Friday January 3, 2020
Friday, January 3, 2020
Friday January 3, 2020

Lusaka Times – Zambia

Government to Strengthen Environmental Governance in Mines

The Herald – Zimbabwe

Currency stability tops RBZ priorities

Capital FM (Nairobi)

Kenya: Health Ministry Seeks 4,000 Interns to Implement UHC, Improve Services in Counties

The New Times (Kigali)

Rwanda: Government to Set Up Financial Intelligence Centre

Morocco World News – Morocco

Morocco to Connect Casablanca Airport with High Speed Train

ANGOP – Angola

Government improves assistance in early childhood

The New Times – Rwanda

Farewell Vision 2020, welcome 2050

The party plates and cups are back in storage, the floors have been swept and everything put back in place. A few hangovers here as should be expected a day after Rwanda’s favourite festivity – Bonane (New Year).

The fireworks were spectacular; the President gave another pep talk to encourage the people to work even harder and achieve even more. There was this sense of satisfaction that the year had been fruitful because sweat had been added into the mix.

Gratefully, there were no major incidents and the deadly heavy rains that had caused havoc a few days before thankfully remained in the skies. The Traffic Police was on the alert continuously urging people to exercise caution. With only three traffic fatalities in the whole country, one can say the people headed the police’s call.

Thus, the country saw the attainment of a challenge it had set itself back in 2000 when it launched Vision 2020. It had given itself a tall order, and for some sceptics, it was punching above its belt. But sheer grit and determination drove the dream home.

Now it has set itself another longer and more difficult challenge; the new Vision 2050. This is even more ambitious to the extent that the government says the next 30 years “captures the country’s high aspirations for future security, prosperity, and modernity. It sets a target of achieving upper-middle income status by 2035 and high-income status by 2050, so sustaining high rates of inclusive economic growth will be vital”.

Dreaming big is not new to this country’s vocabulary because it has become part of its genes. But to dream is one thing, achieving the dream is another.