Rwanda’s High Commissioner to Nigeria Joseph Habineza, alias Joe, has been reappointed to Cabinet as new Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi drops seven ministers.
In a new cabinet lineup unveiled this afternoon, the flamboyant Joe returns to the Sports and Culture ministry, only three years after he resigned.
He replaces Protais Mitali.
Agnes Kalibata (Agriculture), Stanislas Kamanzi (Natural Resources) and Jacqueline Muhongayire (East African Community Affairs), alongside Mitali, have been dropped in the cabinet shakeup.
Also dropped are state ministers Dr Anita Asiimwe (Primary and Public Health Care), Dr. Mathias Harebamungu (Primary and Secondary Education) and Emma Françoise Isumbingabo (Energy and Water).
New faces in Cabinet include Gérardine Mukeshimana (Agriculture), Francis Kaboneka (Local Government and Social Affairs), Francis Gatare (CEO, Rwanda Development Board), Patrick Ndimubanzi (Primary and Public Health Care), Uzziel Ndagijimana (State, Economic Planning), Tony Nsanganira (State, Agriculture) and Olivier Rwamukwaya (State, Primary and Secondary Education).
James Musoni moves from the local government docket to infrastructure, with Prof. Silas Lwakabamba moving from infrastructure to education and former education minister Dr Vincent Biruta taking over the natural resources portfolio.
Former RDB chief executive moves to the EAC affairs ministry.
FULL CABINET LIST
Agriculture and Animal Resources:
Stella Ford Mugabo
CEO, Rwanda Development Board, and Cabinet Minister:
Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs:
East African Community Affairs:
Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza
Prof. Silas Lwakabamba
Finance and Economic Planning:
Foreign Affairs and Cooperation:
Gender and Family Promotion in the Prime Minister’s Office:
Dr Agnès Binagwaho
Sheikh Mussa Fazil Harerimana
Local Government and Social Affairs:
Dr Vincent Biruta
Office of the President:
Public Service and Labour:
Sports and Culture:
Trade and Industry:
Youth and ICT:
Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture:
Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education:
Minister of State in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training:
Minister of State in charge of Cooperation:
Amb. Eugène-Richard Gasana
State Minister in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care:
Minister of State in charge of Energy and Water:
Minister of State in charge of Transport:
Dr Alexis Nzahabwanimana
Minister of State in charge of Mining:
Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs:
Dr Alivera Mukabaramba
Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning:
Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana