Kigali, 3 October 2011

President Kagame and Mrs Kagame today paid their last respects to the late Christine Nyatanyi, Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs in the Ministry of Local Government, , who passed away last week in Belgium, after long illness.

Speaking at Parliament where the late minister’s body lay in state, President Kagame said the entire nation was united in grief with the family of Hon. Nyatanyi, who he described as a dedicated leader who had served the nation with diligence and dedication.“Minister Nyatanyi will be remembered by everyone for her service to the nation. She was fully aware that whatever she was doing was for her country and on her own behalf”.

Hon. Nyatanyi’s body was laid to rest at the Rusororo Cemetery in Gasabo District.