This is what Paul Kagame who is the president of Rwanda, the fastest growing economy in Africa told African Youths at the opening of Youth Connekt Africa 2019 summit in Kigali Rwanda on wednesday octorber 9.
“While there is responsibility for governments to create the best environment for youth, know that there is your role to play, because even if you were in a place where the government is doing its best and providing everything, that’s not enough until you the young people are making an effort to tap into what’s available for you to grow yourself,” Rwandan President Paul Kagame told the youth in a keynote address.
“Opportunity does not go to people’s homes knocking at their doors and saying ‘Hello, do you need me?’ People need to go knocking on opportunity’s door. You open and say ‘hello’ and the opportunity will actually say: ‘I am here. What do you want?’”
This years summit brought together about 10,000 young persons drawn from all over the continent of Africa