Nirere new Ombudsman, NIRDA has new boss

On 12 November 2020 at 06:40

Nirere Madeleine has been appointed, in a cabinet meeting held on Wednesday, November 11, as the new Ombudsman replacing Anastase Murekezi who held the docket since 2017; while Dr. Christian Sekomo Birame has been appointed to head the National Institute for Industrial Research and Development (NIRDA).

Becoming the fourth Ombudsman in the country, Nirere’s previous duties include being at the helm of the National Human Rights Commission for two four-year terms that completed in May this year.

She also worked in the Parliament in both chambers; as Deputy Secretary-General of the Senate in Charge of Legislative and Parliamentary Affairs, and as a Senior Legal Advisor to the Parliament (Transitional National Assembly) between 2000 and 2003.

The Office of the Ombudsman acts as a link between the citizen, public and private institutions in preventing and fighting injustice, corruption and other related offenses.

The new NIRDA Director-General, Birame, was a senior lecturer at the University of Rwanda (UR) in the College of Science and Technology, School of Science Department of Chemistry.

The post fell vacant in December last year when the former Director-General, Kampeta Pitchette Sayinzoga was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD).

The cabinet also appointed six commissioners of Rwanda Revenue Authority(RRA) including; Felicien Mwumvaneza in Customs Service, Rosine Uwamariya in Internal Audit and Integrity, Felix Majyambere in Legal Services and Board Affairs, Innocent Murasi in Strategy and Risk Analysis, Jean Pierre Hitimana in Finance and Louise Kalisa Ingabire, Commissioner for Technology and Digital Transformation.

At Rwanda Heritage Academy which was specified as Inteko y’Umuco, a new institution which apparently brings on board the academy of language and culture and the national museums, Amb. Robert Masozera, was appointed Director General.
He was actually the director general of Institute of National Museums of Rwanda.

Dr. Jean Claude Uwizeyimana, a linguist and lecturer at University of Rwanda was appointed Deputy Director General at the Rwanda Heritage Academy.

Meanwhile, Solange Tetero and Aimable Twahirwa who is well-known in the local music industry have been appointed Director Generals of Youth Empowerment, and Culture Promotion in the Ministry of Youth and Culture respectively.

The cabinet meeting made a step further towards nuclear energy with the approval of a presidential order relating to accession of Rwanda to the convention on early notification of nuclear accident adopted in Vienna on September 26th, 1986.

They also approved the presidential order ratifying the amendment to the convention on physical protection of nuclear material adopted in Vienna on July 8th, 1997.

The cabinet did not make any change on the measures to prevent COVID-19, but, at a time a new wave of infection is looming, they reminded the general public not to loosen.

Nirere Madeleine has been appointed as the new Ombudsman
Dr. Christian Sekomo Birame has been appointed to head the National Institute for Industrial Research and Development (NIRDA).
Amb. Robert Masozera, was appointed Director General at Rwanda Heritage Academy