Gen. Marcel Gatsinzi to head new ministry

KIGALI - General Marcel Gatsinzi has been appointed to the new post of Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugee Affairs. Gen Gatsinzi was until last week the Minister of Defence before being replaced by General James Kabarebe, former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).
L-R : Former Minister of Defence Gen.Marcel Gatsinzi ; PROMOTED; Ceasar Kayizari was elevated to Lt. General (File Photo)
L-R : Former Minister of Defence Gen.Marcel Gatsinzi ; PROMOTED; Ceasar Kayizari was elevated to Lt. General (File Photo)

KIGALI - General Marcel Gatsinzi has been appointed to the new post of Minister of Disaster Preparedness and Refugee Affairs.

Gen Gatsinzi was until last week the Minister of Defence before being replaced by General James Kabarebe, former Chief of Defence Staff (CDS).

According to official sources, Major General Caesar Kayizari, the new Army Chief of Staff, has been promoted to Lieutenant General. Kayizari takes over the post of Lt Gen Charles Kayonga who was elevated to CDS.

The recent appointments in the army also saw the former Air force Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen Charles Muhire appointed Reserve Force Commander. Col. Joseph Damari is the acting Air Force Chief of staff.

All the new ministers and new appointments in the military will be sworn in today afternoon in Parliament.

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