PHOTOS: Mayor Mukaruliza voted Kigali City RPF chairperson

After being elected as the new Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) chairperson for the City of Kigali, Monique Mukaruliza, who is also the mayor of Kigali has said that her first priority will be building strong Party structures from sector level.
RPF Kigali outgoing chairperson Fidele Ndayisaba hands over to new chairperson Monique Mukaluriza during the general assembly yesterday in Kigali. / Faustin Niyigena
RPF Kigali outgoing chairperson Fidele Ndayisaba hands over to new chairperson Monique Mukaluriza during the general assembly yesterday in Kigali. / Faustin Niyigena

After being elected as the new Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) chairperson for the City of Kigali, Monique Mukaruliza, who is also the mayor of Kigali has said that her first priority will be building strong Party structures from sector level.

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Polling assistants counting the votes. / Faustin Niyiigena
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Monique Mukaluriza delivers her first speech as the chairperson of FPR Inkotanyi in the City of Kigali yesterday at CBE. / Faustin Niyigena

Mukaruliza got 381 votes to emerge the winner during the RPF General Assembly for the city of Kigali held at the University of Rwanda's College of Business and Economics, yesterday. The other contender Alexis Kanyankole only managed 26 votes. Mukaruliza replaces Fidèle Ndayisaba, who is the executive secretary of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC).

 
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“My number one priority is building a strong family that starts from the grass roots level of the villages. We want to have a strong party, one that works to take forward the country as the chairman Paul Kagame always emphasizes,” she said adding that she will support the national development programmes as well as giving value to all Rwandans. 

 
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She said the new responsibility will compliment what she does as the city mayor, and is confident of doing both efficiently with the help of other party members.

 
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FPR Kigali general assembly took place at CBE - College of Business and Economics. / Faustin Niyigena

“I am not afraid of responsibility because we work as a team. I am confident of the team’s efforts. If you see the work that I am responsible for in the city of Kigali and compare it with my new responsibility as Kigali City RPF chairperson, you find that they are similar,” she said.

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FPR national level commissioner Wellars Gasamagera speaks during the assembly general of Kigali yesterday. / Faustin Niyigena

The outgoing chairperson, Fidèle Ndayisaba told journalists that his successor should build on what was in place before so that the party is more established in the city.

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Members cast their votes. / Faustin Niyigena

“It is clear the city is developing and many problems may come up needing solutions and it will need her to be innovative. She should work together with fellow members to get timely solutions so that our city remains at the front of cities that are developing,” he said.

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Polling assistants carry the votes for counting. / Faustin Niyigena

He added that almost all the promises made by RPF this year have been achieved citing the example of new developments in the city that have led to improved livelihoods of people in Kigali. Among others, he highlighted the new road constructions, security and a clean city.

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Incoming commissioner of social affairs, Dr Blaise Uhagaze, speaks yesterday. / Faustin Niyigena

“The main aim of RPF is to improve the livelihoods of the people because RPF is centred on the lives of Rwandans,” he said.

The other leaders who were elected are Blaise Uhahagaze for welfare and Justine Imananimwe for women affairs.

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