Kagame appoints four senators

By IGIHE
On 21 September 2019 at 02:36

Based on powers granted by the constitution as amended in 2015, President Paul Kagame has appointed four senators among eight he is supposed to delegate. These include Dr. Iyamuremye Augustin, Nyirasafari Espérance, Habiyakare François and Dr. Mukabaramba Alvera.

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.

Esperance Nyirasafari is the former Sports and Culture Minister
Dr. Mukabaraba has been the State Minister for social affairs at the Ministry of Local Government
Dr.Iyamuremye has been serving as the Chairperson of Rwanda Elders Advisory Council
Francois Habiyakare has been working at the Public Service Commission

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