IMPROVEMENT OF THE LIVING STANDARDS IN RWANDA
The Rwandan public does not follow adequate measures to prevent disease, the country does not have enough hospitals, and even the few that are available are unaffordable to most of the people and have insufficient staff and equipment. Most Rwandans also have no access to clean water and proper nutrition. For these reasons, the life expectancy in Rwanda is 49 years of age. There is a high mortality rate mostly at birth and under the age of 5 and many Rwandans die at a young age from diseases like malaria and AIDS.
The country does not have enough schools and many parents are unable to afford the schools that are available with most students dropping out in primary school. For this reason, up to 50% of all Rwandans are illiterate. Those who get the opportunity to go to school do not receive adequate education for them to create lucrative activities for themselves and for the development of the country.
Inadditiontotheshortageofallthesenecessities women are given less priority in favour of their brothers thereby diminishing their contribution to the country’s development.
Rwandans live in isolated homesteads on which they cultivate and rear animals on a subsistence scale. The homestead is continuously divided among the heirs.
Most of the energy used in Rwanda is derived from firewood thereby destroying the environment and contributing to global warming.
In addition to all the problems that Rwanda encountered over many years, there are also problems resulting from the aftermath of the war and genocide that lasted between
1990 and 1994 leaving many handicapped, widowed, elderly people with nobody to take care of them, orphans and street children.
The standard of living in Rwanda is still very low. Up to 70% of the population lives in extreme poverty. This is expected because the standard of living of the citizens reflects the general economic development and as a ready mentioned above, the Rwandan economy still faces major challenges. Collectively, these difficulties resulted in a moral decline (promiscuity, drug abuse…) which led to the spread of diseases like AIDS.
RPF-INKOTANYIbelievesinthedevelopmen by of the individual and that good living conditions is a basic human right for all including good nutrition, clothing, adequate shelter, clean drinking water, education, health etc.
For these reasons:
- RPF-INKOTANYI will ensure that all Rwandan children old enough to study have access to a school nearby.
Their education will include general knowledge, Rwandan culture, science and technology giving them the ability to contribute to their own personal development as well as that of the country. RPF-INKOTANYI will also ensure that places in school are offered without prejudice.
- RPF-INKOTANYI will ensure that women have equal rights as men and encouraged to know and claim these rights in order for them to contribute significantly to all developmental activities in their country.
- RPF-INKOTANYI will ensure that all youth who are unable to complete their education form associations in which they will receive advice on how to earn a living and the assistance they need to accomplish that.
- RPF-INKOTANYI will promote hygiene among Rwandans in order to prevent the spread of diseases caused by unhygienic conditions. It will also ensure that the Rwandan public has access and conserves clean water.
- RPF-INKOTANYI will ensure that all Rwandans have access to health care and that the hospitals are in proximity and are adequately equipped.
- RPF-INKOTANYI will sensitize Rwandans to value and conserve the environment because conservation of the environment is crucial to everybody’s well being.
- RPF-INKOTANYI will encourage Rwandans to restore and maintain their traditional charity at domestic and national level such that the underprivileged are not isolated. More particularly, RPF-INKOTANYI will facilitate the underprivileged to be productive and seM-sustaining.