Without security, all progress in
President Ondimba was appearing on a high level panel during a session titled "Have your say! Dialogue with Leaders", where he joined other Heads of State including
Reacting to one of the questions, Ondimba said that despite
"We must be practical. Talking about trade and other nice things are more soothing to the ear than security. But it won't be until we have sufficient security against internal, regional and continental threats that we can be sure of real development," Ondimba said.
"After securing security, we can be confident that our achievements will be safeguarded, and also have the capacity to construct infrastructure such as regional railways, airports and highways that will facilitate trade and help us to integrate faster."
"Statistics say that
"I have always believed that industrialization is the sure way through which we can develop. And, as you can see, we in
According to Paul Kagame of
"We rise together or fall together. It is not going to be enough for one country to do so well when others are doing so badly.
"We have suffered colonialism and external influences that define us as Anglophone or Francophone. Don't worry about new colonial efforts because the old ones have not yet left us. What we should do now is to construct infrastructure that stretches out of our national jurisdictions," Kagame said.
"Our weaknesses in
Although it has abundant natural resources, including a population of 1.1 billion, rich soils, vast minerals and oil,
These are a result of a variety of issues including corruption in public sectors, tribal and political conflicts, an untapped private sector and high levels of illiteracy.
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