The 15th National Dialogue, Umushyikirano is underway at Kigali Convention Center on its second day.
The enthusiasm is high in this dialogue where Rwandans in all works of life engage with their leaders to lay strategies for nation building.
Today’s discussions at
#Umushyikirano2017 is focusing on the role of Rwanda youth at the centre of national transformation efforts.
While speaking about the role of Itorero in building national unity and instilling the spirit of patriotism among the youth, Eduoard Bamporiki, the chairman of National Itorero Commission said that the youth should always take the advice of the elders seriously.
Bamporiki said that from the times when Rwanda was ruled by the monarchy, the king always sent his people and made sure they come back with victory.
“The youth should never aim at less than victory and this should start at early age,” he said.
Bamporiki pointed out that in that regard of victory, the national football team, Amavubi should stop joking ‘gukina’ and go out to compete for victory.
“In that way Amavubi will bring joy to Rwanda. They should bring victory,” he said.
Last week, amavubi returned home from CECAFA challenge cup 2017.
During the tournament, Amavubi only disappointed. In four games, Amavubi only managed to win one game with Tanzania, equalized with Libya and was defeated with Zanzibar and Kenya.
Kenya’s Harambee Stars became champions after beating Zanzibar.
Rwandans do not remember when their team last won a trophy and, they say, losing has become a trend.
Every other year the team steps back towards the bottom of the list in the world football association (FIFA) rankings.
Two years ago, President Paul Kagame who is a football fan said he no longer wants to make any comment about football in Rwanda after several attempts of trying to help the football fraternity in vain.
Since the latest defeat, Rwandans apparently hope for nothing big from the national team.