New CVR president promises to abide by law

During the handover of responsibilities from the old to the new team of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission-CVR, the new president of the commission has promised to go by the book.

Former and new presidents of CVR during the handover ceremonies

Former and new presidents of CVR during the handover ceremonies

Pierre Claver Ndayicariye, new president of CVR, has said the newly appointed commission will work according to the law. “My team and I will work according to the law governing the commission and will communicate on the ongoing work,” he says.

He requires everybody’s responsibility. He says good results will be achieved thanks to the smooth collaboration with each and everybody. “This is not a job, it is a mission. Fortunately, there are former members of the commission that are also members of the new team. We will collaborate for the country’s interests,” he says.

Mr. Ndayicariye invites the population to cooperate for the smooth running of their activities. “We want everybody to understand that it is their responsibility. From people living in rural areas to those living outside the country who have the truth that is worth revealing, the commission is willing and ready to cooperate with them,” says Mr. Ndayicariye.

Jean Louis Nahimana, outgoing president of the commission, says the CVR mission is not an easy task and appeals to the new president to work hard. “It is a great privilege to be the chairman of the commission but beyond prestige, it is a heavy responsibility”.

Mr. Nahimana says his team collected different files from 1965 civil war until 2008 and left an unfinished work to be concluded by the new team. “During those four years, CVR examined the files of 1965, 1969, 1972, 1988, 1991, and from 1993 to 2008 crises. All these files are left unfinished”.

The 13 commissioners were appointed by the President of the Republic by the decree No. 100/175 of 27 November 2018. Commissioners were sworn in on 03 December 2018.