Rosemary Mbabazi

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Rosemary Mbabazi
Rosemary Mbabazi 2015.jpg
Born Rwanda
Residence Kigali, Rwanda
Nationality Rwandan
Citizenship Rwandan
Alma mater Makerere University
(Bachelor of Education)
Institution in the United Kingdom
(Master of Business Administration)
Occupation Politician, Businesswoman
Years active 2012 — present
Known for Politics
Title Cabinet Minister for Youth, in the Cabinet of Rwanda

Rosmary Mbabazi, is a businesswoman and politician in Rwanda, who has served as the Cabinet Minister for Youth in the Rwandan cabinet, since 31 August 2017.[1]

Background and education[edit]

Mbabazi holds a bachelors degree in Education, obtained from Makerere University, in Kampala, Uganda. She also holds a Master of Business Administration, from an institution in the United Kingdom.[2]


From 2009 until 2011 she served as the Head of the investment promotion department in the Rwanda Development Board. In 2011, Rosemary Mbabazi was appointed a caretaker of Umubano Hotel and the chairperson of Soprotel, a joint venture company between governments of Rwanda and Libya.[2] In February 2012, she was appointed the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth and ICT,[2] serving n that capacity until February 2017, when she was transferred to the Rwanda Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs (MINEACOM), as the permanent secretary.[3]

In the cabinet reshuffle of 31 August 2017, Mbabazi was appointed the cabinet minister for the newly created Ministry of Youth, the former Ministry of Youth and ICT, having been split into two dockets.[4]

Other responsibilities[edit]

Rosemary Mbabazi has previously served as a member of the board of directors of Rwanda Revenue Authority.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kagire, Edmund (31 August 2017). "Women make up more than half of Kagame's new Cabinet". The EastAfrican. Nairobi. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  2. ^ a b c MYICT (2016). "Mbabazi Rosemary". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Youth & ICT (MYICT). Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  3. ^ MINEACOM (7 February 2017). "Innocent Safari outgoing Permanent Secretary handed over office to Rosemary Mbabazi". Kigali: Rwanda Ministry of Trade, Industry and East African Community Affairs (MINEACOM). Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  4. ^ Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  5. ^ RRA (2017). "Rwanda Revenue Authority: Board of Directors". Kigali: Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA). Retrieved 1 September 2017.

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