The Famous Army Week which has touched hundreds of thousands of Rwandans across the country seeking free yet specialized medical operations, construction of houses and recent fight against army worms will be referred to as the ‘RDF Citizen Outreach Programme’.
According to a tweet by Rwanda Defence Force, the rebrand is aimed at “match[ing] the name with the mission and intended outcome.”
The RDF has also announced that the forthcoming RDF Citizen Outreach Programme will be officially unveiled in Rwamagana district on Saturday ahead of the 24th Liberation Day Celebration scheduled on 04 July 2018.
RDF Citizen Outreach Programme will run through 20 April to 30 July providing free medical services to an estimated 113,000 patients, construct 1,961 houses, 121 classrooms and 108 school pit latrines for the vulnerable in areas selected, improve health and sanitation while conducting agricultural activities on 4,511 Hectares of land.
“Historically, Army Week has developed in scope, duration and impact to the well-being of Rwandans. All these activities are aimed at supporting National Programs in addressing human security issues affecting the Rwandan population”, said Lieutenant Colonel Innocent Munyengango, RDF’s Defence and Military Spokesperson.