The changes were made yesterday pursuant to the provisions of Rwanda’s constitution of 2003 as amended in 2015 especially in article 116.
Before the new appointments, three of four positions which had no replacements following previous appointments got successors.
These positions include the Ministry of Sports and Culture, Esperance Nyirasafari, the State Minister for Social Affairs in the Ministry of Local Government, Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba who were appointed senators.
Others include Minister of State in Charge of Transport, Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye appointed ambassador to Singapore and Nadine Umutoni Gatsinzi, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion who was recently elected Kigali city vice mayor.
The cabinet reshuffle saw Kagame appointing Gen Patrick Nyamvumba,52,
to head the re-established Ministry of internal Security (phased out three years ago in 2016)
The latter was RDF CDS since 2013.
The Ministry of Sports and Culture was changed to the Ministry of Sports
Aurore Mimosa, the MD of Sonarwa Life Assurance Company Ltd has been appointed the Minister of Sports, created out of the former Ministry of Sports and Culture.
The segment of culture was merged with the Ministry of Youth, becoming the Ministry of Youth and Culture headed by Rose Mary Mbabazi who was the Minister of youth since 2017. Edouard Bamporiki, the former Chairman of National Itorero has been appointed the State Minister for Culture at the ministry.
Dr. Vincent Biruta, the former Minister of Environment has been appointed the Minister for Foreign Affairs replacing Dr. Richard Sezibera.
Dr. Biruta joined the cabinet since 2011.
He has been replaced by Dr. Jeanne D’Arc Mujawamariya who was previously Rwanda’s ambassador to Russia.
Nyirarukundo Ignatienne who was a member of the Lowe Chamber of Parliament has been appointed the State Minister for Social Affairs at the Ministry of Local Government.
Ingabire Assumpta has been appointed MIGEPROF Permanent Secretary while Dusengiyumva Samuel was appointed the Permanent Secretary in charge of social affairs at MINALOC.
Among others, Dr. Rose Mukankomeje (who once headed Rwanda Environment Management Authority) has been appointed the Chairman of the Higher Education Council (HEC), replacing Dr. Muvunyi Emmanuel.
Tito Rutaremara has been appointed the chairman of Rwanda’s Elders Advisory Council replacing Dr. Iyamuremye Augustin who was recently elected Senate president.
Marc Kabandana was also appointed a member of Elders Advisory Council.