Major rotation in top govt positions
Dr. Richard Sezibera was Saturday appointed the new Minister of Health in a mini cabinet reshuffle.
The former President’s Special Envoy to the Great Lakes replaces Dr Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo who was elected to Parliament last month and is now one of the two Deputy Speakers.
Amb. Joseph Mutaboba takes over from Sezibera as the Presidents Special Envoy. He was the Permanent Secretary (PS) in the Ministry of Internal Security.
Vincent Karega was transferred from the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM) to Natural Resources (MINIRENA) as the Minister of State in charge of Environment and Mining.
This post was formerly occupied by Munyanganizi Bikoro who is also now a Member of Parliament.
Coming in to fill Mutaboba’s seat in the internal security docket is Penelope Kantarama who until yesterday was the Governor of the Western Province.
A not-so-new face in the public sphere, Dr. Agnes Binagwaho, moves to the Health Ministry as the new PS to replace Caroline Kayonga who moves to MINIRENA in the same position.
Binagwaho’s former post of Executive Secretary of the National Aids Commission will be filled by Dr. Anita Asiimwe formerly head of the Treatment and Research AIDS Centre (TRAC).