GASABO - Barely a month after the resignation of Nyarugenge District mayor, Origene Rutayisire another top local government official has tendered in her resignation.
The Mayor of Gasabo district Claudine Nyinawagaga has resigned citing personal reasons.
Nyinawagaga tendered in her resignation on Monday night during an advisory council meeting which had convened to discuss the increasing problems in the district.
Speaking to The New Times, Gasabo district advisory council chairperson Francois Gakwerere said that the mayor resigned due to what she termed as personal reasons.
“We tried to dig deep into why she might have resigned, but she declined to give any specific reasons and we had to accept her resignation.”
However sources in Gasabo district say that Nyinawagaga’s resignation could be connected to the case involving the district executive secretary Felix Kabandana who was recently forced out of office over mismanagement of some tenders.
The district was also facing an increasing number of land disputes that have been continuously reported in the media.
Reliable sources at the National Public Prosecution Authority (NPPA) say investigations are still ongoing to establish whether Nyinawagaga was involved in the tender that cost the government Rwf222 million, which led to sacking of the district’s Executive Secretary.
Pressure has also been mounting on the Gasabo leadership on land issues where many people have been complaining about the sluggish processes of acquiring land documents in the district.
Last week, The New Times reported about a school project that had been halted in the district due to the sluggish follow up on the part of district officials. The school, a proposed Tourism Institute was worth Rwf 370 million.
Reports say in charge of the land bureau in Gasabo district John Rukabu was fired after it was realized that he had a hand in this stalled project.
Efforts to speak to Nyinawagaga were futile as she could not answer her cell phone the whole day.