Kagame officiates swearing-in of newly appointed officials

On 6 November 2021 at 07:40

President Paul Kagame has officiated the swearing-in ceremony of newly appointed officials including the Minister of State in the Ministry of Local Government, Assumpta Ingabire; Auditor General, Alex Kamuhire and the Deputy Commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS), DCGP Rose Muhisoni.

Kagame received their oaths on Friday 5th November 2021 at the parliamentary building.

It is the fourth time receiving oaths from newly appointed officials since the beginning of 2021.

The new Auditor General, Alex Kamuhire,44, was appointed on 13th October 2021.

His has wide experience in the financial sector and particularly in auditing state finances. He has been involved in financial audits for the past 18 years.

Prior to his appointment, Kamuhire was the Government Chief Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning for the last six years.

In his role, he also provided internal audit services to the Central Bank, local government entities and public enterprises as well.

Before his appointment as the Office of the Chief Internal Auditor, Kamuhire worked as a Financial Management Specialist in the office of the Auditor-General.

He also worked as an Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Agriculture and he is among the first auditors in the office of the Auditor General since its establishment in 2003.7

Kamuhire took over from Obadiah Biraro who had served in the position for ten years.

DCGP Muhisoni who was also sworn-in on Friday was appointed the Deputy Commissioner General of Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) in October 2021 replacing Jeanne Chantal Ujeneza who recently moved to Rwanda National Police (RNP) as the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIGP) in charge of Administration and Finance in April 2021.

DCGP Muhisoni previously served as the Deputy Commissioner for Community Policing.

Meanwhile, Assumpta Ingabire previously served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion since 2019.

Prior to the appointment, she had served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Local Government for 2 years; after one year and half in the same Ministry serving as the Director General in charge of Inspection.

Ingabire has a strong background in project management from 7 years of experience coordinating various projects with Imbuto Foundation.

As he delivered remarks, Kagame wished success to sworn-in officials reminding that the country is undergoing difficult times of COVID-19 pandemic. He however revealed that the country has made possible efforts to contain the pandemic and thanked leaders and other Rwandans for their role to minimize its effects.

The President also said that the Rwanda was lucky to access COVID-19 vaccine where mass vaccination efforts are ongoing noting that Rwanda will start local vaccine manufacturing in the near future to save Rwandans and other Africans as well.

“In our country, we played our role in fighting the Covid-19 pandemic. Had we not put up a proper fight, it would have taken more lives. Usually, it would have been better not to lose even one life but when the lives lost amount to thousands, it means that the pandemic’s intensity is increasing. I want to thank all of you our leaders, Rwandans for how we conducted ourselves during this pandemic time,” he said.

"It is evident that the pandemic has cooled down; its intensity has decreased significantly. In the near future, we will start manufacturing vaccines in Rwanda. Vaccines manufactured here will first help save the lives of Rwandans, and after, help other Africans and even beyond if we get enough. That’s our wish,” added Kagame.

Newly appointed officials posing for a photo with President Paul Kagame after the swearing-in ceremony.