Disciplined army good for democracy

Editor, Yesterday, I read in your esteemed newspaper about the good work being done by our brave soldiers and police officers serving in the volatile region of Darfur in Sudan. Like Scott Gration, the US Special Envoy to Sudan, put it, Rwandan peacekeepers selfless and exemplary service has won international accolades.
Rtd. Gen. Scott Gration talks to a Rwandan peacekeeper in Sudan (Photo J.Karuhanga)
Rtd. Gen. Scott Gration talks to a Rwandan peacekeeper in Sudan (Photo J.Karuhanga)

Editor,

Yesterday, I read in your esteemed newspaper about the good work being done by our brave soldiers and police officers serving in the volatile region of Darfur in Sudan.

Like Scott Gration, the US Special Envoy to Sudan, put it, Rwandan peacekeepers selfless and exemplary service has won international accolades. The army has been on forefront to right what is wrong for the last sixteen years.

Indeed, Rwandans have learnt from their ugly past and cannot afford to look on while fellow Africans are being butchered. Africa belongs to all of us Africans and there is no reason why we should kill ourselves.

I wish all African states had intervened in time and stopped the genocide against Tutsi in 1994.

Although some of our soldiers have already lost their lives at the hands of anti-peace elements in Daurfur, this shouldn’t stop or frustrate our RDF because we believe their presence in Daurfur will save more lives.

In your paper, it was revealed that the reputation of the Rwandan forces and the people they represent is very good and I appeal to all African armies to emulate RDF.

Winnie Buteera
Nyagatare.

 

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