New York, 22 September 2013
President Kagame chaired the second Presidential Advisory Council (PAC) meeting of the year in New York. Among the discussions, the council looked at sustainable methods to boost agricultural productivity as well as strategies to promote private sector investment into agriculture value chains. Furthermore, PAC explored ways of leveraging the East African Commodity Exchange (EAX) to deliver on the broad sector transformation.
The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Claver Gatete said the council also reviewed the state of Rwanda’s economy while focusing on priority areas such as infrastructure development which will propel economic growth from the current 8% to 11.5% as well as generating domestic revenues.