The newly appointed Minister of Infrastructure Prof. Silas Lwakabambahas promised continued support to the National University of Rwanda (NUR) for which he has been the Rector.
He said this during the handover ceremony to Prof. Manasse Mbonye, the Vice Rector for Academic Affairs who is now the acting Rector.
The ceremony was presided over by the chairman of NUR Board of Directors, Dr. Théogène Rutagwenda who thanked Honourable Minister Silas Lwakabamba for his zeal at work during his term in the office as Rector.
“We are all proud of you. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all that you did here as Rector in terms of teaching, infrastructure and cooperation with many partners”.
In his speech, Mbonye pointed out that the appointment of Lwakabamba as Minister didn’t come accidentally rather it came as a fruit of his actions.
“Lwakabamba was very engaged in education, he was a hard worker, he was appointed because of his actions”, said Prof. Mbonye. He thanked Lwakabamba for his team work attitude.
Lwakabamba thanked all his former colleagues and told them that he was appointed as minister thanks to what they did together.
“I would like to thank all of you for your good job because I was appointed thanks to what we did together. I also thank students for their collaboration”
Minister Lwakabamba promised NUR community that he will always be part of NUR. “I will make myself available, I am still part of the system,” he insisted.
The outgoing Rector recommended NUR management staff to stick on team spirit principle and also encouraged them to make good relations with other institutions and follow up existing projects with NUR partners such as SIDA, KOICA and World Bank among others.