Gako, 06 February 2019
President Paul Kagame and Commander-in-Chief of Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) today convened the RDF High Command Council at the Rwanda Military Academy – Gako.
In his address, the Commander-in-Chief urged the RDF top brass to maintain and even upscale the hard-earned security and contribution to the development of Rwanda.
“To all those with whom we share this noble job, we should work tirelessly and be upstanding as an example for all other institutions and all Rwandans to emulate. All this towards the development of the Rwanda we want.”
The RDF High Command Council is an annual leading decision-making council and a strategic guidance forum chaired by the Commander-in-Chief as defined by the law that established the RDF’s mission, organization and powers.
As provided by the law, the meeting was attended by the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Division, Brigade and Unit Commanders, Commandants of Military schools and Hospital, Joint General Staff and Heads of Departments from the RDF Headquarters and other junior officers and lower level commanders of RDF units.