Cabinet meeting decisions – 29/07/2019

By IGIHE
On 30 July 2019 at 09:57

On Monday 29th July 2019, His Excellency Paul KAGAME, the President of the Republic of Rwanda chaired an extraordinary Cabinet meeting at Village Urugwiro.

1. The Cabinet meeting approved minutes of its previous meeting held on 24/06/2019.

2. The Cabinet meeting was briefed on the following: o Additional sources of funding for the Community-Based Health Insurance Scheme;

o Imihigo 2019/2020 institutions’ performance contracts preparation and key outputs.

3. The Cabinet meeting approved the rationalization of public institutions as means to strengthen capacity and improve service delivery across public institutions. The meeting also approved relocation of some public institutions to secondary cities.

4. The Cabinet meeting approved the following draft laws: o Draft law establishing the general statute governing public servants;

o Draft law approving the ratification of the Loan Agreement between the Republic of Rwanda and African Development Fund for Scaling up Electricity Access Program II;

o Draft law approving the ratification of the Financing Agreement between the Republic of Rwanda and the International Agriculture Development Fund for Kayonza irrigation and integrated watershed management project; o Draft law governing metrology in Rwanda to promote equitable measurement and standardisation;

o Draft law establishing Rwanda Water Resources Board to ensure proper coordination and efficient management of water resources;

o Draft law establishing Rwanda Forestry Authority to ensure proper management of forestry resources;

o Draft law amending the law governing persons and family to facilitate better services of civil registration;

o Draft law approving the ratification of the treaty establishing the African Medicines Agency to ensure regulation of medicines and medical products on the African continent;

o Draft law establishing Akagera National Park.

5. The Cabinet meeting approved the following Presidential orders:

o Presidential order determining the number of councilors of the National Council for Science and Technology, their term of office and modalities of replacement;

o Presidential order determining the salaries and fringe benefits for career prosecutors, inspectors, secretary general and assistants to prosecutors.

6. The Cabinet meeting approved the following Prime Minister’s orders:

o Prime Minister’s Order transferring a land from the State public domain to its private domain for investment;

o Prime Minister’s order determining organizational structure of the National Public Prosecution Authority;

o Prime Minister’s order determining salaries and fringe benefits for other support staff of the National Public Prosecution Authority;

o Prime Minister’s order granting a leave of absence for non-specific period to Mr. KAYIRANGA RUKUMBI Bernard who was a Civil Litigation/Senior State Attorney in the Ministry of Justice;

o Prime Minister’s order granting a leave of absence for non-specific period to Dr. MUHAYIMPUNDU RIBAKARE who was Director of HIV-AIDS Care and Treatment Unit in Rwanda Biomedical Centre.

7. The Cabinet meeting approved the following Ministerial order:

o Ministerial order determining the standard size of a plot of land meant for the construction of buildings.

8. The Cabinet Meeting approved the agrément of the following Ambassadors/High Commissioners designated to represent their respective countries to Rwanda:

o Dr. Thomas KURZ: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali;

o Mr. Glad Chembe MUNTHALI: High Commissioner of the Republic of Malawi to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania;

o Mrs. Marie-Antoinette Zitane ROSE-QUATRE: High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Seychelles to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Pretoria, South Africa;

o Mr. Doudou SOW: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Senegal to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali, Rwanda.

9. The Cabinet meeting made the following appointments:

o Rwanda Meteorology Agency Board of Directors:

- Dr. MBARUSHIMANA KAGABO Désiré: Chairperson;

- Mrs. TUSHABE Rachael: Vice Chairperson;

- Cpt. GAKOMATI Justin: Member;

- Mr. HUGUES Mike: Member;

- Mr. NUWAMANYA Emmanuel: Member;

- Dr. MUCYO Sylvie: Member;

- Mr. NGENDAHIMANA Pascal: Member.

o Rwanda Governance Board (RGB)

- Dr. KAYITESI Usta: Chief Executive Officer;

- Dr. NIBISHAKA Emmanuel: Deputy Chief Executive Officer.

o Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC)

- Dr. NSANZIMANA Sabin: Director General;

- Ms. UMUTONI Angela: Director of avian flu and other highly pathogenic diseases unit;

- Ms. BALISANGA NYIRAMAZAYIRE Helène: Director of food and water borne diseases unit.

o Local Administration Development Agency (LODA)

