Negligence: Four Rubavu district officials that rendered over 5000 bags of cement to waste arrested

By IGIHE
On 22 October 2019 at 04:27

Four officials from Rubavu district have been arrested in connection with negligence of duty that left a total of 5078 bags of cement wasted. The cement was meant to build houses for vulnerable and disaster-affected residents but instead was laid to waste in Rubavu district store as would-be beneficiaries continue to be housed by neighbors.

Detained officials include; Marie Claire Kayitesi the officer in charge of disaster management; Espérance Dukundimana, the director of administration and human resource, Epimaque Hagenimana the director of social protection and Martin Habimana the advisor to the district executive committee.

The four are being detained at Gisenyi police station on account of the negligence of duty and waste of public property.

The spokesperson of Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB), Modeste Mbabazi has confirmed their arrest adding that investigations are ongoing.

Damaged cement was provided by the Ministry of Defense through the Reserve Forces one year ago following the heavy rain that left a number of houses destroyed in Rubavu district.

The heavy downpour of 3rd March 2018 that struck Rubavu district resulted in the flooding of River Sebeya, destroying 26 houses and dampened over 900. Most of the victims are still housed by good Samaritans.

RIB appealed to other public officials to efficiently manage public properties in their custody lest they face the law.

Damaged cement was provided by the Ministry of Defense through the Reserve Forces one year ago following the heavy rain that left a number of houses destroyed in Rubavu district.

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