World Bank estimates that economic growth in Rwanda will be slower than previously anticipated. The Rwandese economy, after growing by 7.1 per cent in 2015, is expected to grow by 6.8 per cent in 2016.
The economic slowdown is due to the fact that the value and the volume of mineral exports has dropped and is not expected to bounce back anytime soon.
The drop in the price of minerals led to a widening deficit.
The government should increase agricultural production. A thriving agriculture could create employent opportunities for the poor.