Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) has for the eleventh time held a send-off ceremony to honour the service of Military personnel who reached retirement age and those whose service contracts came to an end.
In a solemn and dignified ceremony held at the Rwanda Defence Force headquarters, Kimihurura, the RDF leadership bid farewell to retiring generals and senior officers marking the end of their distinguished military careers.
General (Rtd) James Kabarebe who spoke on behalf of the retirees said that current posture of the RDF today provides hope to every retiring officer that everything will continue in the right direction.
He particularly thanked the Commander-in-Chief H.E President Paul Kagame for the visionary leadership that contributed to the liberation of the country and building the nation.
On behalf of the President of the Republic and Commander-in-Chief of RDF, the Minister of Defence, Hon Juvénal Marizamunda thanked the Generals and Senior Officers for their contribution to building Rwanda and for their contribution towards liberation struggle and their role in stopping the Genocide against the Tutsi.
He emphasised that those still in service will always need the mentorship and advice from the retirees to continue developing the nation.
The send-off ceremony, a tradition in the Rwanda Defence Force, was a heartfelt tribute to these remarkable leaders who had dedicated their lives to safeguarding the nation’s security.
The retirees were awarded certificates in recognition for their service rendered to Rwanda Defence Force.