The dismissal was announced through a statement signed by the Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente on behalf of President Paul Kagame on 1st november 2023.
Dr. Hitayezu had been appointed to the position by the cabinet meeting held in July 2022.
He is an economist with more than 10 years of experience in economic policy analysis. Before joining MINECOFIN, he headed the research department at the Central Bank of Rwanda.
He has also served on the Board of Directors in various institutions including Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Agency (RURA).