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Newly appointed RDF Chief of Defence Staff and Reserve Force Chief of Staff assume office

 Kigali, 5 November 2019


In a move to implement changes and deployments made yesterday 04 November 2019 by the President of Rwanda and Commander in Chief of RDF, the newly appointed RDF Chief of Defence Staff (CDS), Gen Jean Bosco Kazura was this afternoon handed over office by his predecessor, Gen Patrick Nyamvumba, During the same function, the Reserve Force Chief of Staff, Gen F Ibingira was handed over office by Lt Gen J Musemakweli.  

In his farewell address, Gen P Nyamvumba thanked the appointing authority for having given him the opportunity to lead one of the best institutions in Rwanda. “Together we have registered many achievements but a lot more needs to be done to get the Force to the intended level. I trust you will be able to achieve your mission as you have here a dedicated and strong team to work with. I wish you, your staff and the entire RDF all the best”.

The newly appointed CDS Gen Jean Bosco Kazura in his takeover speech thanked HE the President of Rwanda for having entrusted in him to lead RDF, a strong institution at home and even beyond. He also thanked the outgoing CDS for an exemplary leadership that led RDF to where it is today. “We will emulate you aiming at even doing better. I am coming with humility and assure you to accommodate everybody’s contribution towards building RDF and our country in general.” he added.

The current handover/ takeover office follows the changes and new deployments effected yesterday 04 Nov 19 by H.E. the President of the Republic of Rwanda and Commander in Chief of the RDF.