India PM Narendra to donate cows to Bugesera residents


As part of his two-day visit in Rwanda, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will donate 200 cows to people living in Bugesera District based Rweru Model Village.

Narendra is expected in Rwanda on July 23rd in historic visit as is the first Indian Prime Minister to visit Rwanda.

A statement from India’s Ministry of External Affairs says that Narendra who will also visit Uganda and South Africa will hold bilateral meetings with Presidents, delegation level talks and meetings with the business and Indian communities.

“In Rwanda, Prime Minister will visit the Kigali Genocide Memorial and participate in an event on Girinka, a national social protection scheme of Rwanda that was initiated by President Paul Kagame,” a statement reads in part.

The Times of India wrote that Narendra will provide 200 cows as a contribution from India to the Girinka programme.

Speaking to the media, India’s Secretary of Economic Relations in the Ministry of External Affairs, T S Tirumurti said that a defence cooperation agreement is also expected to be signed between India and Rwanda.

“During this visit, we expect to conclude two lines of credit—one of 100 million for development of industrial parks and Kigali Special Economic Zone and another one for USD 100 million for agriculture and irrigation,” he said.

Tirumurti added that they expect agreements to be concluded in the areas of defence, dairy cooperation, leather, agriculture and culture.




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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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