Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi, on Thursday, presided over an oath-taking ceremony of five prosecutors at the primary level at his office in Kimihurura.
Notably, all the five prosecutors who were sworn in are women; Marguerite Uwineza, Jacqueline Mukeshimana, Liliane Ingabire, Chantal Uwamahoro and Flora Mwizerwa.
Murekezi welcomed the increase of women in the prosecution, which he says now stands at 46 per cent in the country.
“This is the first time we have sworn in an all-women team. Just like in all other sectors in the country, the number of women prosecutors has been steadily growing and this is an indication of the development in our country,” he said.
Premier Murekezi congratulated and urged them to work hard to deliver.
“The work you assume today requires a high degree of attention to detail; you also have to be honest and professional. We count on you to ensure justice prevails; therefore, you must work hard with others to accomplish your duties,” he said.
Murekezi urged them to pay special attention to crimes related to national security, misappropriation of public funds, theft, genocide ideology and denial and emerging crimes like cyber-crimes among others.
He stressed that local leaders who abuse the responsibilities entrusted to them to enrich themselves instead of putting public interest first must be dealt with, because these, he said, impede national development.
The Premier gave an example of leaders who either embezzle or employ nepotism in the implementation of the government social protection programmes like Vision Umurenge Programme and Gir’Inka.
The new prosecutors pledged to work hard to deliver.
“We are ready to work with others and we hope to fulfill our duties well”, said Flora Mwizerwa, who spoke on their behalf.