Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame , on Wednesday, July 14 made several new appointments in senior government positions during a cabinet meeting. Among the new appointees are officials in the Office of the President where Irene Zirimwabagabo has been named Principle Private Secretary and deputised by Keuria Sangwa.
Viviane Mukakizima will serve as Director General of Communications while Stephanie Nyombayire was appointed Deputy Principle Private Secretary in charge of communications.
One of Rwanda’s longest-serving permanent secretaries Samuel Mulindwa, will be replaced by Karakye, who previously served as Head of the Government Action Coordination Unit (GACU) at the Office of Prime Minister. Yvan Butera was appointed as the Deputy Secretary General in Human Resources for Health Secretariat in the Ministry of Health.
Other new appointees include Charles Karakye as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Lt Col Regis R. Sankara named Executive Office Security Liaison and Juliana Muganza appointed as policy co-ordinator in the same office.
Ningabire replaces Michel Minega Sebera who was recently named the new Minister Counsellor in the Embassy of Rwanda to the Kingdom of Netherlands.
In Ministry of Trade and Industry Yves Bernard Ningabire was named the new Permanent Secretary.
The cabinet meeting also approved Major General Richard Mutayoba Makanzu as high commissioner of Tanzania to Rwanda, with residence in Kigali.
Several officials were also appointed in the Ministry of Local Government including Bob Gakire who has been acting as Executive Secretary for Southern Province who returned to the ministry as Director General in charge of governance and decentralisation.