Nduhungirehe named Minister of Foreign Affairs in cabinet reshuffle

On 12 June 2024 at 10:20

Ambassador Olivier Nduhungirehe has been appointed as the new Minister of Foreign Affairs, taking over from Dr. Vincent Biruta, who had held the position since November 2019.

Meanwhile, Dr. Biruta has been reassigned as the Minister of Interior (MININTER), replacing Alfred Gasana designated as Rwanda’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands to replace Amb. Nduhungirehe.

These changes were confirmed through a communiqué released by the Office of the Prime Minister on Wednesday, June 12, 2024, outlining several other key changes in the cabinet made by President Paul Kagame.

Consolee Uwimana has been named the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, succeeding Dr. Valentine Uwamariya, who has been appointed as the Minister of Environment. Dr. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, previously the Minister of Environment, is now the Minister of Public Service and Labor.

Other changes saw Yussuf Murangwa, formerly the Director General of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) appointed as the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning. Ivan Murenzi will take over the leadership of NISR.

In the Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA), Olivier Kabera has been appointed as the State Secretary while Linda Mutesi, who was the Director General of the Agaciro Development Fund, has been appointed as the Minister of State for Resource Mobilization and State Investments in the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN).

According to the communiqué , Aimable Havugiyaremye, who was the Prosecutor General, has been appointed as the Secretary General of the National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS), replacing Major General Joseph Nzabamwita.

Maj Gen Nzabamwita has been appointed as the Senior Security Advisor in the Office of the President, a position previously held by General (Rtd) James Kabarebe before his nomination as the Minister of State in charge of East African Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

At the Prosecution, the president appointed Angelique Habyarimana as Prosecutor General, replacing Havugiyaremye. Habyarimana has been serving as the National Prosecutor.

At Rwanda Revenue Authority, President Kagame named Ronald Niwenshuti as the Commissioner General, replacing Pascal Ruganintwari while Dr. Innocente Murasi will deputize him.

In the City of Kigali, Fulgence Dusabimana has been appointed as the Vice Mayor in charge of Infrastructure and a member of the City Council.