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Letter to the Ministry of Local Gorvenment on New Plans

Hon Minister of Local Government,

We are pleased to inform you of our new strategy which will help us legally register the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda in peace and without holding a party Congress.

FRANK HABINEZA

B.P. 6334 Kigali, Tel : 078 85 630 39,

Email : fhabineza@rwandagreendemocrats.org

7th May 2010

The Hon. Minister of Local Government (MINALOC) Kigali, Rwanda

Dear Sir, RE : Informing you of our new strategy for Registering the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda

We are pleased to inform you of our new strategy which will help us legally register the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda in peace and without holding a party Congress.

Hon. Minister, as you are aware, we wrote to you on 19th Feb 2010, requesting your intervention in our situation between the District of Gasabo and the Police Headquarters as regards the assurance that we could have a peaceful meeting.

Considering that we met with MINALOC officials on 24th March 2010 and considering that due to several emergences on the MINALOC’s side, three other appointments were cancelled, we were unable to meet again to find a common solution to hold a peaceful congress

We have examined the Organic Law, No.16/2003 of 27/06/2003, governing political organizations and politicians, and Organic Law No. 19/2007 of 04/05/2007, which modifies and completes Law No.16/2003 of 27/06/2003 and found out that, actually in order for a party to get registered, it does not need to have a party congress, but rather to have its founding documents notified/certified by a public Notary.

We are therefore planning to bring very few people as required by the law and at separate occasions, to the Notary, and thus be able to avoid big crowds and be sure that we don’t get any intruders who may become a security threat.

The Law normally requires at least 5 people from each district. We plan to bring people province by province and this would at least require 5 working days, since we have 4 provinces and the City of Kigali to complete the process successfully and peacefully.

Once the activity of signing the party documents is complete, we shall then submit officially our dossier to MINALOC, this way, we hope we shall have a peaceful process and it would be a win-win situation.

We have also been able to re-organise the party Leadership after some of our members defected and we have no problem internally, we are attaching on this Letter two recent press-releases, one is our official response on the defectors and the second one is about our new executive committee and new party strategies.

Thank you very much for all your support, we are looking forward to a good collaboration with your ministry.

Yours Faithfully,

Frank HABINEZA Founding President, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda