RURA, WASAC, BDF get new bosses

On 15 December 2020 at 08:55

The cabinet meeting held yesterday chaired by President Paul Kagame has made new appointments that saw many institutions including Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA), Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) and Business Development Fund (BDF) getting new bosses.

The cabinet meeting appointed Dr Ernest Nsabimana the Director General of RURA. Dr. Ernest previously served as Vice Mayor in charge of Urbanization and Infrastructure at the City of Kigali.

He replaces Lt Col Patrick Nyirishema who has held the position for six years since July 2014.

Alfred Dusenge Byigero has been appointed to replace Aimé Muzola as the CEO of WASAC. He has before served as the Deputy Director General of RURA between 2012 and 2017. He also headed Energy Company in Mauritius.

WASAC performance has been raising concerns over resources mismanagement. who held office in September 2017.

Vincent Munyeshyaka who once served as the Minister of Trade and Industry has been appointed the CEO of BDF while Rosalie Semigabo has been appointed to deputize him.

Félix Nshimyumuremyi was also appointed the CEO of Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) while Noël Nsanzineza deputizes him. Nshimyumuremyi Félix previously served as the Director of Road Safety and Environment Unit at Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) while Nsanzineza was the Acting CEO of RHA.

The post of RHA CEO has been vacant for long following the arrest of former head Serubibi Eric accused of public funds mismanagement.

Dr Rose Mukankomeje, the former Executive Director of Higher Education Council (HEC) has been appointed Director General of the institution.

In the Financial Intelligence Center, Jeanne Pauline Gashumba has been appointed Director General, Jean Bosco Murenzi is the new Head of Compliance and Prevention Department while Jean Marie Nyirurugo has been appointed Head of Monitoring and Analysis Department.

Among others, Paul Umukunzi, has been appointed Director General of Rwanda TVET Board (RTB). Other institutions like the Ministry of Health have got new appointees in various departments.