President of Rwanda Paul Kagame sacked his Minister of Health for lying about the availability of coronavirus screening kits.
Kagame said that Diane Gashumba, the sacked minister, and other government officials had lied to him about the virus and about Rwanda’s readiness to fight the epidemic.
During a retreat with members of his government, President Kagame warned them of lying, recklessness and indiscipline.
“One morning I called a minister and the Prime Minister about the Coronavirus and asked them to examine each of us before the leaders’ retirement. The Minister of Health had to make sure of that. “
“She said that we have 3,500 screening kits, and that using 400 of them to screen leaders would seriously reduce the number of kits we have. The person I sent told her that the message was an instruction, and that if she has any objections, she should call me. “
“Later we found out that we didn’t have the number of kits as she said. We have kits for only 95 people, not 3,500. I asked her about it and she started to apologize. As leaders, how are you going to solve the problems if you can’t even tell the truth? “ , He stressed