President Paul Kagame has suspended two Rwandan Provincial Governors on charges of lack of accountability.
Emmanuel Gasana of Northern Province and Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney of Southern Province, will remain out of office until investigations into their performances are completed. Their suspension has been in lieu with the commitment of the Government of Rwanda to weed out public servants who are judged to lack accountability. Earlier, an Executive Secretary to Emmanuel Gasana, Paul Jabo, was also suspended.
A statement from the Prime Minister Édouard Ngirente said, “The President has suspended from duty Mr. Gasana Emmanuel, Governor of Southern Province and Mr. Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney, Governor of Northern Province owing to matters of accountability under investigation.”
Five Ministers have already been sacked this year with President Paul Kagame vowing to dismiss more for “lying, carelessness and indiscipline”.
Following his suspension, Emmanuel Gasana tweeted, “I apologise for any disappointment to you, Excellency Paul Kagame, RPF and the people of Rwanda, and I look forward to the next chapter of my life continuing to serve my country to my best ability and always loyal to the You Excellency President and RPF.”
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