Ms. NYINAWAGAGA Claudine Marie Solange: Director General.

o Muhabura Multichoice Ltd

Ms. NKUNDA Laetitia: Director General.

o National Commission for Human Rights

- Mr. SINYIGAYA Silas: Vice Chairperson;

- Mr. RWAMUKWAYA Olivier: Secretary General.

o Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA)

- BAGANIZI Patrick Emile: Deputy Director General;

- Ms. RUTERA Rose: Transport Services Division Manager;

- Mr. BIZUMUREMYI Jean Damascene: National Urban Roads Division Manager;

- Mr. MWISENEZA Maxime Marius: Districts and Feeder Roads Division Manager.

o Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM)

- Mr. NIWENSHUTI Richard: Coordinator of the Single Project Implementation Unity (SPIU);

- Mr. KAMUGISHA Samuel: Director General of Industry and Entrepreneurship Department.

o Ministry of Environment (MoE)

- Ir. MANYIFIKA Marc: Director General of Land, Water and Forestry Department;

- Ms. NISHIMWE Marie Grace: Chairperson of the Institute of Real Property Valuers (IRPV) Regulatory Council.

o Office of the Prime Minister (PRIMATURE)

- Ms. MUTESI Charity: Advisor to the Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs;

- Government Action Coordination Unit Policy Analysts:

Mr. MUSONERA Germain;

Mr. KARANGWA Ngoma Martial;

Ms MUKIZA Odile;

Ms NSANZA Joselyne.

o Ministry of Health (MoH)

Mr. MUTANGANA Simon: Director of administration and human resources unit.

o Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion (MIGEPROF)

Mr. HAKIZIMANA Alphonse: Director of administration and finance unit.

o Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN)

Ms. BEZA Christine: Director of administration and human resources unit.

o National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA)

- Mr. NZEYIMANA Celestin: Director of ICT unit;

- Mr. MUNYAZIBONEYE Emmanuel: Director of administration and finance unit.

o Rwanda Forensic Laboratory (RFL)

Mr. KAREMERA K. John: Director of microbiology unit.

o Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA)

Mr. BUCYANA Emmy: Director of information management systems and ICT unit.

o Rwanda Polytechnic Higher Learning Institution (RP/IPRC-KIGALI)

Mr. NSENGIYAREMYE Christophe: Director of planning unit.

10. AOBs

o The Minister of Sports and Culture informed the Cabinet the following:

- Celebration of Umuganura 2019 will be organized on Friday 2nd August, 2019 under the theme “Umuganura isôoko y’ubumwe n’ishingiro ryo kwigira”. During the month of August, celebrations will be organised at national, district, village, family, schools and diaspora levels. At national level, celebrations will be held in Nyanza District;

- In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, from 16th August to 16th September 2019, a cultural month shall be organised to educate students on culture, values, taboo and activities connected to Rwandan culture. At national level, the launch is planned on 16th August 2019 in Nyarugenge District at Ecole Privée Marie Auxiliatrice, Rugunga.

o The Minister of Finance and Economic Planning informed the Cabinet the following:

- Rwanda will host annual meetings of the Association of African Central Banks from 28th July to 1st August 2019 at Kigali Convention Center, under the theme: “Rising African sovereign debt: implications for monetary policy and financial stability”;

- Rwanda will host the Alliance for Financial Inclusion Global Policy Forum from 9th to 13th September 2019 at Kigali Convention Center, under the theme: “Using Technology for the Inclusion of Women and Youth”.

o The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources informed the Cabinet the following:

- The African Food Security Leadership Dialogue will be held from 5th to 6th August 2019 at Kigali Convention Center, in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, World Bank, International Fund for Agricultural Development, the African Development Bank, and the Food and Agriculture Organization. This dialogue aims at initiating a high-level partnership platform for strengthening coordination to achieve food and nutrition security in Africa;

- Rwanda will host the African Potato Association conference from 26th to 29th August 2019 at Marriott Hotel, under the theme “Leveraging potato and sweet potato’s contribution to sustainable and nutritious food system”.

o The Minister of Education informed the Cabinet that Rwanda will participate in the 19th Edition of the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Association (FEASSSA) in Arusha, Tanzania from 15th to 24th August 2019. The competition will gather 2,450 students from Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Burundi, Tanzania, and South Sudan.

This communiqué was signed by
Marie Solange KAYISIRE Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs


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