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After winning the presidential seat with almost 99% of the votes entrusted in him by the Rwandans, President Paul Kagame is expected to inaugurate on Friday 18 August 2017.

On August 4 2017, Rwanda held general elections. President Paul Kagame, Frank Haibeneza and Phillipe, all came in to compete for the presidential seat.

However, as most reports had earlier on reported, Paul Kagame won the election by far, winning him a third term in the office.

Celebrating his victory with his supporters, Kagame promised to work and sustain economic growth in Rwanda.

“This is another seven years to take care of issues that affect Rwandans and ensure that we become real Rwandans who are economically developing,” President Kagame told his supporters in his speech.

Kagame promised more schools, roads and clinics amid cheers from his supporters.

On Friday 18 August, Kagame will be holding an inauguration ceremony where he invited different presidents including Edgar Lungu, the President of Zambia.

According to Harry Kalaba, Zambia’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, President Lungu accepted the invitation in the spirit of cooperation and solidarity.

Kalaba informed the journalists that President Lungu will reach Rwanda on Thursday 17, August, will attend the inauguration ceremony on the 18 of August, and that he will then proceed to South Africa, Pretoria for the 37th Annual Southern African Development Community Summit (SADC), which will take place on 19th August to 20th August, 2017.

The SADC Summit in South African will be held under the theme, ‘Partnering with the private sector in developing industry and regional value chains.’ – Sources show

The Foreign Affairs Minister also explained that Kagame of Rwanda and Lungu of Zambia will also get a chance to have talks about developmental issues of mutual interest and the security situation in the Great Lakes Region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reporter: Shamilah Namuddu

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