Cabinet fires Ministry of Health officials over misconduct, inefficiency.

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The Cabinet meeting yesterday fired different government officials from their jobs over what was described as gross misconduct and inefficiencies affecting the performance of the health sector.

“The Cabinet meeting removed from duties, with immediate effect, the following staff for gross misconduct; Mr. Théogène Namahungu who was Director of Health Technology and Infrastructure Planning Unit in Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) and Mr. Baligira Hamad who was Director of Human Resource and Administration Unit in the Ministry of Health,” the cabinet meeting decision reads.

Cabinet also suspended all the staff from the Medical Technology and Infrastructure Division due to inefficiencies affecting the performance of the health sector.

The Cabinet meeting also approved Presidential Order dismissing ten Officers from Rwanda Defence Force and Ministerial Order dismissing 57 Non-Commissioned Officers and enlisted personnel from Rwanda Defence Force.

Among others, the Cabinet appointed Mr. Guy M. Baron, the Chief Investment Officer in the Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

The cabinet also appointed officials in the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission. Those are, Bishop John Rucyahana, Chairman; Ms Xavérine Uwimana, Vice Chairperson; Father Consolateur Innocent, Commissioner; Bishop Déo Gashagaza, Commissioner; Ms Umubyeyi M. Médiatrice, Commissioner; Mr. Innocent Rukinda, Commissioner; Mr. Gérard Ruvunabagabo, Commissioner and Ms Théopista Mukabizoza.

In the Ministry of Lands and Forestry (MINILAF), Mr. Benon Kaka Rutaro was appointed the Director of Planning Unit.

In the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) Ms. Rose Musanabera was appointed the Director of Finance and Administration Unit.

In the Rwanda Information Society Authority (RISA), Mr. Emmanuel Tumusiime was appointed the Director of Human Resource and Administration Unit and Mr. Prosper Kamurase, Director of Finance Unit.

Cabinet also appointed Mr. Servillien Bizimana, the Director of Training and Programs Unit in the National Rehabilitation Services (NRS).

The Cabinet Meeting was chaired by President Paul Kagame

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