The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF), Esperance Nyirasafari and State Minister for Constitutional and Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Justice ,Uwizeyimana Evode are among newly appointed officials following the 4th October,2016 cabinet reshuffle.
They were both sworn in yesterday along with other government officials and revealed priority areas in their new appointments and challenges that they will address first.
Minister Nyirasafari, who replaced Dr Gashumba Diane in MIGEPROF, has said that she already knows the existing challenges in Rwandan society, having gained experience serving on the parliamentary Committee on Political Affairs and Gender which she will put in the employ to surmount the challenges in the ministry.
Nyirasafari pledged to collaborate with other stakeholders to ensure that masses fully understand and embrace the notion of gender equality.
“I pledge to create an environment of harmony and nip conflicts amongst families based on land disputes and fully elaborate the notion of gender and allowing women freedom. We will educate the entire population about the benefits of gender equality through collaboration with other stakeholders,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Minister of State for the newly created Constitutional and Legal Affairs in the Ministry of Justice, Evode Uwizeyimana, pledged to work on law reforms to meet changing political, economic and regional environments.
“We are joining some international communities and the investments are expanding as the economy grows. All these call for law reforms in a way that harmonizes with the constitution of Rwandan,” he said.
Prior to his appointment to this post, Uwizeyimana was a commissioner in the Law Reform Commission.