Rwanda Cycling Federation (FERWACY) unanimously re-elected President Aimable Bayingana on Saturday to serve another four-year term.
According to Ferwacy website (ferwacy.rw), Bayingana’s election came as no surprise as he has been praised for overseeing the tremendous development of Rwanda cycling of the last decade. He was a sole candidate for the position.
Bayingana is set to work alongside executive committee members namely Munyankindi Benoit (vice president), Karangwa Francois (vice president), Nosisi Gahitsi Toussaint (general secretary) and Rwabusaza Thierry (treasurer).
Festus Bizimana who is serving as the second vice president of Rwanda National Olympic Committee stepped down from the executive committee.
Speaking after his re-election, Bayingana commented “This is an exciting time of transition for Rwanda’s cycling. The next four years should be quite interesting and challenging as we lengthen the strides we made together over the past ten years.”
Among the objectives of the new committee in the coming years is the proposed strengthening of clubs through local partnerships, the promotion of cycling among Rwandan women and the support for female participation in cycling.
Bayingana has also pledged to elevate the level of cycling competitions such Rwanda Cycling Cup and Tour du Rwanda which will be upgraded to 2.1 UCI status from 2019.
Long-term objectives and impacts of include the bid to host world road championships.
Also elected are members of the advisory committee Mparabanyi Faustin,Rugambwa Jean Baptiste and Ntembe Jean Bosco.
The conflict resolution commission is composed by Rwanyange Rene Anthere,Ingabire Assia Peace and Nkurunziza Jean Pierre.