African lead­ers urged to in­vest in jobs

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Open­ing a gath­er­ing of ex­perts in Ki­gali, present and for­mer African Heads of State urged busi­ness, community and po­lit­i­cal lead­ers to help turn the con­ti­nent's im­pres­sive growth into eco­nomic op­por­tu­ni­ties for or­di­nary cit­i­zens.

Rwan­dan Pres­i­dent Paul Kagame, in­au­gu­rat­ing the coun­try's first African Eco­nomic Con­fer­ence, said in Rwanda, we un­der­stand that pol­i­tics and eco­nom­ics go hand in hand and we have made a con­scious and de­lib­er­ate choice of in­clu­sive de­vel­op­ment based on our po­lit­i­cal re­al­ity.

By and large, they have pro­duced pos­i­tive re­sults. Growth has been con­sis­tent and poverty lev­els con­sid­er­ably re­duced by 12 per cent from 56.9 per cent to 44 per cent in five years.

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