By Faith Nyasuguta
President of Madagascar Andry Rajoelina has dismissed all his ministers, his office has reported.
The move has come days after he decried the performance of some of the ministers as below average.
The announcement also comes weeks after officials indicated they have blocked a plot to kill the president.
In a statement issued late Wednesday, president Rajoelina’s office gave no reason for the dismissals.
On Sunday, the head of state announced that the performance of several ministers was below the bar.
“Like in a football team, you have to change when there are failures in government,” he revealed in comments televised on national television.
“There will be a change and this concerns those who do not carry out the work entrusted to them.”
Last week, a Madagascar senior prosecutor reported that another 21 suspects, among them 12 military officers, had been nabbed following a plot to kill Rajoelina and overthrow the government.
In July, six people including a French citizen were also nabbed in line with plotting to kill the president after a four-week probe at the Indian Ocean island.
The country renowned for political violence and instability is an ex-French colony with a population of 26 million people.
President Rajoelina, 44, was inaugurated into office in 2019 after a highly contested presidential poll and a suit from his rival in court.
The incumbent president however first took power in a 2009 coup where Marc Ravalomanana was ousted.
He remained in power as the chair of a transitional government until 2014.
Ravalomanana went against Rajoelina in the presidential polls and lost the election, but he claimed the polls were fraudulent.