Doctor Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo has this afternoon been voted as the new Rwanda Senate President with 20 votes out of 4 votes from his opponent Teddy Gacinya.
The remaining two posts of senate vice presidents were taken by former Prime Minister Bernard Makuza and Jeanne d’Arc Gakuba the ex- Kigali City Vice Mayor in charge of social affairs.
The lower chamber of parliament also had its elections to replace the two vacant positions of the deputy speakers.
The two posts were earlier held by Polisi Deni who resigned claiming personal reasons and Ntawukuriryayo who has just been appointed new senate president.
Both members of lower chamber of parliament Evariste Karisa and Marie Josee Kankera replaced the two on the posts of vice speakers.
In related development, Dr Alvera Mukabaramba, has been appointed a new State Minister in charge of social affairs and community development in the Ministry of local government (MINALOC), replacing Marie Christine Nyatanyi who passed away recently.
Emma Francoise Isumbangabo was also appointed as the State Minister for Energy and Water replacing Eng.Collette Ruhamya in the Ministry of Infrastructure.
Mukabaramba once a presidential aspirant under the Progress and Concord Party (PPC) had just completed her senate mandate while Isumbangabo was a lecturer in ISAE – Busogo in the Northern Province.