RUBAVU - The Ombudsman, Tito Rutaremara, says Rwandans should be aware of their rights as well as respect others’ as a way of eliminating injustice.
He made the remarks during the launch of the anti- corruption week in Rubavu District.
“Rwanda strives for dignity and we can’t claim pride with injustice and corruption still in our society,” Rutaremara said.
The five-day campaign, will see staff of the office visit all the sectors in the district to receive complaints from residents.
The exercise that was launched in Rubavu will also take place in other districts.
Venancia Twagirayezu, the Minister in the President’s Office, commended the Ombudsman and his team for a good job in the fight against graft.
The Ombudsman’s office visits every district once a month to solve corruption-related issues and injustice cases.
Plans are underway for more frequent visits.
“The Ombudsman has done a great job in trying to ensure that all Rwandans receive justice and fight corruption and that’s why we have received international recognition,” Twagirayezu said.
She encouraged Rubavu leaders to be role models in implementing strategies put in place to fight the vice.
“During this week, corruption cases should be assessed carefully and solved and this exercise taken to the grassroots as well,” she added.
Stephen Nsengiyumva, a resident in Rubavu, welcomed the campaign, saying it was timely in stemming corruption and injustice that is rampant in the district.
“Residents are not that enthusiastic about their rights because they lack awareness, so the government should step up the sensitisation campaign,” he urged.