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Rwandan president appoints minister

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1 Sep 2021 8:39 AM GMT
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Rwandan President,  Paul Kagame, has appointed Jean Damascene Bizimana, Minister of  the newly created Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement. This is contained in a  statement issued Tuesday by the Prime Minister’s office. Until Tuesday,  Bizimana was the executive secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), where he was appointed in […]

Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, has appointed Jean Damascene Bizimana, Minister of the newly created Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement.

This is contained in a statement issued Tuesday by the Prime Minister’s office.

Until Tuesday, Bizimana was the executive secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), where he was appointed in 2015.

The new ministry created in July, was to focus on national unity, preservation of historical memory, and promoting citizenship education.

The unity of Rwandans had been a focus of the government since the stopping of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Kagame, meanwhile, dropped the Minister of Justice, Johnston Busingye and named him the new Rwandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the statement indicated.

He had occupied the ministry for eight years. Busingye replaced Yamina Karitanyi, who became the new chief executive officer of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board. Karitanyi had been appointed envoy to the UK in 2015.

In other appointments, Kagame appointed Fidele Ndahayo, as the chief executive officer of Rwanda Atomic Energy Board.

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