Kagame revealed this is the end of year message dedicated to thank Rwanda’s Defense and Security Forces for their courage and wish them well to the New Year 2021.
“I appreciate your commitment to fulfill your duty and uphold our country’s highest values. The people of our country are worth fighting for and, if need be, making the ultimate sacrifice for,” he said.
The President emphasized that the beginning of a new year is a time for reflection and evaluation noting that this past year has been demanding.
He however said that the forces approached faced challenges including the Covid-19 pandemic, with resilience, dedication, and excellence.
“Our nation is grateful for your service,” he said.
Kagame also sent a special word of appreciation to forces serving abroad in peacekeeping missions. He explained that it is not easy to be separated from family during the holiday period but thanked them for the sacrifices they make in defence of peace on the continent and beyond.
President Kagame concluded his message calling upon all forces to continue exhibiting the same discipline, confidence, and hard work for which Rwanda defence and security forces are known in the New Year.
“Protecting the well-being and security of Rwandans is your highest calling. You are among the best our country has to offer. Once again, I wish you and your families a very happy New Year 2021,” he said.