Sweating bullets because of the public outrage that his administration’s decision to close Papyrus caused, the obviously taken aback Mayor of Kigali, Fidele Ndayisaba, conned The New Times reporter (and the reading public) by saying that the establishment didn’t face “immanent closure”.
He is quoted saying “KCC only advised the proprietor to comply with approved plans of the building in a letter dated October 8, 2012.We did not authorize the construction of a discotheque in that area. If he (the owner) wants to run a night club there, he should go through the right channels and apply for a license; we will then assess the application accordingly and provide an appropriate answer”.
To this i say BULLSHIT.
First of all, he’s pretending that KCC didn’t allow Serge to build the bar/nightclub. As I revealed yesterday in my blog (https://sunnyntayombya.wordpress.com/2012/10/12/papyrus-closure-a-story-of-incompetence-and-influence-peddling/) Hakizimana Thomas, a KCC Director, actually gave Serge a permission to occupy AFTER the entire place was inspected.
Tsk tsk. Its a shame that Ivan Mugisha didnt put the Mayor to task about this.
Secondly, Serge isn’t able to pay his loan unless the bar is open. So, HE IS FACING CLOSURE.