President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has ordered the immediate suspension of two Governors in the country.
The two suspended Governors are Emmanuel Gasana of Northern Province and Gatabazi Vianney of Southern Province.
According to Kagame, their suspension will last till investigations into their performances are completed.
Rwanda Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente said the Governors were suspended following a campaign aimed at weeding out public servants who are judged to lack accountability.
Ngirente noted that the Northern Province has faced serious hurdles since Gasana, a former Inspector General of Police, took over as Governor in October 2018.
In a statement issued to announce the suspension of the affected Governors, the Prime Minister said the Northern Province has borne the weight of rising poverty levels, incomplete projects and insecurity.
President Suspends Two Governors
Meanwhile, Gatabazi, has taken to his Twitter handle to apologised to Kagame and thanked him for him appointing him to the position.
The tweet reads “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.”
Earlier, President Kagame had vowed to hold local leaders accountable if they failed to deliver on their mandate.
Also, Legislators have endorsed Kagame’s actions to hold senior leaders accountable and have called for thorough investigations into those suspended and their findings made public.