Karugarama exposes loopholes in Public Institution law

KIGALI - Though the Organic Law establishing general provisions governing public institutions has been revised several times, institutions that were to be guided by it are jeopardized by its structure, members of the lower chamber of Parliament yesterday.
BRIEFED LAWMAKERS: Tharcisse Karugarama
BRIEFED LAWMAKERS: Tharcisse Karugarama

KIGALI - Though the Organic Law establishing general provisions governing public institutions has been revised several times, institutions that were to be guided by it are jeopardized by its structure, members of the lower chamber of Parliament yesterday.

The Minister for Justice, Tharcisse Karugarama told the lawmakers that though the Organic Law establishing general provisions governing public institution has been revised several times to ease the operation of these institutions, it is has become common knowledge that the structure of this law jeopardises how these institutions operate.

Karugarama’s revelations come at the heel of three reports that were previously published by the four committees of parliament detailing the loopholes that may provide a leeway for corruption.

It was discovered that the structure and functioning of these instittutions were not formulated in a way that would protect them and those they serve from injustice.

This, according to Karugarama is especially obvious at the time when there is urgent need to change the responsibilities, organisation and functioning  of the institutions to suit the times.

The Minister also said that the above reasons prompted the need for an organic law that formulates general laws especially the responsibilities, organisation and functioning  of public institutions all that will be determined by the Prime Minister’s decree.

This, it was agreed by both parties would accord the institutions the flexibility to enforce changes in general provisions without being hindered by the law or without necessarily requiring the amendment of the law.

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