The bloc’s legislative arm – the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) on Wednesday congratulated the Pierre Damien Habumuremyi, following his appointment as the Prime Minister of Rwanda.
In the congratulatory message, EALA Speaker, Abdirahin Haithar Abdi, said the bloc’s Parliament assures Habumuremyi of its full support, observing that they are confident the new premier shall meet and deliver on the responsibilities of the new docket with great vision, impetus and vigour.
The EALA Speaker also saluted President Paul Kagame for bestowing full confidence in the leadership abilities of Habumuremyi, whom he had previously appointed Minister for Education.
“Rt. Hon Habumuremyi has credentials exhibiting years of accomplished service in various capacities in the government of Rwanda and the region.
EALA was also privileged to have benefited from his vast knowledge, parliamentary and oratory skills as a Member of the Second Assembly,” reads part of the EALA Speaker’s message.
“We are confident that such testimonials shall come in handy as the Prime Minister assumes his new responsibilities where he takes the mantle at a time when the Republic of Rwanda enjoys a positive profile and leverage within the EAC region and the globe.”
EALA also paid tribute to the immediate former Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza for his exemplary performance and service to Rwanda and the bloc and congratulated him on his appointment as Senator in the Rwandan Parliament.