By Spy Uganda
All is not well in Rwanda’s Capital Kigali after president H.E Paul Kagame fired two of his governors on Monday over corruption allegations that they failed to account for public funds.
The fired officials are Jean Marie Gatabazi, who was the Governor of Rwanda North Province and Emmanuel Gasana, who was Governor of Rwanda South province. We have learnt that the two have since been put under investigation over the allegations.
Their firing was announced by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Monday night in statement he issued, revealing that the suspensions from duty were “owing to the matters of accountability under investigation.”
Shortly after the announcement, Gatabazi apologized to Kagame for the misdeeds by tweeting thus; “I apologize for any and all disappointment to You, Excellency @PaulKagame, @rpfinkotanyi 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 You Excellency President and RPF! 2/2.”
Paul Kagame tweeted back thus; “We must be defined by values of discipline, self-respect, respect of others and hard work to develop our nation. Rwanda President #PaulKagame.”
However, it should be noted that the development comes hardly a month after Kagame fired Security Minister Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba over similar reasons.
Sources in Kigali revealed to TheSpy Uganda that Kagame’s unexpected but tough move to fire his top three governors so far, was triggered by a possible corruption scandal in the armed forces, in which the three officials might have had a hand, although investigations into their misdeeds are still ongoing.
It should be remembered that Emmanuel Gasana is Rwandan born in Uganda and actually taught in several schools in Uganda such as Kijaguzo SS, before he went back to Rwanda and later became IGP.
Mr.Kagame replaced Gasana with Dan Munyuza as Governor Southern Province.