President Kagame explained the reason behind the simultaneous resignation of Evode Uwizeyimana, the former minister of state for constitutional affairs and Dr. Munyakazi Isaac, the former Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education on February 6th, 2020 as well as Dr. Diane Gashumba who also resigned on February 14th, 2020.
Uwizeyimana resigned after accusations that he assaulted a woman after she asked him to go through the checkpoint as security protocol dictates. Dr. Munyakazi is suspected of corruption crimes and using his position to place a secondary school in the top 10 performing schools countrywide while it figured in the first 100.
Dr. Diane Gashumba lied to President Kagame about measures available to tackle the Coronavirus.
President Kagame said that one of the major reasons why the youth was invited to attend the retreat was for exposing those mistakes and learning from different ideas that will be shared throughout the retreat.
“You should at all cost avoid embracing deceitful ways. Don’t be like the three ministers who weren’t capable of executing what they were appointed for. It is still early for all of you to know your responsibilities, to grow, to learn about the development plans of our country. Rwanda will survive only if we learn to fulfill our responsibilities.”
The 17th National Leadership Retreat brought together leaders of different organizations and affiliated institutions in Rwanda as well as leaders of private organizations.