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Kagame: We Have to Maintain Our Security At Whatever Cost

by Kalinda Brenda
1:17 pm

President Paul Kagame speaking at the event in the Parliamentary Buildings

The newly appointed officials to head different government institutions and agencies took oath of office at Parliament this Wednesday morning before President Paul Kagame.

Claire Akamanzi has taken over as new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Rwanda Development Board (RDB). She once served as RDB’s Chief Operations Officer (COO) and also once as acting CEO.

After a short break pursuing studies abroad, Akamanzi returned to a new appointment as Head of Policy and Strategy Unit at Office of the President in June 2016.  The cabinet has appointed Lt. Col. Andrew Nyamvumba to replace her on this position.

Dr. Richard Sezibera has been sworn in as a new senator in parliament – He had been serving as 4th Secretary General of the East African Community.

President Kagame with the officials who took Oath of Office

Also Prof. Shyaka Anastase took oath to continue serving as Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Governance Board (RGB)  he will be deputised by Dr. Usta Kayitesi as the Deputy CEO of RGB.

Meanwhile, Mutangana Jean Bosco has been sworn in as the Prosecutor General and Richard Muhumuza as judge in supreme court.

Presiding over the swearing-in-ceremony, President Kagame told new officials to  work closely and cooperatively to achieve their duties in a sustainable way.

“We know where our country comes from and where we want to be. It is up to us to fulfill our responsibilities and achieve our goals,” he said.

“Security is the basis of sustainable economic growth,” he said, adding, “We have to maintain our security at whatever cost.”

President Kagame emphasised that the new appointed officials will not work alone instead they will work together with existing officials in duties.

“When we work together and we look beyond our individual interest, achieving our vision becomes easier,” he said.

The new 6 officials were appointed in an extraordinary cabinet meeting chaired by President Kagame on February 3, 2017.