Cabinet of Rwanda
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.
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.
Members of Cabinet
|Office||Ministry||Incumbent||Date of entry into office|
|President||Office of the President of Rwanda||Paul Kagame||March 2000|
|Prime Minister||OPM||Edouard Ngirente||August 2017|
|Minister of Local Government||Minaloc||Anastase Shyaka||October 2018|
|Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources||Minagri||Gérardine Mukeshimana||July 2014|
|Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation||Minaffet||Richard Sezibera||October 2018|
|Minister of Finance and Economic Planning||Minecofin||Uzziel Ndagijimana||April 2018|
|Minister of Defence||MOD||Albert Murasira||October 2018|
|Minister of Justice and Attorney-General||Minijust||Johnston Busingye||May 2013|
|Minister of Health||MOH||Diane Gashumba||October 2016|
|Minister in the Office of the President||Minipresirep||Judith Uwizeye||August 2017|
|Minister of Cabinet Affairs||Minicaaf||Marie-Solange Kayisire||August 2017|
|Minister of Trade and Industry||Minicom||Soraya Hakuziyaremye||October 2018|
|Minister of Education||Mineduc||Eugène Mutimura||December 2017|
|Minister of Infrastructure||Mininfra||Claver Gatete||April 2018|
|Minister for Environment||Minirena||Vincent Biruta||August 2017|
|Minister of Sports and Culture||Minispoc||Esperance Nyirasafari||October 2018|
|Minister of ICT & Innovation||Minict||Paula Ingabire||October 2018|
|Minister of Youth||Miniyouth||Rosemary Mbabazi||August 2017|
|Minister of Public Service and Labour||Mifotra||Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa||August 2017|
|Minister of Gender and Family Promotion||Migeprof||Solina Nyirahabimana||October 2018|
|Minister of Emergency Management||Minema||Germaine Kamayirese||October 2018|
|Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development Board||RDB||Clare Akamanzi||February 2017|
|Permanent Representative to the United Nations||Minaffet||Valentine Rugwabiza||October 2016|
Ministers of State
|Office||Incumbent||Date of entry into office|
|Minister of State for Agriculture (Minagri)||Fulgence Nsengiyumva||2016|
|Minister of State for Technical and Vocational Education and Training (Mineduc)||Olivier Rwamukwaya||2016|
|Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education (Mineduc)||Isaac Munyakazi||2016|
|Minister of State for Local Government Responsible for Social Affairs (Minaloc)||Alvera Mukabaramba||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||October 2018|
|Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and EAC affairs (Minaffet)||Olivier Nduhungirehe||August 2017|
|Minister of State for Infrastructure in charge of Transportation (Mininfra)||Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye||August 2017|
|Minister of State for Health in charge of Public Health and Primary Healthcare (MOH)||Patrick Ndimubanzi||24 July 2014|
|Minister of State for Finance in charge of Economic Planning (Minecofin)||Uzziel Ndagijimana||24 July 2014|
- "Constitution of Rwanda" (PDF). Retrieved 4 April 2014.
- 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.
- Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
- Jean de la Croix Tabaro (18 October 2018). "Rwanda Gets New 50-50 Gender Cabinet, Fewer Ministers". Kigali: KTPress. Retrieved 18 October 2018.
- Minaloc (24 July 2014). "Minaloc Gets A New Minister, Honorable Francis Kaboneka". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc). Retrieved 6 September 2017.
- "Musoni fired". en.igihe.com. Retrieved 2018-04-07.
- "Dr. Papias Musafiri Malimba and Philbert Nsengimana have been removed from Cabinet". APV. 2017-12-07. Retrieved 2018-06-27.
- Niyonzima, Oswald (12 April 2018). "New Infrastructure Minister Vows To Crackdown Recruitment Malpractices". Kigali: KTPress Rwanda. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
- Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 19 October 2018.
- Aine, Kim (14 February 2017). "Clare Akamanzi Named Rwanda Development Board". Kampala: Chimpreports Uganda. Retrieved 3 September 2017.
- Out goes the Old Guard: New faces and experience in Kagame’s government As of 20 October 2018.