The ceremony which took place on Wednesday 18th August 2021 at the headquarters of MINIJUST was presided over by the Head of the Access to Justice Department in the Ministry of Justice, Martine Urujeni.
She urged them to pursue integrity and work diligently to avoid validation of forged documents.
“Citizens highly need your services which are also aligned with national policy to decentralize services. […] That is why the Ministry of Justice wants you to remain vigilant as you notarize documents. It takes short time but incurred effects are overarching when the services are not delivered properly,” said Urujeni.
Sharif Yusuf Mugabo who serves as a defence lawyer said that the new title translates into the expansion of his services and promised to deliver on efficiency.
“It is our responsibility to deliver good services. […] We shall uphold professionalism to deliver on efficiency because it would be a shameful act to see a trained lawyer among people violating laws,” he noted.
Lawyer Marie Grace Kayirangwa also pledged to deliver notary services in accordance with legal provisions.
Rwanda has 1117 notaries across the country of whom 906 are public while 211 are private.