𝑰𝒕𝒔 𝒊𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒊𝒏𝒈 𝒕𝒐 𝒌𝒏𝒐𝒘 𝒘𝒉𝒚 𝑹𝒘𝒂𝒏𝒅𝒂 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒉𝒆𝒂𝒅 𝒐𝒇 𝑰𝒏𝒅𝒊𝒂 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒉𝒐𝒘 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒐𝒐𝒓 𝑪𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒍 𝑨𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒂𝒏 𝒏𝒂𝒕𝒊𝒐𝒏 𝒖𝒔𝒆𝒅 𝒂 𝒕𝒓𝒂𝒈𝒆𝒅𝒚 𝒕𝒐 𝒃𝒆𝒄𝒐𝒎𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒍𝒅’𝒔 𝒎𝒐𝒔𝒕 𝒘𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒏-𝒇𝒓𝒊𝒆𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒚 𝒄𝒐𝒖𝒏𝒕𝒓𝒚
H.E. Ms. Jacqueline MUKANGIRA, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to India made a very impressive and impactful speech on this occasion. Projecting her country as a great destination for investors in the most powerful manner, Ms. MUKANGIRA said, “you can register a company just within 6 hours.”
It was wonderful meeting H.E. Ms MUKANGIRA, High Commissioner of the Republic of Rwanda to India on the occasion of 29th Celebration of the Liberation Day of the Republic Rwanda on Tuesday, 04th July 2023 at Hotel Le Meridien, New Delhi.
Known as the land of a thousand hills, Rwanda’s stunning scenery and warm, friendly people offer unique experiences in one of the most remarkable countries in the world.
India and Rwanda relations are projected to grow higher. The economic and trade ties make one of the strongest pillars the diplomatic relations hinge on.
Located in Central Africa, this landlocked nation of 12.6 million, is not a rich or a first world country by any stretch of imagination. Almost 90 per cent of its people survive on subsistence farming with more than a third of them living below the poverty line. Its economy at $12 billion pales in significance compared to India’s $3.5 trillion.
The African nation ranks at least 25 notches below when it comes to human development index with a per capita income that is just 30 per cent of India’s.
But if there is one parameter in which Rwanda beats not just India but even developed countries such as the US, the UK and other European nations, it is gender parity.
Rwanda is the first and the only country in the world to have a female majority Parliament. As many as 61 per cent of all legislators in the Lower House are women. In the Upper House, their representation is 35 per cent. Compare this with the global average where in 81 per cent of all legislatures women hold less than 33 per cent of the seats.
Thirteen of the 26 members in the Rwandan Cabinet are women. And so are the four of seven Supreme Court judges. That apart, they occupy significant posts in government and private sectors. Their share among workers in the informal sector is 88 per cent.