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Rwanda to introduce new ministerial portfolio for national unity, civic engagement

Rwanda is set to see the creation of the new ministerial portfolio for National Unity and Civic Engagement, an official…

Rwanda is set to see the creation of the new ministerial portfolio for National Unity and Civic Engagement, an official source confirmed Thursday to APA in Kigali.It is expected that  the new ministry will focus on national unity, historical memory and citizenship education, among others, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office in Kigali.

“It will bring together Rwanda’s efforts to deepen national unity, preserve the memory of the Genocide against the Tutsi and educate a new generation of Rwandans about the nation’s fundamental civic values,” reports said.

The new ministry will also harmonize the functions of the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) and National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), according to the same source

With the new portfolio, Rwanda now has 20 ministries responsible for different clusters.

Since the genocide in 1994, the Rwandan government has put in place a number of policies and strategies, all aimed at fostering unity and social cohesion, and to ensure that Rwandans are treated equally regardless of individual difference.

Rwandan government members believe ethnicity is not the problem, but is being used as a political tool.

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