KIGALI - Retired Anglican Bishop, John Rucyahana, was yesterday sworn in as the new president of National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) replacing Jean Baptiste Habyarimana who is now the commission’s Executive Secretary.
During the ceremony, Rucyahana was also introduced to the commission’s staff. Speaking during the function, the Minister in the President’s Office, Solina Nyirahabimana, welcomed the new commission chief revealing that the clergyman was appointed due to his track record in peace, unity and reconciliation through Prison Fellowships.
“Bishop Rucyahana has played a significant role in redeveloping our country in matters of fostering peace, unity and reconciliation,” she said.
“It is a great privilege to have him serve the country as the president of NURC mainly because of his track record related to unity and reconciliation”.
Nyirahabimana commended the commission for the work done in promoting peace, unity and reconciliation, however, pointing out that there was still more to be achieved.
She promised the commission full government support in fostering peace, unity and reconciliation. Bishop Rucyahana thanked President Paul Kagame and the cabinet for entrusting him with the new role.
He called upon his new staff to always work together in order to achieve their set objectives. “My main objective in the new calling is to continue the process to its maturity” Rucyahana said.