President Paul Kagame has appointed Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi as Minister of Local Governmenr (MINALOC) replacing Prof. Anastase Shyaka who has been at the Ministry for the last two years.
Until his appointment, Gatabazi was governor of the Northern Province. To this post, Kagame appointed Dancilla Nyirarugero who is new among governors.
Minister Soraya Hakuziyaremye has been appointed Deputy Governor of National Bank of Rwanda replacing Dr. Monique Nsanzabaganwa who was elected Deputy Secretary-General of the African Union Commission last month.
The president further appointed Beata Habyarimana as the new Minister of Trade and Industry(Minicom) to replace Soraya who has been serving in the capacity of Minister at Minicom since October 2018.
“I am deeply honored for the trust His Excellency @Paulkagame has bestowed in my person for this responsibility. I pledge to serve our country with dedication and to the best of my ability under your leadership,” Beata Habyarimana wrote on her Twitter handle shortly after the appointment.
More appointments in the system of local government also affected provincial governors with the reintroduction of Emmanuel Gasana as governor of Eastern Province replacing Fred Mufuluke.
In Western Province, Francois Habitegeko was promoted Governor. He was mayor of Nyaruguru district of southern province until his appointment where he replaces long-serving Alphonse Munyantwari.
Habitegeko’s Nyaruguru is allegedly one of a few districts of the country that are nearing universal access to electricity.
In Nyaruguru, Kibeho, the Holly land of the Catholic church is a quick-growing pilgrimage hub.
Meanwhile, Alice Kayitesi was re-appointed governor of Southern Province. She is former mayor of Kamonyi district.
In other institutions, Odette Yankurije, Deputy Ombudsman in charge of preventing and fighting injustice saw her term renewed.
Also renewed was a term of three commissioners in the National Commission for Human Rights namely Jean Marie Vianney Makombe, Marie Sylvie Kawera and Aurelie Gahongayire.