Be the Change, Go Green
As we come to the close of the year, we take this moment to thank all our party members, supporters, the media fraternity, the Greens Family and the general public for the different support accorded to the party during 2014.
The Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, recorded key milestones during 2014:
DGPR’s application to join the National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations was accepted in April and in August, DGPR attended its first meeting where its Treasurer was elected to the position of Vice Spokesperson.
DGPR received different visitors, among them, the Vice President of Germany’s Parliament and several Members of Parliament from Germany.
The party leader conducted an official visit to Germany and signed the first phase of a future partnership with the Greens in Rhineland–Palatinate (Rheinland-Pfalz).
DGPR also actively supported the Swedish Greens during their national elections in September. The Swedish Green Party is now a coalition partner in the Swedish Government.
DGPR also actively participated in the activities of the African Greens Federation and Global Greens. DGPR’s President got elected for a second term to lead the African Greens Federation during its third congress in Madagascar.
DGPR successfully established party structures in six districts: Huye, Rubavu, Musanze, Bugesera, Kirehe and Muhanga. The party also trained its members in those districts.
Women Leaders trainings were also conducted on provincial level and the participants were selected from different districts. The trainings were conducted in Rwamagana, Karongi, Gicumbi and Nyanza.
DGPR established Provincial Women Greens Committees in those provinces.
The year 2014 also came with its challenges, DGPR’s National Organising Secretary, Jean Damascene MUNYESHYAKA went missing in June and till now all efforts to find his whereabouts have not yet yielded any positive results.
During 2014 DGPR finalised the registration process by getting its official status published in the official gazette of the state.
DGPR’s leader participated in the US Government’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), on democracy and mid-term elections, where many lessons for nation building were learnt and shared with many Rwandans.
Looking ahead to 2015, we shall continue the process of setting up party structures in several districts in the country and continue to uphold our principals and democratic values.
On behalf of DGPR, we wish to thank you all for supporting us and the democracy cause in Rwanda.
Please accept our best wishes to you and your families for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy New Year 2015.
President, Democratic Green Party of Rwanda