The RPF-Inkotanyi has pledged more progress and dignity for Rwandans as it reached out to voters ahead of the September 16 parliamentary elections.
Launching its campaign Monday, the ruling party, running alongside four other political parties, said it seeks to consolidate the country’s gains under RPF leadership and to fast-track the national development agenda.
The party Chairman, President Paul Kagame, launched the RPF-led coalition legislative election campaign in Kamonyi District, Southern Province, in the presence of cheerful thousands of supporters, the New Times of Rwanda has reported.
The RPF’s coalition partners include the Ideal Democratic Party (PDI), Parti Socialiste Rwandais (PSR), Parti du Progrès et la Concorde (PPC) and Centrist Democratic Party (PDC).
Kagame promised that the party’s members will never let the country and the people of Rwanda down, reminding the public that the party has never failed to deliver on its promises.
“RPF has never expected to achieve anything on a silver platter,” he said, adding that the party has always worked hard in service of the nation.
“We have always and will continue to work hard to achieve our collective goals. We pledge development, electricity and water for all, as well as continuous improvement in healthcare and education.”
Kagame said the RPF-led government had helped lift a million Rwandans out of poverty in the past five years, and that it remained steadfast in its commitment to deliver prosperity.
And the audience couldn’t be more receptive.
Catherine Mukangwabije testified how RPF’s leadership had made it possible for her to become a multi-millionaire and a successful businesswoman, moving from just a Rwf8000-sack of rice in her shop to the current Rwf600 million worth of business assets.
“Women have all the reasons to rally behind you,” she said, appealing to Rwandans and women in particular, to vote for the RPF, which has drawn a list of 80 candidates, including eight from its coalition partners.
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