Francine Tumushime

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Francine Tumushime
Born Rwanda
Residence Kigali, Rwanda
Nationality Rwandan
Citizenship Rwandan
Occupation Politician
Years active 2008 — present
Known for Politics
Title Cabinet Minister of Lands and Forestry, Cabinet of Rwanda

Francine Tumushime, is a Rwandan politician who serves as the cabinet minister of Lands and Forestry (Minilaf), since 31 August 2017. Honorable Francine TUMUSHIME was appointed as the Minister of Land and Forestry since August 30th 2017, with a mission to ensure sustainable protection, conservation and development of lands and forestry sectors.[1]


Tumusiime is a Rwandan citizen who has been part of the Rwandan civil service as early as 2012. Eng. Francine TUMUSHIME holds a Master‘s Degree in Business Administration, with a specialization in ‘Project Management from Maastricht School of Management, in Netherlands. She also has Engineering Degree in Agriculture and “Diplôme de Candidature” in science from the National University of Burundi

Eng. Francine TUMUSHIME speaks Kinyarwanda; French; English and Swahili. [2]


Prior her appointment to the Cabinet, Eng. Francine TUMUSHIME served as the Coordinator of World Bank Single Projects Implementation Unit in the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources. She also served for more than years as National Coordinator of IFAD funded project in Charge of promoting Rural Small and Micro-Enterprises under The Ministry of Trade and Industry.

For more than 10 years, Eng. Francine Tumushime has worked as well with public and development partners funded projects and programmes in the area of agriculture, natural resources, rural development and social protection among others.

In addition, Eng. Francine Tumushime served on the Boards of Directors of a number of Government Institutions Including Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA), Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) and Rwanda Agriculture Development Authority (RADA.

Since 2012,[2] until March 2016,[3] Hon. Francine Tumushime served as the Director General in charge of Community Development and Social Affairs in the Ministry of Local Government(Minaloc).[4][5] When she left Minaloc on 3 May 2016, she was replaced by Sheikh Hassa Bahame.[3]

On 31 August 2017, she was sworn in as the cabinet minister of lands and forestry.[6] The lands and forestry docket was created out of the ministry of natural resources, in August 2017, making the ministry of environment an independent docket of its own and disbanding the ministry of natural resources.[7]

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  1. ^ Kagire, Edmund (31 August 2017). "Women make up more than half of Kagame's new Cabinet". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b Ashdown, Nick (4 June 2013). "The Batwa: Rwanda's Invisible People". Winnipeg: (Intercontinental Cry). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Minaloc News (3 May 2016). "Strive for Excellence; Don't Misuse The Opportunity - Honourable Kaboneka". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc). Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  4. ^ Mugisha, John (8 February 2014). "Rape victims live with 'shame' of genocide". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  5. ^ Eric Didier Karinganire (11 March 2013). "Rwanda: Officials Challenged to Own Social Protection Programs". Rwanda Focus via Kigali. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  6. ^ Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 2 September 2017.
  7. ^ Tashobya, Athan (2 September 2017). "Kagame appoints more leaders". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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