Kagame swears-in new cabinet members

On 30 November 2022 at 06:00

President Paul Kagame, on Wednesday 30th November 2022, officiated the swearing-in ceremony of recently appointed cabinet members including the new Minister of Health, Dr. Sabin Nsanzimana and Minister of State in the Ministry, Dr. Ivan Butera.

The ceremony took place at the parliamentary building in Kimihurura.

The Head of State saluted the commitment of new top government officials and expressed optimism that they have what it takes to take Rwanda’s health sector to greater heights in their respective capacities.

He also assured them of collaboration to diligently discharge their duties.

The two new ministers were appointed on 28th November 2022.

They are all familiar with Rwanda’s health sector which they have been serving. For instance, Dr. Nsanzimana has been serving as the Director General of Butare University Teaching Hospital (CHUB) for nine months. He also worked as the Director General of Rwanda Biomedical Center (RBC) since 2019 among other duties.

Dr. Nsanzimana holds a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Rwanda and PhD doctoral research studies in Epidemiology at University of Basel, Switzerland.

Meanwhile, Dr. Butera has been serving as the Deputy Executive Secretary in Human Resources for Health Secretariat in the Ministry of Health.

He worked in different hospitals including Kanombe Military Hospital.

Dr. Butera has a Bachelor of Medicine obtained from the University of Rwanda in 2014 and PhD in Medical Sciences from Liège University in Belgium acquired in 2019.

In 2017, he also obtained a Master’s degree from the University of Global Health Equity located in Burera District.

After welcoming new cabinet members, the Head of State updated officials attending the ceremony on the status of security in the region as well as Rwanda’s contribution to peace and security in partner countries through bilateral agreements or United Nations missions.

As he talked about the regional situation, President Kagame reminisced on DRC crisis where the country has been externalizing its internal problems and accusing Rwanda of supporting M23 rebel during a fighting with Congolese Army (FARDC).

He also hinted at repetitive provocations from DRC. The President underscored that Rwanda is committed to living in peace with neighbours but insisted that disrupting Rwandans’ security will be costly.

Newly appointed ministers in a group photo with President Paul Kagame and other top government officials after the swearing-in ceremony.