Rwanda’s president, Paul Kagame has said that African continent will not accept to be continuously lectured by outsiders on what is best for its social economic progress as has been the case over the years.
The remarks were made during the Eisenhower Fellowships Africa Regional Conference where he met with over 200 Eisenhower Fellows who are meeting in Kigali.
“We don’t accept the message that we can always be told what to do and what not to do, endlessly. You keep teaching me what I need to do and there is never a point where I will graduate or take on that responsibility myself,” he said.
The patronising attitude, Kagame said had been going on for far too long and leads to no development or progress.
“We have had too much time with the rest of the world telling Africa, what we need to do, even taking it to the level that they understand what we need more than we understand ourselves. It is absolute falsehood and it is wrong,” he observed
The Head of State emphasised that the African continent cannot accept the trend adding that the continent knows best what is right for development and can be responsible for her own progress.