Ntirenganya was elected during an extra ordinary meeting of the district’s council chaired by Northern Province Governor, Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney.
He was installed after winning 18 of 25 votes followed by Nkundwanabake Samson who only got the support of 7 out of 25 voters.
Ntirenganya explained that he will closely work with the council to create a difference.
“I will cultivate a good working relationship with the advisory council which is set to be ae unique aspect compared to predecessors. Our performance will be characterized by decentralized leadership to fast track citizens’ development and maintain the reputation of Musanze as a secondary city after Kigali,” he said.
The Governor of Northern Province, Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney requested the new mayor to draw attention on citizens’ concerns.
“The resignation of leaders is normal when they have not fulfilled their duties. Musanze district is productive in agriculture and is a touristic hub. It is therefore saddening to see leaders failing to deliver. For instance hearing an official beating a spouse is inhumane and we want the culprit paying for it. We request the new leader to focus on citizens’ problems ,” he advised.
Three Musanze district officials including Mayor Habyarimana Jean Damascène, the vice mayor for economic affairs Ndabereye Augustin and were forced to resign while Uwamariya Marie Claire resigned on own volition.