Rwanda development Board is trying to develop the tourism industry in Rwanda because the country is naturally blessed with many attracting sites in the East African region and tourism is one of the industries that can generate a lot of foreign currency in to the country.
Rwanda development board launched the Congo Nile trail in the western province in Gisenyi whereby there will be a lot of exciting activities happening along the Congo Nile trail. The Congo Nile trail stretches from the western province to the West. Along the Congo Nile trail you get to find things like volcanic mountains, tea plantations, hot springs and the local people.
On the opening day of the Congo Nile trail Rica Rwigamba the head of conservation and tourism department in Rwanda development board blessed the function as the chief guest by cutting the red tape. She thanked the private sector for supporting the project and asked the local people to take advantage of it as the most beneficiaries. She told the local community along the Nile trail to be innovative and creative enough so that they come up with brilliant ideas in doing business with the people who will visit the Congo Nile trail.
The representative of Rubavu district Mayor thanked Rwanda development board for coming up with such brilliant ideas that will boost the economic growth of their district. He clarified how their area is blessed with many tourist attracting sites but most of them are less developed and unknown.
One of the guests at the function, a foreigner who had just completed his tour along the Congo Nile trail said he has travelled to most parts of the world but he finds the Congo Nile trail most exciting. He got to see how people in the villages have mobile phones yet they don’t have electricity in their homes for charging the phones.
Professor Chrysologue who was among the invited guests said in the early days the colonialists used to tell them that Rwanda will always be poor because they don’t have the wealthy minerals like gold and diamonds. Rwanda only used to depend on agriculture coffee as their basic cash crop. But with such brilliant ideas the sky will be the limit for Rwanda. He asked Rwandans to be creative in producing processed products that will add value at international standards instead of unprocessed products that don’t have value on the international market.
Rica Rwigamba promised to support the local people who will come up with excellent business proposals to boost the Congo Nile trail. She clarified how the Rwandan government wants to make Rwanda the most tourist attraction destiny on the African continent.