Cabinet names new envoys

KIGALI - A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame, yesterday approved new appointments in a number of government agencies, and foreign missions.
L-R : DEPLOYED: Monseignor John Rucyahana became NURC President ; RDB COO, Claire Akamanzi
L-R : DEPLOYED: Monseignor John Rucyahana became NURC President ; RDB COO, Claire Akamanzi

KIGALI - A Cabinet meeting chaired by President Paul Kagame, yesterday approved new appointments in a number of government agencies, and foreign missions.

François Xavier Ngarambe was appointed Rwanda’s Ambassador to China while Immaculée Uwanyirigira was appointed new envoy to Holland.

In the newly restructured Rwanda Development Board (RDB) Clare Akamanzi, who has been the Deputy CEO in charge of Business Operations, was appointed the Chief Operating Officer (COO) while James Kamanzi was named Chief Financial Officer (CFO).

In the breakdown of the departments to directorates, Patrick Nyirishema remains the Head of Information Technology, Pipien Hakizabera becomes the Head of Trade and Manufacturing.

Rica Rwigamba takes over as Head of Tourism and Conservation, while Daniel Ufitikirezi is the head of the new Asset and Investment Management section.

Paul Kayoboke was named Head of the Human Capital and Institutional Development in the same agency.

In the judiciary, JMV Hitimana was appointed the vice president of the High Court Benoït Gakwaya Gatete was appointed the president of the Commercial High Court while Emmanuel Kamere was made his vice president.

Rt. Rev John Rucyahana, who recently retired as the Bishop of Shyira Diocese, has bounced back as the president of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission.

Jean Claude Mvuyikongo was also appointed the Director General of the regional power outlet SINELAC while Felix Gakuba becomes the Energy Director under the regional body, CEPGL.

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