PS Imberakuri should tread with caution

Editor,I am an ardent reader of your newspaper and I would like to commend you for the updates you deliver to us everyday through your paper.

Editor,
I am an ardent reader of your newspaper and I would like to commend you for the updates you deliver to us everyday through your paper.

I live in Amsterdam and the only way I can keep updated about my motherland is through combing The New Times website every morning.

I was recently drawn to the attention of PS Imberakuri, a new political party that has opened its office in Rwanda.

I was ecstastic to know that the Rwanda that most people thought would always be labelled for its unfortunate past was rising above the storm and truimphantly showing the world that we too can be achievers on all fronts including democracy.

One of the things that have however picked my attention by PS Imberakuri is their idea of politics.

While I was excited about their entrance into the political arena, I was taken aback by their approach to what they call “opposition”.

PS Imberakuri says it is an Opposition political party, and that is really okay with me. What my worry is, however, is that the leadership of this political party does not understand what Opposition politics are all about.

Inflammatory and abusive language do not describe opposition, what describes opposition is constructive criticism and objective politics.

I would like to request the Forum for Political Parties in Rwanda to be careful about the parties they oversee and continue to bring in experts who will take them through the dynamics of democracy, politics and freedom of expression.

Otherwise, kudos to the government for its democractic progress.

Nancy Kanyarukiga
Amsterdam

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