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Party Communique: Democratic Green Party of Rwanda Disowns and Disassociates itself from Rwanda Tribune Newspaper

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda would like to inform the public that it neither owns nor supports a new online Newspaper in the names of Rwanda Tribune.

It has come to our attention that Rwanda Tribune and its social media platforms have published some articles attacking other politicians. We hereby disassociate ourselves from those publications. Whomsoever that contributed to those articles did so on their own capacity and not in the names of the party.


Democratic Green Party's new National Executive Committee Members Approved by the Political Bureau, 20th July 2019

Democratic Green Party's new National Executive Committee Members Approved by the Political Bureau, 20th July 2019

During its ordinary seating on 20th July 2019, the Political Bureau elected new Party Commissioners and therefore, confirmed the new National Executive Committee. It’s imperative to note that in addition to the Commissioners the National Executive Committee is also made up of 9 members from the Central Executive Committee who were elected by the Party Congress last year.

Below is the full list of NEC Members.


Reasons why the Amended Electoral Law was not Voted for by Green Party Reps in Parliament

Parliament Chamber of Deputies has revisited the organic law governing elections to allow the bill to make sense to the current situation four years after the latest review.The law of 2003 revised in 2015, was tabled for approval on July 22. However, it came with the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda raising debate on major changes that will come with the new bill.

The new bill retained that the initiative to call a referendum lies within the ambit of the President of the Republic and a Presidential Order determines the election day of referendum and its purpose.


Bimwe mubyo Abadepite bahagarariye Green Party batatoye mu mushinga w'Itegeko rigenga Amatora mu Rwanda

N’ubwo Umutwe w’Abadepite w’Inteko Ishinga amategeko ku wa 22 Nyakanga 2019 wemeje Umushinga w’Itegeko rigenga amatora, abadepite bamwe bo muri Green Party banze kuwemeza.

Bamwe mu badepite bo mu Ishyaka ’Democratic Green Party’  basanga Perezida wa Repubulika atari we wenyine ufite ububasha bwo gukoresha Referandumu. Ingingo y’106 y’uyu mushinga w’Itegeko ivuga ko Perezida wa Repubulika ari we ufite ububasha bwo gukoresha Referandumu.


Opinion: GRANTING Green Party And PS-Imberakuri Gov’t Positions Would Advance Constitutional Rule

On July 20 last week, I was invited to engage members of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda on the delicate but important subject of electoral reform, the political and electoral systems, and how to strengthen democratic institutions in the country.

Interestingly, during the question and answer session, the recurrent question asked and commented on by members is “why the Green party hasn’t yet been ‘given’ cabinet and other positions in government yet it’s a constitutional requirement”.


Green Party Seeks Political and Electoral Reforms

On Saturday, 20th July 2019, the Democratic Green Party's political bureau (second highest organ) was in Kigali for a forum on electoral reforms. In exclusive interview, Dr Habineza revealed to The Chronicles’ Protais Mbarushimana his latest project: engaging directly with President Paul Kagame as Head of State and Chairman of the dominant ruling Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF) party.

Below are excepts:

The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda Executive Committee is convened here, why?


Ishyaka DGPR rirasaba impinduka mu mategeko n’amabwiriza bigenga amatora

Mu nama y’abahagarariye Ishyaka Riharanira Demokarasi no Kurengera Ibidukikije mu Rwanda (Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, DGPR) ku nzego zitandukanye (abagize Biro Politiki), abayitabiriye bahurije ku bikwiye kunozwa kugirango ibiva mu matora mu Rwanda birusheho kwizerwa.

Abarwanashyaka ba DGPR basaba ko mu mategeko agenga amatora y’inzego z’ibanze hari ibikwiye gusubirwamo bigasobanuka niba abantu biyamamaza ku giti cyabo cyangwa bahagarariye amashyaka.


Ishyaka Green Party rinyotewe no kugira Minisitiri muri Guverinoma yu Rwanda

Umuyobozi mukuru w’Ishyaka Riharanira Demokarasi no kurengera Ibidukikije mu Rwanda ( The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda), ryemewe mu gihugu ariko rikaba ritavuga rumwe na Leta y’u Rwanda kuri gahunda zimwe na zimwe, Dr Habineza Frank avuga ko hamwe n’abarwanashyaka be bafite inyota yo kwinjira muri Guverinoma bakagiramo ababahagarariye .


Why Rwanda Opposition MPs Voted Against Ratification of the Vienna Convention Nuclear Bill ?

This week, Parliament voted for the ratification of the Vienna Convention on Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage, a 1963 treaty that governs issues of liability in cases of nuclear accident.

Opposition Members of Parliament from the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda voted against the ratification because, it had been made clear that the ratification of this treaty will pave way for the establishment of a Nuclear Power Plant, since Rwanda signed a Nuclear deal with Russia on 6th December 2018.


Bill For Nuclear Treaty Meets Spirited Opposition In Parliament

Despite government assurances, opposition lawmakers in Parliament yesterday March 14 put up fierce resistance to plans for a nuclear treaty – some saying Rwanda is “too small” for  a nuclear plant.

Parliament was convening for the final session to vote on a nuclear energy bill brought by Infrastructure Minister Claver Gatete last year.

A parliamentary committee assigned to review the bill, recommended in the session yesterday – but with some reservations, that it was OK to put the bill to the House for a vote.