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Rwanda: Kagame Backs Review of Social Protection Systems

President Paul Kagame has called for the review and adjustment of social protection systems to fill gaps that have been revealed by the covid-19 crisis and its effects.

p President Paul Kagame has called for the review and adjustment of social protection systems to fill gaps that have been revealed by the covid-19 crisis and its effects.Kagame said that the pandemic and its social-economic effects have exposed gaps in the existing social protection systems everywhere in the world."This crisis has revealed gaps in the existing social protection systems everywhere in the world," he said.Social protection systems have further been stressed by the reduction of expenditure as well as the erosion of labour protection, the President said.

The Head of State said that without adequate social protection, existing inequalities will only grow wider and degrade working conditions for some.Explaining that like elsewhere across the world, the pandemic had negatively affected the labour force and labour market, he shared approaches that Rwanda was using to alleviate the challenges.

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