Rwanda’s Kagame Promises Fair Polls as He Runs For Third Term

President Kagame has told members of the diplomatic corps that presidential elections slated for August 4, 2017 will be conducted in a fair, transparent and peaceful way as others had been held before in the country.

“We are looking forward to a constructive and meaningful election later this year marking an important period of consolidation for our country. Rwandans have come to expect things to be done thoughtfully, openly and in a security while strengthening our unity. For us, this is an important approach that we have pledged will be preserved,” said Kagame.

While meeting with ambassadors, high commissioners, Heads of international organizations and members of the consular corps for the diplomatic luncheon and wishing them a happy new year of 2017 yesterday at Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre (KCC) in the capital Kigali, the head of state said the government appreciated the way diplomatic corps played their part in airing their views related to election preparations.

This year’s presidential elections will be the third of this kind to be organized in the country whereby Rwandans will go to polls to vote their preferred leader to head the country for the 5 year-term.

Rwanda has fared well globally in several sectors such as health, ease of doing business and security which brought about the change of all Rwandans’ wellbeing, among others.Kagame stressed that it’s hinged on good politics and partnerships with several countries. Read more on this here.