Rwandan president Paul Kagame on Wednesday launched a model village which was built by Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) Reserve Force.
The village – Karama Integrated Model Village – will be home to 240 families that were relocated from high-risk zones around the City of Kigali.
It comprises living apartments, a secondary school, and an Early Childhood Development Centre (ECD).
Kagame was welcomed by thousands of residents from Nyarugenge and surrounding districts.
The launch of the village, which was built within a period of six months, is part of the activities lined up for the 25th anniversary of the national liberation, which was spearheaded by the then Rwanda Patriotic Army, which later became RDF.
In his launch speech, he said he does not believe God created any group of people to prosper while others suffered in poverty.
“Do you believe God created the earth and human beings but Rwanda and Africa were created to always complain, keep begging and stay poor?” He quizzed.
“My belief is that within each one of us, within me, there is the ability and the right to live as well as anyone else in the world.”
At least seven foreign presidents are expected to attend the ceremony that will be presided over by President Paul Kagame.