Rwandatel Management has no case against former CEO.

15 January 2010


On Tuesday December 22 2009, The New Times published an article entitled “Former Rwandatel CEO wanted over missing funds”. The article was written by Ignatius SSUNA and Eugene MUTARA and claimed that Rwandatel, Rwanda National Police and Interpol are all tight lipped about this case.

The Management of Rwandatel SA would like to refute these baseless claims alleging that the company has presented a case to court against Mr. Kariningufu regarding an amount of money that has gone missing.

Rwandatel SA would like to bring to your attention and to your readers that while it is factual that Mr. Kariningufu Patrick is no longer an employee of Lap Green, neither Lap Green nor its Rwandan telecom company, Rwandatel SA, of which he was first Chief Technical Officer and later Chief Executive Officer for years has brought any case against him in the courts of law in Rwanda or beyond. Management has not given any details “of the case” simply because there is no case.

We would like to recommend that going forward answers to all pertinent questions or clarifications surrounding any story be sought before any article is published. We would appreciate if all our media partners doing their research would contact Rwandatel officials or other competent authorities for comment before going out with such defamatory stories. We take this opportunity to recognize all members of the press corps who continue to respect the duties entrusted to them by the public and continue to go out of their way to establish the truth.