Lt Gen (Rtd) Kayonga, a seasoned figure with a notable past as the Chief of Defence Staff in the Rwanda Defence Force, steps into the role of Rwanda’s ambassador to Türkiye. His return to diplomatic service after four years, coupled with his prior stint as Rwanda’s ambassador to China, positions him strategically for this critical role following the departure of Fidelis Mironko, who served since 2020.
Simultaneously, Marie Grace Nishimwe assumes the helm at the National Land Authority, succeeding Esperence Mukamana, who parted ways with the institution in August under undisclosed circumstances. Nishimwe, well-versed in the intricacies of land administration, previously served as the Deputy Registrar and head of the land administration department within the same institution. Additionally, she holds the position of chair of the governing council of the Institution of Real Property Valuers of Rwanda.
These appointments signify a deliberate move by Rwanda to redefine its diplomatic representation and inject fresh leadership into crucial administrative roles, particularly within the National Land Authority. As the nation looks towards new horizons, these changes reflect a commitment to dynamic and strategic governance.