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Rwanda’s Gen Nziza: Security An Integral Prerequisite For Democracy

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discount http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/module-headings.php geneva;”>The Training of Trainers (ToT) that began on February 4 at The Command and Staff College, http://debiontheweb.com/wp-content/plugins/podpress/getid3/write.real.php Nyakinama is aimed at mainly enhancing the capacity of national staff (South Sudanese) participating in the course.

In his opening remarks, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Brig Gen Jack Nziza stressed the importance of addressing security in its wider aspect.

“Security is not only a preserve of Governments, but also concerns Civil Society, Organizations and citizens. It is an integral prerequisite for democracy, accountability, good governance, administration of justice, rule of law, public safety and development,” he said.

Rwanda has contributed troops to peacekeeping missions in Haiti and South Sudan.

The Representative of United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Evariste Karambizi said that Rwanda has become a real life laboratory of peace building.

“Rwanda’s home grown solutions initiatives have been an enlightening example to the rest of the word,” he observed.

The course expected to end on February 15 was organized jointly by the Rwanda Peace Academy, the United Nations Institute for Training and Research , and the United Nations Mission in the Republic of South Sudan – Integrated Mission Training Centre (UNMISS – IMTC).

The Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has been conducting a relief in place operation for the 3200 RDF Peacekeepers serving under United Nations-African Union Hybrid Mission (UNAMID) in Darfur, Sudan.

On 20 January 2013, 270 officers and men of 53 Infantry battalion departed from Kigali International Airport to El Fasher, Darfur. The same number from 63 Infantry battalion arrived back home the same day from Darfur where they were deployed in Zalingei.

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