All along, I thought that alcohol was not as bad until I read a story in the New Times of the mayor of Muhanga Samuel Ngirishuti who was asked to resign after massive use of alcohol.
It was less than a year in office but the diehard addiction could not let go of him. The simple reason he was given by provincial authorities is because the act of alcohol abuse defied the moral authority of a person in his position.
It is unfortunate that this act is not fit for a person holding a high profile office like that and he did not know and so he had to bitterly pay through his nose.
He has so far sought forgiveness and resigned in good faith but what upsets the most is that he has even had to tell a few lies because in the resignation letter, Ngirishuti cited personal reasons for his resignation, saying he was going to pursue his masters’ degree.
In my own opinion, there is a tendency for leaders resigning at very crucial moments causing the districts to suffer major setbacks.
This has left big gaps in achieving their development goals.
This is the second district leader to throw in the towel in less than a month, Rubavu mayor, Ramadhan Barengayabo having resigned just weeks ago.
So where is our future?