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Requesting to Sign Founding Documents in Public Notary’s Office

Hon. Minister of Justice,

We humbly request you to allow us sign the founding documents for the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda in the MINIJUST Public Notary’s office.

FRANK HABINEZA

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

Email : fhabineza@rwandagreendemocrats.org

7th May, 2010

The Hon. Minister of Justice (MINIJUST) Kigali, Rwanda

Dear Sir, RE : Requesting to Sign Founding Party Documents in Public Notary’s Office.

We humbly request you to allow us sign the founding documents for the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda in the MINIJUST Public Notary’s office.

Hon. Minister, as you may be aware, our party founding Congress of 30th October 2009, which the MINJUST’s public Notary had come to witness, was cancelled due to security reasons. Ever since then, we have been trying to hold another party congress in Gasabo District, but we were unsuccessful to get the permission to do so, since the District was not sure that we shall have a peaceful meeting. 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. It’s in light of this legal provision, that we are appealing to you to allow us come and sign the party founding documents in the MINIJUST’s public Notary’s office.

We plan to bring very few people as required by the law and at separate occasions, in order 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. If allowed, we could come province by province, and this would at least require 5 working days, since we have 4 provinces and the City of Kigali.

We would be happy to present our signatures in the presence of the Public Notary from 17th -21st May. We understand the public Notary has a lot of other duties, but we believe that since we shall be bringing very small numbers from the provinces, this activity may not take more than two hours a day. We are also privileged to note that it’s the same Public Notary who had also done the proof-reading and corrections of the Party Constitution, so we believe that this activity will go on very smoothly and peacefully.

We are looking forward to getting your kind consideration.

Yours Faithfully

Frank HABINEZA

Founding President,

Democratic Green Party of Rwanda