By Eric Nzabirinda
President Paul Kagame has sacked Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe who has served as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of East African Community since 2017.
The statement from the Office of the Prime Minister says Nduhungirehe’s personal opinions overshadowed the government policies which is the reason for dropping him from the Cabinet.
“Today 09th April, the President of the Republic has removed from office Amb. Olivier Nduhungirehe for consistently acting based on personal opinions over Government policies while serving as Minister of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation in Charge of East African Community,” reads the statement from the Office of the Prime Minister.
Nduhungirehe expressed gratitude to President Kagame for having entrusted him with the ministerial job and said he was ready to serve his government in a different capacity.
“I am grateful to H.E @PaulKagame for the trust bestowed in me for the past two years an half, when I was privileged to serve as Minister of State in @RwandaMFA in charge of the East African Community. I am committed to continue serving my country & @RwandaGov in another capacity,” said Nduhungirehe through a tweet.