He takes over this role from Prof. Manasseh Nshuti, who has been appointed as a Senior Advisor in the President’s Office, in charge of special assignments.
Kabarebe, a retired four-star General who officially retired in August, previously held significant positions including Minister of Defence, Chief of Defence Staff of the RDF, and Senior Presidential Advisor on Defence and Security.
Francis Gatare has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), succeeding Clare Akamanzi.
Akamanzi had assumed the same position from Gatare in 2017, who had served in that capacity since 2014 before becoming the CEO of the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board (RMB).
Gatare was subsequently appointed as the Senior Economic Advisor in the President’s Office in 2021.
Yvonne Umulisa has been appointed as the Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister. Prior to this, Umulisa had served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Public Investments and Privatization, which was dissolved in August.
Additionally, Alphonse Rukaburandekwe has been appointed as the new Director General of the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA), while Bonny Musefano has taken on the role of First Counsellor at the Rwandan Embassy in Tokyo, Japan.