Rwandan Senate President resigns

Jean-Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, the President of the Rwandan Senate, has resigned on Wednesday after he was accused of incompetence.

Ntawukuriryayo, who cited personal reasons for the decision to stand down resigned after senators accused him of creating administrative blockages in the upper house of parliament, and of illegally hiring staff.

Ntawukuriryayo heads the Social Democratic Party, SDP, the country’s second-biggest party, which is in a coalition government with President Paul Kagame’s Rwandan Patriotic Front.

Bernard Makuza, his deputy, has succeeded him.

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