President Paul Kagame has ushered in a new team of judges for the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, and Commercial High Court judges.
The Judges took oath on Wednesday at a swearing in ceremony officiated by President Kagame at the Parliament.
During this ceremony, the President elaborated on the new functions of the courts.
He said that the Supreme Court will now focus on upholding the Constitution and ensuring the laws of our country are in line with the Constitution.
And for the newly created court of appeal, Kagame said it will ensure that justice is served in the shortest delays.
“This is what Rwandans want our justice system to be defined by. Because we know that justice delayed is justice denied,” he warned that the country’s justice system should not be subject to corruption and the rulings of judges should not be influenced and should always be impartial.
Giving an insight into dispensation of justice, Kagame reminded the judges that a fair justice system in Rwanda is what gives confidence to citizens and foreign investors to work knowing their rights will be respected and everyone will be held accountable by the law.