The African leader, 59, was slammed by his ex-economic guru on BBC2’s Newsnight.
AN African leader’s former adviser has accused him of lining his pockets with millions in aid from UK taxpayers.
Rwanda’s president Paul Kagame, 59, was slammed by his ex-economic guru on BBC2’s Newsnight.
Furious David Himbara said: “The British aid is the worst aid.
“Because basically what happens is that it just pumps taxpayers’ money into Kagame’s budget.”
Rwanda has received £64million from Britain this year alone. Tory MP Alec Shelbrooke said: “If it is being misused then it should be shut down immediately.”
The Department for International Development insisted all aid to Rwanda was accounted for.
A DFID spokesperson said: “This allegation is simply untrue and it is completely inaccurate to say DFID’s development spending in Rwanda is not accounted for. All UK development assistance is earmarked for specific programmes only, such as education, and we track results and outcomes to ensure value for money for UK taxpayers.”
“These claims are based on historic development policy. The British Government stopped general budget support to the Rwandan Government in 2013.”