The Commission, which will operate under the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), will act as the central authority in all child-related issues, including protection, promotion and development.
"If it is passed and later promulgated by the President, the commission will take over the duties that have been assigned to a department in the ministry," said MIGEPROF Director General, Alfred G Karekezi.
He noted that the creation of an independent commission for children's affairs, will increase the efficiency of how child-related cases are handled.
The duties of the body will include, developing a child adoption policy and evaluating and monitoring child protection.
The development comes as a result of a request by children made during the last National Children's Summit, an annual forum that brings together children to discuss and showcase their contribution towards national development.
Source: The New Times (Kigali, Rwanda)