Concerns have been raised about the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s business conglomerate, Crystal Ventures. The majority political party’s holding company invests in furniture, milk processing, prime real estate, armed security, coffee shops, infrastructure, and more. Watchdogs argue Crystal Ventures and another conglomerate, Horizon, which contracts construction and logistics for national defense, are subsidized from the public treasury to cover up their business failures. Crystal Ventures filled half the party’s campaign chest in 2010, and it leases two jets to President Paul Kagame for unspecified business purposes. Defenders of the practice note the party came to power after an era of genocide and exile. To gain legitimacy and save their lives, adherents had to prove they were good for the economy. They began business as a telecommunications firm, defying expectations and setting up a mobile phone network. The RPF has also nearly eliminated small-scale corruption and lightened the nation’s regulatory burden.