KIGALI - Pascal Bizimana Rugemintwari has been appointed the new Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Justice replacing Esperance Nyirasafari.
The appointment was made Wednesday during a cabinet meeting, which also announced major changes in top government institutions.
Antoine Ruvebana takes over as Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness and Refugee Affairs while Caroline Kayonga was transferred the newly merged Ministry of Natural Resources.
Edward Kalisa, the former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth was appointed the Permanent Secretary in the newly merged Ministry of Youth, Sports and Culture.
Col. Alloys G. Muganga, the former commandant of Rwanda Military Academy Gako in Eastern Province was appointed Defence Liaison Officer at the East African Community, while former Police boss, Brig. Gen. Andrew Rwigamba, takes over the post of Director General in charge of Foreign Military Relations and Cooperation at the Ministry of Defence.
Others are Dr. Alphonse Ngagi, the Chair of the Board of Directors at The National Institute of Legal Practice and Development (ILPD), while Prof. Nick Johnson was named the Rector.
The Cabinet also appointed Prof. Shem Martin Ndabikunze as the Director General of Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Dr. Dafrose Gahakwa was named the Deputy Director General of Rwanda Agriculture Research Institute (ISAR).
Dr. Theogene Rutagwenda, the former Director General Rwanda Animal Resources Development Authority (RARDA) was appointed as the Director General of Animal Resources in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources.
Alex Kanyankore, the former Director General of the Coffee Development Authority (OCIR-CAFÉ) was named the Director General National Agriculture Export Board.
Joy Ntare is Rwanda’s representative to the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI).