Month: February 2013

‘Umuganda’s unique recipe


Leading with example;President Paul Kagame participates in community work.
Leading with example;President Paul Kagame participates in community work.
Today as usual, I took part in ‘Umuganda’-community work and unlike my usual routine of just ‘taking part’, I started taking a ‘closer look’ at this unique activity which usually takes place every last Saturday of the month; it is a uniform activity by the way- dedicated to nation building and development by everyone.
Organized at ‘Mudugudu’ (village) level; by 8:30am, we were all assembled- first for a briefing on how the work was to be done. Widening one of the village roads was the task of this day and immediately, we began; armed with: hoes, spades, pick hoes and other necessary tools to make this possible, we began.
Work went on, just well; amidst joyful conversations amongst the village mates. Indeed It’s a get together and as said by the ‘Mudugudu chief’- we get to know each other better. The chatting happily indeed creates these moments; ‘symbol of Unity’ that you too when there can witness and appreciate.
Not very many we were- mostly old men and women, the aged…and a few ‘youth’-this drew my attention more, since they are; younger, stronger, more able and more so ‘Tomorrow’s future’!.
Residents of Masaka Sector, Kicukiro district in Kigali join hands in nation development
Residents of Masaka Sector, Kicukiro district in Kigali join hands in nation development

But, this is shared worldwide, today’s youth are passively involved in most activities.
Umuganda makes a difference not only in me but to many others; a lot is learnt as people get closer to their leaders. Not even the President stays behind on this day- a great inspiration to all.

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Just wondering


Life, in whatever angle described-doesn’t phase away, does it grow old?, have friends-best friends or strangers in it?…
Do we love to die? but am so sure- we all die fighting for it…We all live in it differently, teaches us differently…
We can never makeup without messing up first, have a vision without dreaming, rest without fatigue, run without walking, view without sight, fight without anger, love without hating, rule without being ruled, cry without pain, rejoice with out achievement….

Life remains even when we live…

Life has a story, a big story to tell- it is it’s self the ‘Experience’