PARLIAMENTARIANS FROM RWANDA SENATE AT ULK/GISENYI CAMPUS
Yesterday, 15th May 2017, ULK/Gisenyi Staff members alongside UTB/Gisenyi staff members were honored to hear from three parliamentarians from Rwanda Senate; Hon. HARERIMANA Fatu (Vice President of the Senate and Head of the Delegation), Hon. KARIMBA Zephelin and Hon. MUSHINZIMANA Apollinaire. Their talk aimed at reminding participants of the fundamental principles of the constitution of the Republic of Rwanda.
Participants were reminded that the fundamental principles of the constitution of the Republic of Rwanda are six altogether, notably: 1° fighting the ideology of genocide and all its manifestations; 2° eradication of ethnic, regional and other divisions and promotion of national unity; 3° equitable sharing of power; 4° building a state governed by the rule of law, a pluralistic democratic government, equality of all Rwandans and between women and men reflected by ensuring that women are granted at least thirty per cent of posts in decision making organs; 5° building a State committed to promoting social welfare and establishing appropriate mechanisms for ensuring social justice; 6° the constant quest for solutions through dialogue and consensus.
As a matter of fact, these parliamentarians spoke in turns while elaborating on the above mentioned fundamental principles. In her clear-cut presentation, Hon. HARERIMANA Fatu requested lecturers in attendance to ascertain they remain aware of those principles, and most importantly take time to impart them to their students.
After a warm questions-and-answers session, DVC Academics thanked the presenters and called it a day. A note should be made that the three parliamentarians are yet to address ULK Students today, 16th April 2017.