will address Rwandans and other participants on a number of issues on political and socio-economic development in Rwanda.
The organizers say this year’s event to be held under the theme ‘Agaciro, The Journey Continues’, will provide Rwandans as well as friends of Rwanda an opportunity to learn more about the remarkable unfolding success story of Rwanda’s progress by hearing and seeing all the ways that this rebirth has been made possible.
Different private and public organizations will also showcase their products and potential opportunities for trade and investment offered in Rwanda.