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Senate approves recently appointed leaders

By IGIHE
On 20 October 2021 at 08:31

The Upper House of Parliament has approved newly appointed leaders including the Auditor General Alexis Kamuhire and the Director General of National Child Development Agency (NCD), Nadine Umutoni Gatsinzi.

Approved leaders were appointed by the cabinet meeting held recently on 13th October 2021.

The senate made the approval after assessing their dossiers and establishing that they meet requirements to assume assigned duties.

The report of the Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance indicates that Kamuhire pledged to draw attention to efficient public funds management, overseeing social protection programs and preventive controls.

Meanwhile, the senatorial Standing Committee on Social Affairs and Human Rights which assessed files of Umutoni also indicates that the latter plans to work with parents to bring up children properly and collaborate with the judiciary to bring defilement suspects to book .

Kamuhire became the Auditor General replacing Obadiah Biraro who had held the position since June 2011. The cabinet meeting held in 2016, extended his office term for more five years prior to his replacement.

The new Director General of NCD, Umutoni previously served as Kigali City vice mayor in charge of socio-economic affairs.

The Senate has the powers to approve the appointment of senior public officials. These include the President, the Vice President and the Judges of the Supreme Court, the President and Vice President of the High Court and of the Commercial High Court, the Prosecutor General, Deputy Prosecutor General, Ambassadors and High Commissioners, heads of statutory agencies, among others.

The new Director General of NCD, Umutoni previously served as Kigali City vice mayor in charge of socio-economic affairs.

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