Dr. Bizimana Jean held the position since 2015. The formation of the new Ministry was part of resolutions of the virtual cabinet meeting held on Wednesday 14th July 2021 chaired by President Paul Kagame.
The latter will focus on national unity, historical memory and citizenship education.
The newly created Ministry will also merge duties of the National Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) and the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC).
The new appointments have been announced in a communiqué signed by Premier Dr. Edouard Ngirente on behalf of President Paul Kagame.
The communiqué also reads that Francis Gatare has been appointed Economic Advisor to the President of the Republic.
He has been serving as the CEO of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board.
Gatare will be replaced by Ambassador Yamina Karitanyi who previously represented Rwanda to the United Kingdom prior to new appointment.
Other appointees include Fidele Ndahayo named the CEO of Rwanda Atomic Board; Clarisse Munezero, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement Dr. Thierry Mihigo Kalisa who became the Chief Economist at the National Bank of Rwanda.