Rwandan senior government officials including Cabinet Members, Permanent Secretaries and heads of parastatals, among other senior leaders will forfeit April’s salary to contribute to social protection of vulnerable citizens in generous efforts to cope with the terrible effects of the coronavirus on the nation’s economy.
The nation’s Prime Minister, Edouard Ngirente said the move is in solidarity with the most affected Rwandans during an ongoing lockdown aimed at containing the coronavirus or COVID-19.
The lockdown, which has halted movement all over the country except for those offering essential services, was recently extended for two weeks, to end on April 19.
The government on March 28, launched a support initiative to vulnerable families who have been affected by the lockdown aimed to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
The Politics of Rwanda reflect Belgian and German civil law systems and customary law, with a framework of a semi-presidential republic.
The President of Rwanda is the head of state with significant executive power, with the Prime Minister of Rwanda being the constitutional head of government.