The aforementioned senators were appointed yesterday following the confirmation of 14 senators elected to represent the four provinces and the City of Kigali, public and private institutions of higher learning as well as political organizations.
Dr. Mukabaraba has been the State Minister for social affairs at the Ministry of Local Government, Esperance Nyirasafari is the former Sports and Culture Minister, Francois Habiyakare has been working at the Public Service Commission while Dr.Iyamuremye has been serving as the Chairperson of Rwanda Elders Advisory Council.
The nomination follows senatorial elections in other spheres to pick candidates to fill up the 26-seat upper chamber of parliament.
Rwandan Senate comprises of 26 members with the President appointing 8 Senators while 12 Senators are elected at the provincial local government level.
Four Senate members are sent by Political Parties through their forum while two are elected by public and private institutions of higher learning.
Kagame will appoint more senators after one year.
Ashingiye ku Itegeko Nshinga rya Repubulika y'u Rwanda
ryo mu 2003 ryavuguruwe mu 2015, cyane cyane mu ngingo yaryo ya 80 igika cya mbere, agace ka 2, n'igika cya 5, none ku wa 20/9/2019,
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— Government of Rwanda (@RwandaGov) September 20, 2019