Rwanda: Sick Workers, Bad Roads to Hurt Rwanda's Competitiveness - Report
10 September 2012
AllAfrica.com (Rwanda Focus): The global competitiveness report has warned that an unhealthy workforce along with poor infrastructure will hurt Rwanda's competitiveness ambitions.
According to the report, "The greatest challenges facing Rwanda in improving its competitiveness are the state of the country's infrastructure, its low secondary and university enrollment rates, and the poor health of its workforce."
Despite the damning verdict, the 2012/2013 global competitiveness report ranks Rwanda as one of the best in the world, Africa and the best in the region.
Rwanda's ambition to be the first choice for investors in Africa will take great lessons from the new report which saw it move seven steps to be ranked 63rd in the whole world.The new ranking has effectively placed Rwanda the third most competitive economy on the continent after South Africa and Mauritius who have been ranked 52nd and 54th respectively.