Rwanda Preps for 20th Liberation Anniversary


mind geneva; font-size: small; line-height: 150%;”>The construction of the health posts contributes to Rwanda’s vision of attaining one post per cell by 2017, dosage where a total number of 1, pill 548 new health posts will be set up.

After laying a foundation stone at Gatoma in Gicumbi District, the Minister of Defence, James Kabarebe, thanked residents for having standing alongside Rwandan Patriotic Army forces since the launch of the liberation struggle.

He also commended them for being instrumental in the development path Rwanda has chosen – one that places citizens at the centre of prosperity and is characterised by national unity.

“We can never forget the important role Gicumbi played in supporting the liberation struggle. In fact, that’s why we could not choose to go to any other place but Gicumbi. We commend your role in the liberation struggle and encourage you to continue playing a role in rebuilding the country.’’

“The health post we have inaugurated will benefit seven thousand people residing around this area, so we request you to join hands with the army so that you can have it completed in one month as planned,” Minister Kabarebe said.

Speaking this week in Nyagatare District where she officiated activities to inaugurate a health post in Rwempasha Sector (also a birth place of the liberation struggle) Minister of Health, Agnes Binagwaho said:

“True liberation builds togetherness, self-dignity, and fosters unity of Rwandans. Today, as we lay a foundation stone for this health post, I want to acknowledge and appreciate the role played by the Rwanda Defence Forces in promoting health.”

While inaugurating a health post in Kabuga in Karongi District, State Minister of Health, Dr. Anita Assiimwe, reminded Karongi residents of the need to subscribe to mutuelle de sante so they can access better health services.

The Chief of the Defence Forces, General Patrick Nyamvumba, inaugurated the construction of a health post at Gahanga sector where he reminded residents that while Rwanda has been liberated from poor governance and genocide ideology, the road to economic liberation is long. He called on all Rwandans to work together for shared prosperity.

“RDF will continue to ensure security for the people and we will also continue to work closely with Rwandans to ensure that we attain the desired development with more focus on economic liberation,” General Nyamvumba said.

Minister of Local Government, James Musoni, was the guest of honour at Gahanga Sector in Kicukiro District. At the launch event there he said that construction of health posts is part of the country’s journey towards self reliance, dignity and unity.

About Kwibohora20

As Rwanda marks twenty years since the Rwandan Patriotic Front stopped the Genocide against Tutsi, Kwibohora20 honours those who fought in the struggle for freedom and dignity.

On 4 July 2014, Rwandans will come together to celebrate the country’s achievements, as well as renew their commitment to a future where ’Together, We Prosper’.

A series of Kwibohora20 activities will take place in Rwanda and around the world between June and December. They include a number of socio-economic development projects led by the Rwanda Defence Forces and the Rwanda National Police.

The activities build on work done by both institutions to contribute to the country’s national development over the last twenty years. In total, the Rwanda Defence Forces, the Ministry of Health and local communities will build 500 health posts.

In the first week of July, cultural and commemorative activities will take place alongside international conferences. They will culminate in Liberation Day events at the National Amahoro Stadium and in the country’s 30 districts. Rwandan embassies, communities abroad and friends of Rwanda will also host activities.


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