This afternoon, President Paul Kagame officiated at the swearing-in ceremony of the newly appointed Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente. The President had earlier today named him as the new Prime Minister, replacing Anastase Murekezi who has led the government since July 2014.
Speaking at the swearing-in event, President Kagame thanked the new Premier for accepting to serve the country as Prime Minister.
“Our way of working is about working together and complementing each other. I trust in his ability, will, and determination to serve and achieve what Rwandans expect of him,” President Kagame said.
The Head of State commended the outgoing government headed by Anastase Murekezi for their contribution in moving the country forward. He announced that a new cabinet will be announced tonight. The President appoints cabinet members after consultation with the Prime Minister.