President Kagame on Saturday, June 11 addressed thousands of Rwandans and friends of Rwanda gathered at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago to celebrate Rwanda Day 2011. The event brought together Rwandans from North American Diaspora and Rwanda for the event held under the theme: ‘Agaciro. Our Heritage. Our Future’. It kicked off on Friday, June 10 with exhibitions by Rwandan institutions, presentations and entertainment.
In his address to the thousands of jubilant Rwandans and friends of Rwanda, President Kagame passes on greetings from Rwanda and thanked all those who had travelled from different places to be part of the event. President Kagame told the gathering that Rwandans understand quite well that what they are doing is for their own good and have no doubt that they will succeed: “Our democracy, our quest for transformation provides us with the desire, the energy to give ourselves that dignity. When we give our citizens access to health, education, food security, tools of communications…there is no basis for any accusations. No one can teach us about the importance of human rights…we know it more than anyone.”