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Parliamentarians pass law dissolving four public institutions

By IGIHE
On 2 October 2021 at 07:41

Parliamentarians has passed the law dissolving four public institutions that were previously mandated to promote unity, reconciliation and preventing Genocide.

The four institutions phased out include; the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), National Itorero Commission (NIC) and the Fund for Support and Assistance to the Neediest Survivors of the Genocide against the Tutsi (FARG).

The law repealing these institutions has been enacted following the creation of the new Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement (MINUBUMWE).

Some members of parliament have expressed worries that duties previously carried out by the dissolved institutions might not be assumed effectively by the new ministry in charge.

They urged the new ministry to work hard to consolidate gains achieved in unity and reconciliation, preventing Genocide as well as improving the welfare of survivors of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

The Minister of National Unity and Civic Engagement, Dr. Jean-Damascène Bizimana assured parliamentarians that the new ministry will make all possible efforts to deliver on expectation and achieve envisaged goals in unity and reconciliation.

He explained that the ministry will have departments with duties that were previously carried out by phased out institutions.

Recently on Tuesday 21st September 2021, the cabinet meeting approved the draft laws repealing the four institutions.

At the time, the cabinet also approved the Prime Minister’s Draft Order which determines the mission, functions and organizational structure of MINUBUMWE.

All the functions that were performed by each of the institutions mentioned above will be under the responsibility of the new ministry, which will set policy and as well as implement programs.

The ministry will have the capacity to fully discharge all of its responsibilities in collaboration with the partners and beneficiaries of each of the former institutions whose responsibilities will be absorbed by MINUBUMWE.

The new ministry is built on four key pillars namely: National Unity and Citizenship Education; Research and Policy Development; Memory and Genocide Prevention; and Community Resilience.

CNLG is among phased out institutions.

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