The RPF Chairman, President Paul Kagame on Thursday interacted with young men and women preparing to join Rwanda Defence Force, tipping them that the training they get is important to prepare them for the challenges ahead.
The Chairman, who is also the Commander in Chief of Armed Forces, met over 1,000 Officer Cadets at Rwanda Military Academy, Gako, in Bugesera District, to be ready mentally and physically to defend national interests at the highest level.
“We must build our capacity to defend our interests, our development, our people… do the best you can do. Do everything to the best level that you can, with precision and the way it should be done,” said the Chairman.
It was the first time the Chairman is visiting Cadet Officers in the school before their commissioning.
The Officer Cadets who interacted with the President are in different intakes and faculties; Social and Military Sciences, Engineering, General Medicine, Mathematics, Biology, Chemistry, Physics as well as the one-year Officer Basic Training intake.
During the meeting, the Chairman was accompanied the Minister of Defence, Major Gen Albert Murasira, Chief of Defence Staff, Gen Jean Bosco Kazura, Security Advisor to the President, Gen James Kabarebe, Service Chiefs and the RMA Gako Commandant, Maj Gen Innocent Kabandana.