Monday, 12 November 2012


The Prime Minister, Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi presided over the closing ceremony of the Family Campaign 2012, calling upon Rwandans to increase efforts of dealing with family conflicts as a way of promoting development in the country.
The month long Family Campaign that has been running since 9th October 2012 under the theme ‘’ sustain families through the promotion of cultural values’’ was officially closed on 8th November 2012 at Kinoni Sector in Burera District
The Premier said that the country cannot develop if there are still cases of family conflicts manifested in the community every day.
The function was preceded by civil marriage ceremonies for about 80 couples who have been living in illegal union. Fruit trees have been planted in a bid to fight malnutrition. At least 15 families were given cows in the framework of Girinka Program. During the ceremonies children were given milk and fruit as a way to sensitize the population on healthy diet for children.
In his remarks, the Prime Minister urged Rwandans to adhere to family performance contract “Umuhigo w’Umuryango” that includes health insurance, healthy diet, saving and other government programs. He also called upon all walks of Rwandans to address family issues including killings, malnutrition, and substance abuse especially for children.
He also said that there are some achievements that have been made in family life promotion in the past years; however, there are some critical issues that need to be improved- especially poverty in families, poor feeding and hygiene, unmarried couples- which are commonly seen in the southern and eastern provinces of Rwanda.
The premier however, thanked Burera residents for their commitment to addressing family related issues and pledged the government support in the effort to improve their livelihood. Burera.
The ceremonies to conclude the campaign were attended by Government dignitaries including the Acting Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Protais Musoni, the Governor of Northern Province Aimee Bosenibamwe, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion, Julienne Munyaneza, Members of Parliament, representatives of Army and Police and residents of Kinoni Sector


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