The President of Rwanda Paul Kagame has ordered the immediate deportation of 18 Chinese nationals for maltreating their staff within the country.
The affected Chinese nationals include investors and employers who on several occasions, remain constantly on unfair to their Rwandan employees.
While issuing the immediate repatriation of the guilty investors, Kagame said; “the 18 investors were found guilty of mistreating Rwandan workers and grubbing land on which they operated their business”.
Chinese investors exploited Rwandan people and also took advantage of them by making them work abnormal hours like slaves. “Africa is for Africans. We can’t be slaves in Africa. We don’t tolerate the nonsense of discrimination here” Kagame added
“Rwanda is for Africans and those who mean well for us. I am directing the 18 Chinese investors to leave Rwanda immediately and must never return. Rwandan people must enjoy their rights in their country. Let this be a lesson to the remaining Chinese investors” he conclude.
It would be recalled that China and Rwanda have strong bilateral ties which are inextricably linked to the shared benefits of trade, aid and investments between the two countries.
However, according to several indications, Kagame is well-known as a patriotic leader who refuses to allow such relations to cloud his judgment.