Rwanda’s GDP growth to slow down if aid suspension enters into 2013
Saturday October 27 2012
Rwanda’s economy bound to slow down if suspension of donor aid continues. Picture: File
The government has given itself until the end of the second quarter of the fiscal cycle in December before deciding on necessary changes to the national budget and the projects that should be suspended.
Rwanda reacted angrily to the suspension of aid, with President Paul Kagame recently questioning the motives of aid givers.
Professor James Putzel, noted for his research on “fragile states”, said donors had acted rather hastily in their decisions to withhold aid.