Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame has warned his countrymen who may be tempted to destabilize the country saying they will pay a very high price.
Kagame sounded the warning on Thursday while officiating the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Minister of Environment, Minister of Sports,& Minister of Internal Security; as well as State Ministers for Youth,& for Local Government.
“President Kagame: We are going to raise the cost on the part of anybody who wants to destabilize our security. The cost is going to be very high, whether it is the means we are going to put to make sure we have everything it takes to ensure security, stability of our country,” Kagame warned.
He added, “It is our responsibility to ensure that there is democracy, there is peace, there is freedom, there is everything in our country. Primarily we are the ones responsible first and foremost, we, me and you. For people who hide behind this nonsense and they are even backed and praised by people from outside, and enjoy it, you will see the consequences. For those who are involved, they better come clean very fast.”
The newly appointed Army Service Chiefs including; the Chief of Defence Staff, Reserve Force Chief of Staff, the Rwanda Defence Force Inspector General, and the Deputy Reserve Force Chief of Staff were also sworn-in.
Last week, Kagame made changes in his cabinet and army ranks, dropping Richard Sezibera as minister of Foreign Affairs, replacing him with long-serving Minister of Environment Vincent Biruta.
Sezibera had been undergoing treatment since July this year and until the reshuffle, his duties had been temporarily be assumed by State Minister for Regional Affairs Olivier Nduhungirehe.
Sezibera had served in Foreign Affairs having replaced Louis Mushikiwabo, who is now stationed in France as the head of the La Francophonie.