Rwanda's Kagame Warns Top Brass of Security and Intelligence Services Against Corruption, Negligence

    President Paul Kagame has sternly warned the top brass of the country’s security and intelligence services against corruption, abuse of resources and negligence.
    Kagame issued the caution while chairing a High Command Council of members from RDF, RNP and NISS at Camp Kami.

    According to a statement issued by the Defence Ministry, “The Commander-in-Chief cited examples of complacency, inefficiency and failures…“

    Kagame also told the council that he “would not waver in taking appropriate actions against those who fail to fulfil their responsibilities.”

    The President also held senior officers accountable for delivering RDF’s mission and stressed the “need for unwavering commitment to appropriate management of resources in their respective institutions. “

    Kagame has previously arrested and jailed senior army and government officials on accusations of corruption.

    President Paul Kagame has sternly warned the top brass of the country’s security and intelligence services against corruption, abuse of resources and negligence.
    Kagame issued the caution while chairing a High Command Council of members from RDF, RNP and NISS at Camp Kami.
    According to a statement issued by the Defence Ministry, “The Commander-in-Chief cited examples of complacency, inefficiency and failures…“
    Kagame also told the council that he “would not waver in taking appropriate actions against those who fail to fulfil their responsibilities.”
    The President also held senior officers accountable for delivering RDF’s mission and stressed the “need for unwavering commitment to appropriate management of resources in their respective institutions. “
    Kagame has previously arrested and jailed senior army and government officials on accusations of corruption.

    In 2019, Kagame removed Gen Patrick Nyamvumba from the position of army chief over alleged corruption.

    On the same day, Kagame elevated Lieutenant Colonel Francis Regis Gatarayiha to Colonel before appointing him Head of Communications, Electronic and Cyber Security Department in the RDF.

    Gatarayiha, who was attached to Rwanda Directorate of Immigration, will possibly investigate and tighten loopholes exploited in leakage of state secrets.
    Kagame told the security chiefs to “uphold the values of discipline, service to country and hard work on which RDF was founded. “

    He reminded the participants of their role in ensuring the sustainability of Rwanda’s socio-economic transformation and hard-earned security.

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    The army says the High Command Council is a periodic decision-making council and a strategic guidance forum chaired by the Commander-in-Chief.

    Rwanda’s military is running operations in Northern Mozambique, DRC and Central African Republic.

    President Kagame recently said the operations in Mozambique were being funded by Rwanda itself amid claims of receiving support from France.

    The meeting was attended by the Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff, Service Chiefs, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Division, Brigade and Unit Commanders, Commandants of Military schools and Hospital, Joint General Staff and Heads of Departments from the RDF Headquarters and other junior officers and lower level commanders of RDF units as well as senior officials from RNP and NISS.

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    Evarist Chahali

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