Kagame tips Rwandan army and Police for 2014
President Paul Kagame has called on the Rwanda armed forces and national Police to ready to maintain professionalism and commitment to service in the next year 2014.
Kagame made the remarks in his Christmas and New Year Message to the Rwanda Defence Forces and the Rwanda National Police, this December
“As we begin a New Year, I urge you all to maintain and improve the standards of professional conduct, discipline and patriotism you have demonstrated in 2013.
Above all, I ask you to uphold our most important attribute; the Rwandan Spirit” Kagame said in a statement.
Kagame also commended the forces for their collective contribution to delivering peace and safety Rwandans and foreign guests, securing homeland security and deterring hostile activities against the nation- an achievement that has been highly appreciated by all the beneficiaries.
Apart from serving well their core missions, Kagame also commended the forces for social economic development initiatives, such as ‘Army Week’ and Gender Based Violence programs that have contributed to the nation’s building and attaining the set development goals.
He noted that the forces should maintain the agenda so as to successfully pursue and withstand the new promises and challenges that stand ahead of Rwanda in the year 2014.
“I want you to preserve the core values that enabled us achieve success in 2013 and previous years; selflessness, honour, resilience and humility among others.” He stated.
The president also took time to commemorate the departed comrades who passed away while in the service of the nation both at home and in missions abroad in 2013. “Their sacrifices were not in vain; they will be remembered and emulated by new generations of patriots” he said.
Rwandan armed forces and Police have been highly recommended by the United Nations for their excellence in service, commitment to work and maintaining peace both locally and on the international scene in peacekeeping operations.