Investment by the government and the private sector in readiness for the Commonwealth Heads of States and Government Meeting which was scheduled for July this year have not been lost or wasted, the foreign ministry has said.
Following the pandemic and news that the much awaited summit had been put off till an unknown date, a section of private sector players were concerned on the fate of their investments in readiness for the summit.
The summit is also expected to create opportunities in retail across the market traders across categories including Made in Rwanda products, hospitality sector inputs and other value chains.
The local private sector had also worked and invested to make the most of opportunities expected to be in demand in the service sector guides, chauffeurs, broadband services, translators, clearing and forwarding, laundry, wellness services among others.
As for government investments in infrastructure in readiness for the summit, Biruta said that it was not lost expenditure the development was good for the country and infrastructure plans.