President Paul Kagame has, Wednesday, appointed Mr. Edouard Ngirente as the new Prime Minister, replacing Anastase Murekezi who has been in the office since July 2014.
“In reference to the Constitution of Rwanda of 2003 as amended in 2015 especially in article 116, President of the Republic has appointed Mr. Edouard Ngirente as Prime Minister, today August 30, 2017,” reads the announcement from Rwanda’s presidency.
Ngirente keeps low profile in Rwanda’s politics as he just served as the economic advisor to the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning before being deposed by the Cabinet on March 30, 2011.
He has been serving as Senior Advisor to Executive Director of World Bank, based in Washington, D.C, US.
He did Economics related studies at University of Rwanda right after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and served there as a lecturer
He also served in the university’s project of controlling the country’s inflation.
It is believed that he left the university’s job going to pursue studies in Belgium.
The swearing in of the new Prime Minister is taking place this Wednesday, afternoon.