Paul Kagame was sworn in as the new president of Rwanda and the country’s head of state in front of thousands of people and continental leaders on Friday, August 18th at Amahoro Stadium.
The ceremony was opened by prayers from religious leaders.
Clerics thanked God for the peace and security witnessed during the August 3 and 4 polls. And asked for more peace and prosperity in Rwanda as President Paul Kagame takes on the next seven years as president and father of the nation.
While welcoming the Heads of States and other special delegatiosn, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushyikiwabo said:
"Amahoro stadium named after the word peace- and Kagame has fodged that peace for Rwandans,"
"Through all, we have passed through, Rwanda is a blessed country,: Rwanda is a country that has come far away. I wish to welcome former Heads of States from different countries." She added
Heads of State, Top Government Officials and Friends of Rwanda who attended Kagame inauguration, among them, was former Botswana President Ketumile Masire, Obasanjo Nigeria, Pierre Buyoya of Burundi, Ivory Cost and special envoys from China.
The function was led by Cheif Justice Prof. Rugege, alongside his wife and first lady Jeannette. President Paul Kagame was sworn in to uphold the constitution, strengthen Rwanda’s unity and development.
"May God help me," Kagame said after taking the oath, before signing the oath and later received symbols of the statenamely; the Constitution, Court of Arms, National Flag and National Anthem.
Ballet National Urukerereza Rwanda also entertained the guests