The Government of Rwanda and German have signed a new grant agreement worth Rwf29.5 billion (Euro29 million) to support decentralization, Technical Vocation and Education Training (TVET) and Private Sector development.
The three year grant was signed on Thursday between the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana and the Ambassador of German to Rwanda Dr. Peter Woeste.
Ambassador Woeste hailed Rwanda’s economic development in past years and added that he wishes for continued development through implementation of national transformation agenda under the partnership of private sector and non-government organizations.
“I am very happy for open discussions with the government of Rwanda, though sometimes we can understand things differently on some matters, this is a sign of true friendship,” he said.
Minister Ndagijimana said that the grant will be allocated in sectors that will enable the country achieve long-term targets.
“Development partnership exists, and through this signed agreement, we cement the optimism and good relations between our countries,” he explained.
Every three years, both countries hold discussions and agree on development cooperation in different programmes. This year’s discussions started yesterday to end today Friday 18th focusing on 2017-2019 development cooperation projects.
The government of Rwanda and German have cooperation relations since 1963.
Photo: Ambassador of German to Rwanda Dr. Peter Woeste and Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana sign the grant