Africa-Press – Rwanda. President Paul Kagame on Thursday, August 31, met the recently elected National Executive Committee (NEC) of the ruling party, RPF-Inkotanyi, at the party headquarters in Rusororo, Gasabo District.
This was the first time Kagame, who also doubles as the party Chairman, was meeting the executive committee that was elected with him this year on April 2, during the sixteenth RPF-Inkotanyi Congress.
According to a post on the party’s X (formerly Twitter) handle, the meeting focused on key priorities of the country’s socio-economic transformation.
“This NEC meeting, which included RPF commissioners as well as various officials and members of the private sector, focused on key priorities for Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation,” reads the post.
NEC, which is composed of the Chairman, vice chairperson, Secretary General, and 25 commissioners, is among others charged with the implementation of the resolutions of other party organs such as the General Assembly, the Political Bureau, and the party Congress.
The 25 commissioners, who include 10 elected from the party’s youth structures, are deployed in 16 commissions whose activities they follow up on a daily basis.
During the April 2 elections, the party replaced long serving vice president, Christophe Bazivamo and Secretary General Francois Ngarambe. They had been at the party helm for over 20 years.
Bazivamo was replaced by Consolee Uwimana – the first woman to occupy the seat – while Ngarambe was replaced by Wellars Gasamagera.