‘‘You better understand and see yourself as being on your own to deal with your problems. You must own up. You better develop capacity to take care of your own interests. Rwandans, we have our own interest, like anybody else. Our main ones are: our future, prosperity, stability. Nobody is going to owe you that. Don’t expect anybody will propel you to a level where you achieve global significance. Nobody is interested in taking you to that level. You can only rely on yourself. There have been multiple attempts at finding cracks within us but the tragedy of our history has united us beyond anything they can imagine. We need to continue holding together to confront our challenges.’’
– President Pual Kagame opening remarks at the 13th National Leadership Retreat.