Kagame: I Fired EAC Minister Due To Incompetence


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website like this geneva;”>The President, who is well known for speaking his mind and holding to account civil servants in public, on Friday, revealed that he replaced Mukaluriza with Jacqueline Muhongayire because the former fell short of properly organizing the recent EAC delegates’ conference in Kigali.

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“Why can’t you communicate, where’s your coordination. We can’t reach any goals without working efficiently. This is the reason why I decided to change the Minister of East African Community,” said Kagame.

The President was presiding over the swearing-in ceremony of the new Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba who replaced Gen Charles Kayonga and the new Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Operations, Dan Munyuza.

Muhongayire was also sworn-in today.

A visibly angry Kagame said he personally requested Foreign Affairs Minister Louise Mushikiwabo to apologize to East Africa Community (EAC) delegates because of how the meeting was poorly organized.

Kagame said he made the scandal public to “stop any further speculation” in the public domain.

“It looks like some of you have forgotten their responsibilities. I hope that this is the right time for the leaders who sworn-in today to make sure they meet their goals,” warned Kagame.

“I’m reminding you that we have to collaboratively work together for the development of the country. Rwanda cannot be changed by words alone, we need action and we need to work together efficiently.”

He further elaborated that for Rwanda to achieve her goals, it requires a change of mindset, an understanding of challenges and solutions, productivity and efficiency.

“Rwandans must be ready for the struggle that is required to reach our own goals. Staying where we are today requires no effort but achieving our goals will require hard work and constant fight,” the President encouraged his countrymen.

Kagame said he would not accept leaders who continue to neglect their duties.

“Where our country stands today and where we hope to reach does not allow any of us to work at same pace as those more advanced. The responsibility we have been given is not one to take for granted or lightly,” he added.


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