Rwanda won't shy away from solving global migration crisis - Gov't #rwanda #RwOT


In a statement released Monday, July 8, 2024, the Office of the Government Spokesperson said that nothing will stand in their way while trying to find solutions to the global migration crisis.

'We remain committed to finding solutions to the global migration crisis, including providing safety, dignity and opportunity to refugees and migrants who come to our country," the government stated.

Rwanda remains unbothered because they have done everything in their means to support the UK in dealing with the crisis of irregular migration despite little appreciation.

"This partnership was initiated by the Government of the UK in order to address the crisis of irregular migration affecting the UK. It's a problem of the UK, not Rwanda,' the statement reads in part.

Despite the setback and frustration towards Rwanda's unwavering desire to offer support in solving some of the world's most challenging problems, the government will not be deterred from showing genuine kindness, empathy, and positive intentions towards others.

"Rwanda has fully upheld its side of the agreement, including with regard to finances, and remains committed to finding solutions to the global migration crisis,' the government said.

Recently, the new UK Prime Minister, Keir Starmer, announced a decision to terminate the Migration and Economic Development Partnership with Rwanda.

The migration scheme aimed to deter illegal migrants from arriving in the UK via small boats across the English Channel.

The scheme was first announced in April 2022 by former Prime Minister Boris Johnson following successful negotiations with the Rwandan government. However, the implementation of the policy was derailed by court battles and opposition from the House of Lords, which pushed for several amendments.

Starmer's predecessor, Rishi Sunak of the Conservative Party, had earlier announced that the first flights would depart to Rwanda after the recently concluded polls in which he lost.

This commitment to solving challenges involving immigrants is a testament to the lessons learnt from Rwanda's history and experiences in which most of its citizens lived many years as immigrants and refugees in other countries due to the insecurity that rocked the country for decades prior to the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.

Wycliffe Nyamasege

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