Cabinet of Rwanda

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The Cabinet of Rwanda consists of the Prime Minister, Ministers, Ministers of State and other members nominated by the President. Members of Cabinet are selected from political organisations based on the number of seats they hold in the Chamber of Deputies, but members of Cabinet cannot themselves belong to the Chamber.[1]

Gender balance[edit]

The cabinet in 2018 is 50% women making Rwanda, with Ethiopia, the only two African countries with gender equality in their governments. President Paul Kagame reduced the number of cabinet members from 31 to 26 in October 2018.[2]

Members of Cabinet[edit]

Office Ministry Incumbent Date of entry into office
President Office of the President of Rwanda Paul Kagame March 2000
Prime Minister OPM Edouard Ngirente[3] August 2017
Minister of Local Government Minaloc Anastase Shyaka[4] October 2018[5]
Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources Minagri Gérardine Mukeshimana[3] July 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Minaffet Richard Sezibera[4] October 2018
Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Minecofin Uzziel Ndagijimana[6] April 2018
Minister of Defence MOD Albert Murasira[4] October 2018
Minister of Justice and Attorney-General Minijust Johnston Busingye[3] May 2013
Minister of Health MOH Diane Gashumba[3] October 2016
Minister in the Office of the President Minipresirep Judith Uwizeye[3] August 2017
Minister of Cabinet Affairs Minicaaf Marie-Solange Kayisire[3] August 2017
Minister of Trade and Industry Minicom Soraya Hakuziyaremye[4] October 2018
Minister of Education Mineduc Eugène Mutimura[3] December 2017[7]
Minister of Infrastructure Mininfra Claver Gatete April 2018[8]
Minister for Environment Minirena Vincent Biruta[9] August 2017
Minister of Sports and Culture Minispoc Esperance Nyirasafari[4] October 2018
Minister of ICT & Innovation Minict Paula Ingabire[4] October 2018
Minister of Youth Miniyouth Rosemary Mbabazi[3] August 2017
Minister of Public Service and Labour Mifotra Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa[3] August 2017
Minister of Gender and Family Promotion Migeprof Solina Nyirahabimana[4] October 2018
Minister of Emergency Management Minema Germaine Kamayirese[4] October 2018
Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board RDB Clare Akamanzi[3] February 2017[10]
Permanent Representative to the United Nations Minaffet Valentine Rugwabiza October 2016

Ministers of State[edit]

Office Incumbent Date of entry into office
Minister of State for Agriculture (Minagri) Fulgence Nsengiyumva[3] 2016
Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Mineduc) Olivier Rwamukwaya[3] 2016
Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education (Mineduc) Isaac Munyakazi[3] 2016
Minister of State for Local Government Responsible for Social Affairs (Minaloc) Alvera Mukabaramba[3] October 2011
Minister of State for Local Government Responsible for Socio-Economic Development (Minaloc) Cyriaque Harelimana August 2017
Minister of State for Justice Responsible for Constitutional Affairs (Minijust) Evode Uwizeyimana 2016
Minister of State for Infrastructure responsible for Energy and Water (Mininfra) TBA[3] October 2018
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and EAC affairs (Minaffet) Olivier Nduhungirehe[3] August 2017
Minister of State for Infrastructure in charge of Transportation (Mininfra) Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye[3] August 2017
Minister of State for Health in charge of Public Health and Primary Healthcare (MOH) Patrick Ndimubanzi[3] 24 July 2014
Minister of State for Finance in charge of Economic Planning (Minecofin) Uzziel Ndagijimana[3] 24 July 2014


  1. ^ "Constitution of Rwanda" (PDF). Retrieved 4 April 2014.
  2. ^ The Associated Press (19 October 2018). "Rwanda Names 50 Percent Female Cabinet, Following Ethiopia". The New York Times Quoting The Associated Press. New York City. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Jean de la Croix Tabaro (18 October 2018). "Rwanda Gets New 50-50 Gender Cabinet, Fewer Ministers". Kigali: KTPress. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
  5. ^ Minaloc (24 July 2014). "Minaloc Gets A New Minister, Honorable Francis Kaboneka". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc). Retrieved 6 September 2017.
  6. ^ "Musoni fired". Retrieved 2018-04-07.
  7. ^ "Dr. Papias Musafiri Malimba and Philbert Nsengimana have been removed from Cabinet". APV. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
  8. ^ Niyonzima, Oswald (12 April 2018). "New Infrastructure Minister Vows To Crackdown Recruitment Malpractices". Kigali: KTPress Rwanda. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  9. ^ Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
  10. ^ Aine, Kim (14 February 2017). "Clare Akamanzi Named Rwanda Development Board". Kampala: Chimpreports Uganda. Retrieved 3 September 2017.

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