The dismissal has been announced through a communiqué released by the Office of Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente on Thursday 6th October 2022.
"Today, the 6th October 2022, His Excellency the President has removed Mr. Zephanie Niyonkuru from his duties as the Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Rwanda Development Board [RDB] owing to repeated managerial failures," reads the statement.
Niyonkuru had been appointed Deputy CEO of RDB in October 2019 replacing Emmanuel Hategeka who was assigned to represent Rwanda in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Before his appointment as Deputy RDB CEO, Niyonkuru had worked at the institution as a strategy expert.
Prior to joining RDB, Niyonkuru worked as a Country Representative for the USAID East Africa Trade and Investment Hub.