Dr Nsabimana Ernest was appointed by the cabinet meeting of 14th December 2020.
Dr. Ernest previously served as Vice Mayor in charge of Urbanization and Infrastructure at the City of Kigali prior to his new appointment.
He replaced Lt Col Patrick Nyirishema who has held the position for six years since July 2014.
The handover ceremony took place yesterday in presence of RURA board committee.
The newly appointed Director General of Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory Authority (RURA), Dr. Ernest Nsabimana has committed to improve efficiency in transport sector by fixing irregular fares, address issues related to hiked prices for water, electricity tariffs and maintain good reputation of the institution.
Dr. Nsabimana made the pledge to the Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance as the latter assessed the competencies of officials appointed by the cabinet meeting recently.
The areas of priority were revealed on Thursday during an extra-ordinary session of Senate that also approved seven heads of different institutions appointed by 14th December cabinet meeting.
These include Dr. Nsabimana Ernest , the Director General of RURA; Dusenge Byigero Alfred, the CEO of Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC); Gashumba Jeanne Pauline, the CEO of Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC), Vincent Munyeshyaka, the CEO of Business Development Fund (BDF) and Félix Nshimyumuremyi, the Director General of Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA).
Others include Dr Rose Mukankomeje, the Director General of Higher Education Council (HEC) and Paul Umukunzi, the Director General of Rwanda TVET Board (RTB).
As they interacted with the Senatorial Standing Committee on Economic Development and Finance, these leaders committed to deliver on efficiency and fix existing gaps.
The Director General of RURA, Dr. Nsabimana Ernest expressed readiness to improve efficiency in public transport services, address the problem of inadequate infrastructure, buses, and roads for public transport as well as fixing irregular public transport fares.
He also expressed interest in providing solution to higher tariffs for water and electricity and telecommunications services experiencing network problems.