Assault, dishonesty push two state ministers-Uwizeyimana, Munyakazi- out

By IGIHE
On 7 February 2020 at 02:08

The Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi and the Minister of State in charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Evode Uwizeyimana have resigned.

Their letters of resignation were given to the Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente on Thursday evening.

A Prime Minister’s Office’s tweet posted shortly before midnight reads: “This evening the Rt Hon. PM Ngirente received letters of resignation from the Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education Isaac Munyakazi & Minister of State in charge of Constitutional & Legal Affairs, Evode Uwizeyimana, to be delivered to H.E the President.”

Evode Uwizeyimana’s misconduct

Uwizeyimana resigns following news that he assaulted a female security guard at Grand Pension Plaza.

On Monday, news spread that he arrogantly pushed and shoved an ISCO guard after she insisted that he goes through the security scanner.

A journalist, Joseph Hakuzimuremyi, took to Twitter and highlighted the unfortunate incident as he saw it, noting that the guard may not have recognized the minister.
Three hours later, Uwizeyimana too took to Twitter to apologize and said that what he had done was unethical.

He wrote: “I deeply regret what happened. It should not have happened to me as a leader and public official. I already apologized to the ISCO staff and I now do so publicly and apologize to the public as well.”

The Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) started investigating the incident and said the outcomes would be released to the public.

On Tuesday, ISCO announced that Uwizeyimana had met Mukamana Olive, the assaulted guard, at the headquarters of the company to apologize over the assault.

Dr. Isaac Munyakazi’s dishonesty

Dr. Isaac Munyakazi is under investigations over dishonesty he displayed in the 2019 national examination results.

Trusted sources indicate that Munyakazi doctored the ranking of the first ten schools by inserting one that had not even made the first hundred schools’ list in the national examinations.

It is said that he did the incongruous act with the help of staff from the Rwanda Education Board (REB), with a bribe from the principal of that favored school. However, there are other offenses for which he is being investigated.

Dr. Munyakazi Isaac has a Ph.D. in Education Management while Evode Uwizeyimana has a Masters Degree in Law.

Uwizeyimana Evode was appointed at the same time as Minister of Constitutional and Legal Affairs in the ministry of justice (a position that had not existed in the ministry before) on October 4, 2016. Before that, he had served on the constitutional review commission.

Dr. Munyakazi Isaac was appointed Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education in October 2016. Before that, he had served at the University of Kigali, joining the university as the Director of Academic Quality in 2013 and later on serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Business Management and Economics.

The Minister of State in charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs, Evode Uwizeyimana have resigned
The Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi

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