Kagame reshuffles Cabinet President Kagame

KIGALI. –  Rwandan President Paul Kagame made a Cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday night, dropping some ministers and appointing new ones.

According to a statement released by the Office of the Prime Minister, Olivier Nduhungirehe, Rwandan ambassador to the Netherlands, was named the new minister of foreign affairs and international cooperation, replacing Vincent Biruta, who was appointed minister of interior.

Yusuf Murangwa, director general of the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR), was named the new minister of finance and economic planning. Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, minister of environment, was appointed minister of public service and labor, while Valentine Uwamariya, minister of gender and family promotion, was appointed minister of environment.

The reshuffle also saw the president appoint a new minister of gender and family promotion, a new prosecutor general, a new commissioner general of the Rwanda Revenue Authority, and a new director general of the NISR. Alfred Gasana, minister of interior, was proposed as the Rwandan ambassador to the Netherlands.

Kagame made this Cabinet reshuffle ahead of the Rwandan presidential and parliamentary elections scheduled for July 14 to 15. – Xinhua

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