Rwanda Presentation Paper.docx

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seven political parties endorsed incumbent Paul Kagame for president, who was elected to a 7- year term on August 25, 2003. Rwanda held its first-ever legislative elections September 29 to October 2, 2003. A ninth political party formed after these 2003 elections. As provided in the constitution, 24 seats were also accorded to women candidates in indirect elections. Women now hold 45 of the 80 seats in the Chamber and a tenth political party was formed in 2010. Some economical challenges that are impacting Rwanda are the country being dependent on significant foreign aid. Exports continue to lag way behind the performance of imports and will continue to affect the health of the economy. There is a steady lack of economic diversification besides the production of tea, coffee, and minerals which keeps the country susceptible to market fluctuations. The most problem some issue on development is the cost of electricity, which is highest in the world at about 24.6 cents per kilowatt hour. The
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highway infrastructure maintenance and good transport linkages to neighboring countries are critical. Transportation costs are high and they put a burden on the cost to import and export. Rwanda also has no railway system for port access to Tanzania or Kenya. The inadequate accessibility and high cost of power also continues to deter the progression of industrialized enterprises. The tourism industry has undeveloped potential for growth because of the current
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  • Spring '14
  • HashimT.Gibrill
  • Separation of Powers, Rwandan Genocide, Paul Kagame

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