Rev. Jesse Jackson Hails Rwanda for its Revival and Growth

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 22: Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks near Wall Street in the Financial District September 22, 2008 in New York City. Jackson, a founder of the National Rainbow Coalition, spoke critically about a culture of greed on Wall Street and how the current financial crisis is adversely affecting middle class and poor Americans. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Renowned American civil rights activist, baptist evangelist and politician Rev. Jesse Jackson has hailed Rwanda’s growth, stating that the country’s revival from the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, to emerge as one of the fastest growing economies in the world, is down to the country’s stability.

Jackson made the remarks in an interview with The New Times shortly after paying a visit to Bralirwa, a local beverages company, on Tuesday.

Jackson is in the country having accompanied Muhtar Kent, the chairman and chief executive of The Coca-Cola Company to the launch of a solar-powered flagship Ekocenter site in Rwamagana District.

Bralirwa has the local franchise to produce Coca Cola products.

“We are seeing a Rwanda that’s growing and attracting investments, that’s what happens when a country is stable. Rwanda continues to make strides in all possible ways,” said Jackson, who is visiting with his two children.

“The spiritual revival of Rwanda is just amazing, given what happened; to see that people are still living together it is just amazing. It (the genocide) must not happen again.”



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