11.07.2017 19:17 Age: 41 days

Senate recommends reinforcing public awareness of fundamental principles

Category: Senate

On Wednesday July 11, 2017 in a senatorial plenary sitting chaired by the President of the Senate of Rwanda, Right Honorable Bernard Makuza, the Committee on Political Affairs and Good Governance presented the report on the public awareness of fundamental principles where they recommended the reinforcement of these principles within different sectors of the Rwandan society.

This concern came after Senators carried out an outreach activity to sensitize the public to fundamental principles during which they collected different public perceptions of the fundamental principles stipulated in Article 10 of the Constitution.

While reporting to the Assembly, the Chairperson of the Committee, Honorable Jean Népomuscène Sindikubwabo said that community members they met during this activity showed their will and eagerness to understand them and he noted with satisfaction that the exercise hit its target, but however, raising the need to do more as to extend the campaign to as many categories of citizens as possible, be it in public or private institutions.

Senators recommend the reinforcement of the sensitization to the fundamental principles; through consultative meetings with various public and private institutions, research on the application of fundamental principles and introducing fundamental principles into teaching academic content.

Fundamental principles provided for by Article 10 of the Constitution are prevention and punishment of the crime of genocide; eradication of discrimination and divisionism; equitable power sharing; building a State governed by the rule of law; building a State committed to promoting social welfare and establishing appropriate mechanisms for equal opportunity to social justice; and a constant quest for solutions through dialogue and consensus.

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