Rwemalika elected Rwanda Olympic Committee’s 1st Vice President
The FERWAFA Executive Committee Member in charge of Women Football, Madam Rwemalika Felicite was today elected as the first Vice President of Rwanda National Olympic and Sport Committee (CNOSR).In the elective Extra Ordinary General Assembly held at Lemigo Hotel on Saturday, Rwemalika polled 43 out of the 45 casted votes to edge Ingabire Claire Deborah for the position of the First Vice President of the country’s Olympic body for the term 2017-2020.
Rwemalika who was recognised for her efforts in promoting women’s football in Rwanda with the prestigious IOC Women and Sport Award for Africa last year, brings on the table 17 years of recognized experience in the sports movement both in Rwanda and internally.
I m overwhelmed and exited.
She has a vast array of practical expertise in running and implementing programs that will move the Rwanda National Olympic Committee forward.
“I am also bringing on board expanded regional and international networks that will be exploited for the benefit of our Olympic body and besides that instill best practices that have worked for various committees in other countries, added Rwemalika.
Rwemalika founded the Organisation of Kigali Women in Sports, and since 2001 she has travelled across the country to use football as a powerful instrument to empower girls and reconcile a healing generation.
Rwemalika was voted into office alongside new President Amb. Munyabagisha Valens who was stood unopposed to replace Bayigamba Robert while Bizimana Festus was voted as the 2nd Vice President, replacing Manirarora Elie.
Others on the committee include Bizimana Dominique as the Secretary General, Ingabire Alice as the Treasurer while Umwari Josette was voted the Internal Auditor, and the pair of E’gairma Hermine and Nzabanterura Eugene will serve as advisers.