Ministry of Defence (Rwanda)

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The Rwandan Ministry of Defence (Kinyarwanda: Minisiteri y'Ingabo[1]; French: Ministère de la Défense) is in charge of the Rwanda Defence Force. The Minister of Defence is responsible for the conduct and implementation of defence programmes. The current Minister of Defence is Gen. James Kabarebe[2] since 2010. Lt.-Col. Innocent Gashugi is Permanent Secretary. Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba is Chief of Defence Staff.

History[edit]

List of Ministers of Defence[edit]

No. Name Took office Left office Years served President
serving under
1 Calliope Mulindahabi 1962 1965 3 Grégoire Kayibanda
2 Juvénal Habyarimana 1965 1991 26
Juvénal Habyarimana
3 Maj.-Gen. Augustin Ndindiliyimana 1991 1992 1
4 James Gasana 1992 1993 1
5 Augustin Bizimana 1993 1994 1
Théodore Sindikubwabo
6 Maj.-Gen. Paul Kagame 1994 2000 6 Pasteur Bizimungu
7 Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Habyarimana 2000 2002 2 Paul Kagame
8 Gen. Marcel Gatsinzi 2002 2010 8
9 Gen. James Kabarebe 2010 incumbent 5

Source: Ministry of Defence, Republic of Rwanda. [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "bidding_notice.pdf." (Archive) Ministry of Defence. Retrieved on 26 February 2013.
  2. ^ Reuters (3 September 2012). "Congo asks UN to sanction Rwanda officials for rebel support". deferenceweb.co.za. Retrieved 4 September 2012. 
  3. ^ Ministry of Defence (MOD), Republic of Rwanda. "The Minister". Retrieved 2012-10-17. 

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