|Years active||2016 — present|
|Known for||Politics, Public service|
Cabinet Minister of Sports and Culture in the|
Cabinet of Rwanda
Espérance Nyirasafari is a lawyer and politician in Rwanda, who has served as the cabinet minister at the Ministry of Sports and Culture, effective 18 October 2018. Before that, from 5 October 2016 until 18 october 2018, she was the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion] (Migeprof).
Background and education
In 2009, she served as the permanent secretary in the Rwanda ministry of justice. At the time of her ministerial appointment, on 5 October 2016, she is reported to have been a member of the Rwandan Parliament. She replaced Diane Gashumba as minister at Migeprof, who became the Rwanda Minister of Health. In the cabinet reshuffle of 31 August 2017, Espérance Nyirasafari retained her portfolio at Migeprof. As cabinet minister, she advocates mutual respect among married couples to promote family harmony.
In a cabinet reshuffle on 18 October 2018, Espérance Nyirasafari was appointed Cabinet Minister of Sports and Culture.
Espérance Nyirasafari is a married mother.
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