Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Rwanda: Engaging the Diaspora as Force for Dev't

Kigali — Rwandans in the Diaspora are meeting in Kigali to map out strategies on how they can better serve their country. As this important group of Rwandans meet, the Central Bank has given them the green light to set up the Rwanda Diaspora Mutual Fund to mobilize resources for investing in various sectors of their interest within the country.

The Rwandan Diaspora is increasingly becoming an important sector of our society, contributing immensely to the development on this country. Last year, remittances from this group rose to $175 million up from $139 million that was recorded a year before.

The figures are expected to rise this year, despite the on-going global financial crisis. Read More

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