Democratic Green Party of Rwanda committed to Non-violence
Democratic Green Party of Rwanda Declaration:
NON-VIOLENCE, A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION TO RWANDAN PROBLEMS
After different statements and allegations made against us in the media and elsewhere, the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda re-confirms its commitment to its principle of non-violence and would also like to state the following :
We declare our commitment to nonviolence and strive for a culture of peace and cooperation between individuals in the Rwandan community as the basis of national security and sustainable development.
We believe that national security should not rest only on military strength but also on cooperation, economic and social development, environmental safety, and respect for human rights.
Basing on this principle and after careful consideration of the Rwandan history, which has been marked with use of force and violence to solve national problems, since 1959 to 1994 genocide, which claimed over one million innocent lives.
We re-confirm our commitment on the principle on non-use of confrontational politics, since it only helps to make matters worse other than improve them.
We re-confirm our position to not work with people or groups, who may have intentions of taking back the country backwards. The good things the country has achieved have taken a lot of efforts and energy. This should be highly valued.
We shall continue to strive for consultative politics, diplomacy, cooperation and peaceful competition for political power. But based on mutual understanding, truth and avoidance of abusive language.
We commit ourselves to condemning any causes of war and conflicts by understanding and respecting the Rwandan culture, eradicating racism, promoting freedom and democracy, and eradication of poverty.
We strive for a national security system capable of the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts using peaceful means.
In the process to register the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, we were always pushed on the wall and ended up in reactionary politics ; this has coasted us a lot and never gave us chance to tell Rwandans our message of peace and hope.
We recognise the different achievements made by the RPF led Government for the last 16 years, especially in the areas of economic development, educational sector (where all Rwandans are accessing education on merit other than race), improvement in national security and many others.
We believe that there is still a big room for improvement in other areas like democracy and good governance. As an opposition party, we also have an important role to play in the sustainable development of Rwanda. We shall strive for a better Rwanda, where all Rwandans from different parts of the world, will feel free to come back home in a country of peace and justice.
Non-violence is indeed the sustainable solution to Rwandan problems ; we encourage all Rwandans to embrace it. It’s our guarantee for a better future and better Rwanda.
Issued at Kigali, 10th May 2010
Signed by The National Executive Committee :
Names and Position
1. Mr. Frank HABINEZA, President
2. Mr. Andre RWISEREKA KAGWA, First Vice President
3. Ms. Jeanine UWINEZA, Second Vice President
4. Ms. Didacienne KANGEYO, Secretary General
5. Mr. Jean Claude NTEZIMANA, Deputy Secretary General
6. Mr. Alexis MUGISHA, Treasurer General
7. Ms. Carine MAOMBI, Deputy Treasurer General
8. Ms. Diane MUYISENGE, Communication Secretary