Accountability vital,Kagame tells leaders

PARLIAMENT - President Paul Kagame has said that he is ready to do whatever it takes to protect the nation from ill-intentioned people.  The President made the remarks yesterday while officiating at the swearing-in ceremony of two new Members of Parliament; Hamidou Omar and Athanasie Gahondogo, as well as the Deputy Ombudsman, Bernadette Kanzayire.

PARLIAMENT - President Paul Kagame has said that he is ready to do whatever it takes to protect the nation from ill-intentioned people.

The President made the remarks yesterday while officiating at the swearing-in ceremony of two new Members of Parliament; Hamidou Omar and Athanasie Gahondogo, as well as the Deputy Ombudsman, Bernadette Kanzayire.

Kagame assured the country of full protection and security, and that he will not tolerate anything that causes insecurity, adding that the recent incidents were minor.

He thanked both Chambers of Parliament for their tremendous achievements saying that much had been achieved, especially in passing urgent bills.


The President promised the newly sworn-in officials full government support as they execute their new assignments.

He reminded them of the importance of the oath they had just taken and emphasized the importance of accountability on the part of leaders, right from the President, to the lowest levels of administration.

Kagame reminded the leaders that their main obligation was to work together for the sake of the nation. He stressed that most of the problems Rwanda had faced in the past, were a result of leadership that did not account to the people.

The President dismissed arguments that the Genocide in Rwanda occurred because too much power was delegated to leaders, adding that those harbouring such views were deceiving themselves

He pointed out that power is not the problem, but how and where the leaders exercise those powers.

Commenting on the forthcoming presidential election, President Kagame said that Rwandans have the right to make their choice of leaders who will steer the country in the right direction.

He said that what the country went through and where it is now, shows that Rwandans have matured in their understanding of the politics.

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