18 December 2012

Rwanda: RPF to Get Modern Headquarters in Two Years

The Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) doesn't get old with age, but gets more energetic and knowledgeable to make Rwanda and her citizens better, President Paul Kagame has said. The president made the remarks yesterday while laying the foundation stone for RPF-Inkotanyi headquarters in Rusororo Sector of Gasabo District, Kigali City.

According to the President, the RPF headquarters, to be built in the historic area of Gasabo where Rwanda was founded, will serve not only RPF members, but also all Rwandans to attain all they want to get.

"These facilities will be the basis to achieve all you want to get," he said.

The site was unveiled as the RPF is set to celebrate its 25th anniversary.

The last 25 years, the President noted, have been very fruitful in terms of its achievements. According to the president, Rwandans should take the opportunities offered to them in order to further their development.

"This should be strengthening us to become self-reliant. No one else will build our country for us," he told Gasabo residents, adding that he wouldn't even accept if anyone pledges to do so because it would not be for free.

He observed that Rwandans have enough capacity, knowledge and will to achieve even much more in the future.

The RPF headquarters, to be constructed on 11.1 ha piece of land, will mainly comprise the chairman's office, conference hall, RPF secretariat staff and a political school.

The conference hall will have capacity to accommodate 1,500 people. The building will also have a parking with capacity to host 750 cars and a restaurant to receive 100 people among others components.

Construction activities for the Frw 6.5 billion structure commence this December and it is estimated to be completed within two years.

It is planned that the political school will be developed in the second phase of the project.

The launch of the proposed RPF headquarters makes part of a series of activities undertaken to mark the celebrations of RPF-Inkotanyi silver jubilee set to take place on Thursday, December 20 at National Stadium Amahoro - Remera.

In this context, President Kagame on Monday laid the foundation stone on the headquarters of the National Liberation Museum in Mulindi of Gicumbi district where RPF used to have headquarters during the liberation struggle between 1990 and 1994.

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