Government Says Will Achieve 100% Of Vision 2020 Targets

President Paul Kagame addressing the audience at the 13th National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro
President Paul Kagame addressing the audience at the 13th National Leadership Retreat in Gabiro

The government has announced it will achieve all goals underlined in its Vision 2020 laid 16 years ago.

Stella Ford Mugabo, the Minister in charge of Cabinet affairs told media that 72% of the national vision 2020 objectives has been attained.

“We found out that this was the time to discuss what we have achieved, but also look at how to fast track targets that are trialing,” she said while briefing the Media on the resolutions during the just concluded 13th National Leaders Retreat.

The retreat chaired by President Paul Kagame was held under the theme ‘Striving to promote products made in Rwanda’.

Minister Mugabo said the retreat discussed four key issues; strategies to fast-track the programs under the vision 2020, the Second Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy-EDPRS 2, and the government’s seven year program ending next year.

Others included revamping the manufacturing sector in order to increase ‘Made-in-Rwanda’ products, public accountability and ethics as well as guaranteeing rights of children and promoting social welfare.

EDPRS2, which is expected to close by 2018, has so far scored 76% of the targets while the government’s seven year program ending with the president’s term in 2017 has also scored 75%.

Uzziel Ndagijimana, State Minister of Finance and Economic Planning said the government is preparing the 2016/2017 fiscal year budget.

In the budget, the targets that have not been addressed will be catered for. “We agreed during the retreat to put extra effort using the current systems to ensure that we achieve these targets,” Minister Ndagijimana said.

Targets still lagging behind include; electricity, both generation and accessibility, creation of secondary cities, increasing agriculture productivity, export promotion all of which are key ingredients for the country’s economic growth.

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