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President Kagame commissions 478 Cadets Officers

Written by: Our Reporter
Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, 17:29

Bugesera: President Paul Kagame as the Commander in Chief, today officiated the Commissioning of 478 Cadets Officers including 68 women at Rwanda Military Academy in Gako.


After commissioning the officers, whom he promoted to the rank of second lieutenant, the President urged the new officers to work with people to seek solutions to problems they face because they have skills to make a difference.


“RDF is not just about military protection. We have a role in transforming this nation, working with and for the people. The Rwanda Defence Force has a history in which we find the values that guide us in building our country.” Kagame said, “the profession you have chosen is an important responsibility we expect you to fulfill. The training you have received is about building this country and preserving what is built.”


The best officer cadet of this 6th intake of officers is Kayitare Alexandre who was awarded a medal, sword and a certificate of appreciation for his achievement. Other officers awarded are Rwibutso Jean de Dieu, the second best officer cadet and Nshimiyimana Gilbert the third best.


Among the officers commissioned today were several who received their training from foreign military academies in Kenya, Tanzania, Belgium, and the United States.


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