RWANDA: President Kagame begins tour of Western and Southern Provinces

President Paul Kagame has begun a four-day tour in the districts of Ruhango, Nyamasheke, Nyamagabe and Karongi. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic the President has not fully engaged with rural citizens.

The President has kick started the tour with a rally in Ruhango District in Southern Province. The tour is part of his citizen outreach program, which aims to interact with citizens and solicit their feedback on governance.

The program's top priority is to hold leaders accountable for their actions and the achievement of community development goals. He will also hold closed-door sessions with opinion leaders.

During the pandemic, President Kagame held a virtual citizen outreach in which he interacted with citizens remotely through the national broadcaster TV and radio, and on social media channels.