KIGALI – President Paul Kagame has in a thinly veiled warning to neighbours Uganda said he is ready to raise the cost of protecting Rwanda.
Kagame has constantly accused Uganda of harbouring his Rwanda government opponents, the cause of the current tensions between the two neighbours.
On Thursday November 14, he said in Kigali:
“Our security, we have taken it more or less for granted and that was right, that we could make sure that the country was secure to the point that we take it for granted. We will continue to take it for granted, by any means. Here I mean that we are going to raise the cost on the part of anybody who wants to destabilize our security,” he said.
“The cost is going to be very high, whether it’s the means that we are going to put into that to make sure that we have everything it takes to ensure the security and stability of our country and our people, and our development. It’s also the cost mainly that those people who want to destabilize our country are going to incur; it’s going to be a very high cost on their part, absolutely. And I mean it, and you know that I mean it,” Mr Kagame added.