The Rwanda Diaspora living in the United States has been called to contribute to the development of the country and promote unity.
The President of Rwandan Diaspora in Midwest, Charles Ruhaya, made the call during the 2014 New Year event that was held in South Bend City, Indiana.
At the event Ruhaya thanked all participants who contributed to the organization of the event.
He said that Rwandans must uphold their unity as well as actively contribute to their country’s Development.
The event brought together Rwandans in all ages with activities such as gospel songs, Traditional songs and testimonies of Rwandans who have achieved considerable progress in 2013 as well as thanking God for the Rwanda’s Progress.
The government of Rwanda realized the need for the Rwandan Diaspora members to actively participate in the social, cultural and economic development of their motherland and the duty the Rwandan Diaspora owe to their future generations.
Therefore, an initiative such as the Rwandan Diaspora Global Network (RDGN) was put in place to create unity, loyalty, a sense of national belonging and the rich culture and values that sustain the Diaspora and local respectively.
These are assets and opportunities that they guard, build upon, use as they live on, and pass on to future generations.
Through RDGN the government has seen projects such as the One Dollar Campaign project, construction of one of the three four-storey hostels and a dinning hall, valued at over Rwf1 billion, houses, schools and health centres among others.