Officials at the
Normally, high profile officials such as CEOs and Ministers move with their assistants and a flock of investment opportunity scouts, that means the estimated number is likely to double or even triple to about 1500 guests staying for close to a week.
This presents huge business opportunities for the local service industry especially those in the hospitality and transport sub-sectors. Good hotels and restaurants should expect a 'fat' kill.
As for the government, the event couldn't have happened at a better time as it's going to mainly focus on the latest trends and best practices in SME competitiveness under the theme, 'SMEs - creating jobs through trade.'
What does this mean?
At the moment, there's no better salesman for
But the foundation for this trust is
Simply put, peace is lucrative; that's why it should be jealously guarded from any kind of threats whether internal or external.
Hosting major events such as the
A good example emerged this week.
As thousands of young Rwandans graduated from university, negative forces were busy behind the scenes recruiting some of them into subversive activities against a legitimate government.
The government's detractors are getting desperate and now they are attempting to use national achievements to their advantage. Look at it this way, thousands of young Rwandans graduating is a major education milestone but it also creates another national challenge - a need for more jobs.
As the government works overtime to create employment opportunities for young people, enemies also want to use the same opportunity to their advantage, recruiting desperate jobless graduates into suspect activities.
Even when educated, young graduates are job-hungry a situation which makes them easy targets for enemy forces; gullible therefore easy to fleece.
That means even as the country earns dividends from the peace born out of the current political stability, the government can't let its guards down, reinvestment in more security is needed to counter those attempting to destabilise
Here's a historical anecdote.
In 1967, Americans were demonstrating against their government's involvement in the Vietnam War. America's ghettos had become war zones; seventy five separate urban riots wracked that country causing 88 deaths, 1, 397 injuries, 16, 389 arrests, 2, 157 convictions and economic damage worth
Helms reminded the President that the
"I am quite aware of that but I want you to do whatever is necessary to pursue this matter; track down the foreign communists who are behind this intolerable interference in our domestic affairs," ordered the President.
On the President's orders, the
Given the nature of
For instance, cases of FDLR agents returning from the Congolese jungles and easily blending in society with the help of their relatives inside
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