Rwanda, UK Sign Development Partnership Agreement

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The government of Rwanda through the Department For International Development (DFID) signed a two year development partnership with the United Kingdom government that involves £64 million for the Fiscal Year 2017/18 and an indicative of £62 million for the Fiscal Year 2018/19.

Sally Waples, Head of DFID Rwanda said, “On behalf of the UK, I am proud to be signing a new Development Partnership Agreement with the Government of Rwanda. This agreement frames Rwanda’s relationship with the UK in the spirit of open and honest partnership. The two countries will work together towards achieving Rwanda’s national vision of a self-financed exit from poverty by an open, inclusive society and private sector led growth.

The Governments of Rwanda and UK have both promised to work with transparency and accountability in two years under the Development Partnership Agreement (DPA).

They are both committed to the reduction of poverty, Sustainable Development Goals, good governance, promotion of peace and security and a variety of laid out development plans between the two Governments and its people.

Claver Gatete, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning said, “Our Relationship with the United Kingdom has been clear and predictable. The United Kingdom has supported us in several areas including putting in place a public financial management system, education, and agriculture among others. We look forward to continuing the good relations as we continue to seek social economic development of our people,” said Claver Gatete, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning.