By Dusabemungu Ange de la Victoire
In an event that convened the influential figures in the business, alongside visionary entrepreneurs, public and private sector leaders, the recent business gala hosted by DAZZLET™ RWANDA on September 16th, 2023, in the heart of Kigali, Rwanda, has left an indelible mark as a monumental success story.
This prestigious event, made possible through the generous sponsorship of the distinguished Rotarian OJI Chukwuemeka donoji and Rotarian Titus Tortsea Abonjo, transcended geographical boundaries, uniting participants with a shared aspiration – to unlock the immense potential of cross-continental networking and collaboration within Africa.
Rotarian donoji, the visionary force behind DAZZLET™ RWANDA, took center stage as the keynote speaker, setting the tone for an enriching discourse on the pivotal role of networking in propelling business expansion.
Drawing from his extensive expertise spanning entrepreneurship, real estate, and design, donoji provided invaluable insights into constructing resilient business partnerships, propelling growth not just within Rwanda’s borders but extending across the vast African landscape.
“Don’t underestimate the transformative power of networking. It’s the master key to unlock boundless opportunities and fuel innovation,” emphatically stated donoji. His impassioned call for international collaboration resonated deeply, positioning Rwanda as an epicenter of potential and extending a warm embrace to global visionaries.
The event also witnessed illuminating presentations by distinguished speakers, including Rotarian Livingstone Nkuusi, The President of the Rotary Club of Kigali Virunga and Program Lead for MSME Finance at the MasterCard Foundation; Rotarian Masterjerb Paul Birungi, former Assistant Governor of Rotary Club District 9150 in Rwanda; Rotarian Julie Mutoni, Managing Director of Multilines International Rwanda and Vice Chairperson of the Rwanda Freight Forwarders Association; and Rotarian Peter Malinga, a senior Project expert.
The evening was marked by inspiring dialogues, where participants actively engaged in discussions on elevating business prospects and attracting international interest to Rwanda. Distinguished businessmen and businesswomen, representatives from both the public and private sectors, visionary entrepreneurs, and innovators all contributed their unique perspectives on fortifying economic bonds across Africa.
As the curtains fell on this extraordinary event, the resounding sentiment was unmistakable: Rwanda’s potential knows no bounds. With the unwavering support of passionate visionaries like Rotarian OJI Chukwuemeka donoji and Rotarian Titus Tortsea Abonjo, the nation stands ready to embrace a surge of opportunities, partnerships, and innovation.
This gala was not merely an evening of fine dining and socializing; it emerged as a catalyst for transformative change, issuing a powerful call to action for business leaders to unite and reshape Rwanda’s economic landscape, setting the stage for an unprecedented transformation across the entire African continent.
As Africa ascends to a prominent position on the global economic stage, the collaborative spirit that permeated this event serves as a testament to the dedication of individuals like donoji and Titus, who tirelessly labour to position Rwanda as a prime destination for business and innovation.
With their visionary leadership and the collective resolve of all participants, a brighter future beckons, not just for Rwanda but for the entirety of Africa. The journey towards shared prosperity and boundless possibilities has truly begun.