The ceremony to bid farewell to Rwigamba who succumbed to natural cause last week was also held on Sunday before the casket carrying his body was taken to Rusororo cemetery for burial.
It was attended by relatives, friends, parliamentarians, senators and other top government officials.
Senator John Bonds Bideri is among mourners who eulogized late Fidel Rwigamba.
He said that Rwigamba was characterized by dedication and had a strong sense of responsibility which helped him to discharge his duties diligently.
The Minister in the Office of the President, Judith Uwizeye represented President Kagame during the Lying-in-State ceremony and relayed his message.
“The President of the Republic and his family learnt about the sad news that Parliamentarian Fidel Rwigamba passed away. They are saddened by his demise and stand in solidarity with his children as well as the entire family during this time of great sorrow,” reads the message.
Uwizeye also said that President Kagame and his family wish children and the bereaved family to remain strong during this time of grief.
The Speaker of Parliament, Donatille Mukabalisa said that Rwigamba will be remembered for his good legacy of outstanding courage, teamwork as well as the values of humility and integrity.
“He leaves a huge gap but will be cherished for his good legacy. We will always remember him for his good deeds for the nation,” she said.
MP Fidel Rwigamba breathed the last at the age of 73 on 15th February 2023 after days of illness.
Rwigamba served as a parliamentarian since 2013. He was a clerk in the Chamber of Rwanda’s Senate from 2009 prior to the appointment.
He also held other positions as the State Minister in the Ministry of Public Service and Labour (MIFOTRA) in 2003 and Director in charge of coordination of governmental Actions in the Prime Minister’s Office in 2001.
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