Government bans prayers in public service buildings

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 12 April 2017 saa 12:22
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The Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has announced a ban on sermons conducted in public service buildings where people would gather in break time.

The statement signed by the Prime Minister Murekezi indicates that the decision has been taken following cases where some public servants spend working time in prayers in government buildings.

“I announce that all prayer activities are banned in all places where public services are executed. I remind public servants at all levels to respect the law no 86/2013 of 11 /09/2013 establishing the common statute of public servants especially article 10 and 11 regarding the oath and its respect mainly with regard to the national flag,” reads the statement in part.

Working hours in public service are 45 hours per week and 9 hours a day beginning at 8:00 to 17:00 hours including one hour of break between 12:00 and 13:00 hours.


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