The President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, has tasked the Office of the Ombudsperson to step up efforts to educate the Rwandan people about their rights, the laws that protect them, understand and recognize them, and other institutions they can appeal to.
Kagame made the remarks on Wednesday, December 2, 2020, during the swearing-in ceremony of the new Ombudsperson, Nirere Madeleine, at Village Urugwiro.
President Kagame said he was pleased to receive the oath of the Ombudsperson, who agreed to lead the fight against corruption and injustice in Rwanda in collaboration with other Rwandans.
President Kagame has stated that this is not a new position for Mrs Nirere as she has been the head of the National Commission for Human Rights for some time.
President Kagame reminded that injustice and corruption are among the obstacles to human rights and slow down the development of the country.
“It simply came to our notice then. We want the work to be done properly. “
President Kagame called on these institutions to be more complementary to each other in the struggle, to work together, not to replace or contradict each other because their responsibility is to complement each other and not to contradict each other, and no one should interfere in the responsibilities of another.
The Head of State also reminded that the Office of the Ombudsperson should work closely with other agencies, especially the judiciary and local authorities.
“Where corruption is detected, where injustice is reported, … those in charge at the time are expected to address the issue as soon as possible,” he said.
The Cabinet meeting held at Village Urugwiro under the chairmanship of the President of the Republic of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, appointed Nirere Madeleine as Ombudsperson.