Destabilizing Rwanda costly-Kagame

By Nicole Kamanzi M.
On 15 November 2019 at 10:55

President Paul Kagame has warned Rwandans hiding behind political ideologies, trying to disrupt the peace and security that has cost a lot of effort and bloodshed to attain, saying they will never succeed and will be placed to where they belong.

The president sounded the warning, Thursday, as he officiated the swearing in of new cabinet members and senior military officials at the parliament.

Kagame said that Rwandans have reached a time where they can take security for granted adding that it will continue to be the case.

“We are going to raise the cost on the part of anybody who wants to destabilize our security. The cost is going to be very high, whether it is the means we are going to put into that to make sure we have everything it takes to ensure security and stability of our country and our development. It is also the cost mainly that those people who want to destabilize our country are going to incur; it is going to be a very high cost on their part. I mean it and you know that I mean it,” Kagame said.

“We have all along taken security for granted, and rightly so. We will continue to take it for granted,” he said, noting that is why the new measures are going to be deployed.
The President demanded that everyone in the country “come clean” to reveal their side; whether you are genuinely in support of state of affairs in the country or have a hidden agenda.

“For those who are involved, you’ll have to come clean. You can’t be here benefiting from the peace and security that we have paid for in blood and then do things that cause us problems,” he warned.

“For those who want to disturb our security, wanting to take us back where we used to be, we will put them where they belong.”

Citing the country’s tragic history, the President stated that his government will not tolerate anyone who propagates politics of division and hate, and genocide ideology.

He warned people that have been released from prison and have been forgiven for their role in the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi but resort to undermining the prevailing stability.

Though Kagame did not mention names or entities, in recent weeks following attacks in southwestern and northwestern Rwanda, some suspects inside Rwanda have been arrested.

Victoire Ingabire Umuhoza, herself pardoned by Kagame after serving 8 years of a 15 year sentence, and last week launched a new political party, has also been interrogated by RIB over alleged links to the attack of on Musanze last month.

Turning to the outside of Rwanda, Kagame said he was not bothered by those “making noise” from outside or Rwanda’s neighbors.

Among those sworn in are senior officials, including cabinet ministers; Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya (Environment), Gen Patrick Nyamvumba (Internal Security), and Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju (Sports).

Also sworn in are Edouard Bamporiki who was appointed State Minister in the Ministry of Youth and Culture, as well as Ignatienne Nyirarukundo, the new Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs in the Ministry of Local Government.

Kagame, who is also the Commander-In-Chief of the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), also presided over the swearing-in of new top military officials.

They include Gen Jean-Bosco Kazura, RDF Chief of Defence Staff; Gen Fred Ibingira, Chief of Staff, Reserve Force; Lt. Gen Jack Musemakweli, Inspector General of RDF; and Maj Gen Innocent Kabandana, the deputy Reserve Force Chief of Staff.

The ceremony attracted government officials, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Rwanda, families of the newly appointed leaders, among others.

The president Kagame officiated the swearing in of new cabinet members and senior military officials at the parliament.
Kagame said that Rwandans have reached a time where they can take security for granted adding that it will continue to be the case.
The ceremony attracted government officials, members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Rwanda, families of the newly appointed leaders, among others
Maj Gen Innocent Kabandana is the deputy Reserve Force Chief of Staff.
Lt. Gen Jack Musemakweli in the new Inspector General of RDF
Gen Jean-Bosco Kazura is RDF Chief of Defence Staff
Ignatienne Nyirarukundo is the new Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs in the Ministry of Local Government
Edouard Bamporiki was appointed State Minister in the Ministry of Youth and Culture
Gen Patrick Nyamvumba is in charge of the Internal Security
Gen Fred Ibingira is the Chief of Staff, Reserve Force
Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju the new Minister of Sports
Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya swearing in to her new position
President Paul Kagame, the Commander in Chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF), poses with newly appointed top military leaders, Gen Jean-Bosco Kazura, RDF Chief of Defence Staff (2nd left); Gen Fred Ibingira, Chief of Staff, Reserve Force (2nd right); Lt. Gen Jack Musemakweli, Inspector General of RDF (right); and Maj Gen Innocent Kabandana, the deputy Reserve Force Chief of Staff (left)

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