Two UK parliamentarians July 18, 2012 addressed more than 100 entrepreneurs and businesspeople in Kigali this week as part of a business project run by the Conservative Party’s Project Umubano.
Members of Parliament Stephen Crabb and Jeremy Lefroy were both present at the Lemigo Hotel in the country’s captal to discuss business approaches with the assembled business people who have joined Project Umubano’s business scheme in Kigali this week.
The politicians took questions from the floor and discussed the global economic situation and the challenges facing young African entrepreneurs.
MP Crabb, the head of the project said: ‘It’s great to be back in Kigali with the Project Umubano business team, and to see the benefits of the training in previous years still going strong.
He said It’s an exciting time to be a young entrepreneur in Rwanda as the country continues to experience strong growth.
“Our Umubano business team is here to help give these businesspeople the skills and the tools to turn their dreams into reality.”
Project Umubano, also runs schemes around Rwanda in the fields of health, sport, planning, education and community, is now in its sixth year.
Now in its sixth year, Project Umubano is a truly remarkable expression of the Conservative Party’s core values: voluntarism, compassion, entrepreneurialism and outward-focus.
According to him, Project Umubano is the Conservative Party’s social action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. Volunteers are working with Rwandans in fields including medicine, sport, business, planning to deliver training and sustainable projects.
Umubano brings together the most diverse groups of Party members and supporters, working for two weeks each July in challenging environments alongside African partners focused on tackling some of the root causes of poverty.