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Two Rwandans among new military officers commissioned in Tanzania

By IGIHE
On 28 November 2022 at 08:53

Tanzanian President, Samia Suluhu Hassan, on Saturday 26th November 2022, commissioned 740 cadet officers including two Rwandans who completed military training at Tanzania Military Academy (TMA) to the rank of Second Lieutenant.

The ceremony took place at the academy located in Mundoli, Arusha City in northern Tanzania.

The Spokesperson of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), Brig Gen Ronald Rwivanga has confirmed to IGIHE that two Rwandans were among gradiuates from TMA.

Suluhu was presiding over similar ceremony for the third time after succeeding John Pombe Magufuli in March 2021.

Commissioned officers include 89 women and 651 men. Among those commissioned were 16 military officers from neighboring countries, including Kenya, Uganda, Burundi, Rwanda, and Eswatini.

Rwanda and Tanzania enjoy defence cooperation agreement signed in 2021.

Last year, the former Chief of Defence Forces of Tanzania People’s Defence Forces (TPDF), General Venance Mabeyo came to Rwanda for an official visit aimed at strengthening cooperation between TPDF and RDF from 23rd to 26th August.

At the time, the TPDF Chief of Defence Forces and his delegation paid respect to the victims of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi at Kigali Genocide Memorial, visited the Campaign Against Genocide Museum and RDF Command and Staff College in Nyakinama.

The pass out ceremony took place at TMA in Arusha.
The ceremony was presided over by Tanzanian President, Suluhu.

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