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Economic Inequality Driving Poor Rwandeese Away from their Country

I cannot agree more with Oxfam's report that Rwanda has the highest inequality rate in the region. One of the most straight forward signal is the hemorrhage of Rwandan nationals to neighboring countries. You step in Kigali or any other town in Rwanda and immediately you feel like you just want to remain and settle there (clean and beautiful). You cannot help but wonder why Rwandees are moving away from their beautiful land of a thousand hills. Interacting with them one realizes that many poor Rwandan people's dream is to take that next bus to Kampala, Nairobi etc and /or that flight to far away countries. You meet them in Nairobi and Kampala they tell you how happy they are and unwilling to return home. Why? Surely, there is a reason why many poor Rwandese would rather move away from their country despite economy growth and indeed very beautiful and clean environment at home. According to the Oxfam report titled: "Who is growing", the gross national income of the richest 10%, in Rwanda, is 3.2 times more than that of the 40% poorest in the country. Compared to Kenya's 2.81%; Uganda's 2.33%; Tanzania's 1.65% and Burundi's 1.35% now you can explain why an average Rwandan is happier in the dusty Kampala, dirty Nairobi, chaotic Bujumbura and floody Dar-el-Salaam than (s)he is in the beautiful and clean Kigali.
Economic Inequality Driving Poor Rwandeese Away from their Country Economic Inequality Driving Poor Rwandeese Away from their Country Reviewed by Ibrahim Magara on June 22, 2017 Rating: 5

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