The National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations (NFPO) has elected new leadership.
At the Forum’s meeting in Kigali, yesterday, Alphonse Kayiranga Mukama from Partie Socialiste Rwandaise (PSR) was elected the new spokesperson replacing François Byabarumwanzi, while Thacienne Uwimana of PSP was elected the vice spokesperson.
The Forum also elected Oswald Burasanzwe of the Liberal Party as the secretary-general, replacing Anicet Kayigema.
Kayiranga, who is the Secretary General of PSR, garnered 42 out of 44 votes cast.
He pledged to work for the progress of the forum and political organisations, building on the achievements of his predecessor.
“I plan to work with all political organisations in implementation of the current action plans. Specifically, we will continue to foster political dialogue, national unity, and capacity building for political organisations,” said Kayiranga.
Burasanzwe, whose party joined the Forum recently, swept 41 of 44 votes to win the position of secretary-general.
He commended the Forum for their confidence in him and promised to do his best to develop the Forum by “working diligently and with loyalty to the Forum.”
Outgoing Secretary-General Kayigema cited formulation of parties and leadership code of conduct among the forum’s achievements over the past three years of their mandate.
Meanwhile, the meeting also endorsed the Forum’s new financial and administrative procedural manual book which will be used in implementation of financial and administrative related laws.
The Forum asked all political organisations to plan for the forthcoming commemoration of the 1994 Genocide agaisnt the Tutsi due next month.
The Forum is a platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas among political organisations on the country’s problems and national policies.
It is also a permanent framework for capacity building for member political organisations in the field of political organisation and activities, which they use also as a framework for conflict mediation and for the promotion of the code of conduct which should characterise the political leadership in Rwanda.
It brings together 10 political parties.