Top government officials surrender April salaries to fight coronavirus

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 6 April 2020 at 02:32

Top government Officials have agreed to offer their April’s salaries to the public in support of the needy affected by measures taken to combat the spread of COVID-19 caused by coronavirus in Rwanda.

A statement from the Prime Minister’s Office on April 5, 2020, stated that "As part of our ongoing efforts to fight the Coronavirus epidemic, the Government of Rwanda has decided that all members of the Government, all Secretaries, Permanent Secretaries, heads of government agencies and other senior officials at the national level will sacrifice their April monthly salaries."

"We continue to thank all Rwandans for their continued cooperation and for continuing to comply with the guidelines for the fight against the Coronavirus."

On March 25, 2020, the government launched a program to provide necessities including food to the needy as all Rwandans are required to stay at home to prevent the spread of coronavirus.


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