India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi, donated 200 cows to families in Bugesera District, Eastern Province of Rwanda.
This is just ahead of of the 10th BRICS summit in South Africa.
In Rwanda, where Modi was making his first state visit, President Paul Kagame and his guest held bilateral talks and signed several agreements including loans and grants worth millions of dollars.
“With India we signed a loan of $100 million for irrigation in three separate areas in the country and $100 million for developing special economic zones,” Rwanda’s minister of finance Uzziel Ndagijimana said.
The beneficiaries of the donated cows will received them through the government’s Girinka programme-One Cow per Family, that aims at empowering poor families.
The Prime Minister will depart to Johannesburg after the Uganda visit, where he will join the leaders of other emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, China and South Africa for the BRICS Summit.
Uganda together with Togo, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, Gabon, Angola and Ethiopia have been invited to the summit as the “Africa outreach segment”