Vincent Biruta

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Vincent Biruta
Born 1958 (age 59–60)
Residence Kigali, Rwanda
Nationality Rwandese
Citizenship Rwanda
Education Undisclosed University
(Doctor of Medicine)
Université libre de Bruxelles
(Masters in Planning and Management)
Occupation Physician and politician
Years active 1997 — present
Known for Politics
Title Cabinet Minister of Education in the Cabinet of Rwanda

Vincent Biruta (born July 19, 1958) is a Rwandan physician and politician, who has served as the Minister for Environment in the Rwandan cabinet, since 31 August 2017.[1] Immediately prior to his appointment to the environment docket, he served as the Minister of Natural resources, since 24 July 2014.[2]

Background and education[edit]

He was born 1958.[3] He is a trained physician. He also holds post-graduate qualifications in planning and management of health services in developing countries, obtained from Université libre de Bruxelles, in Belgium.[4]


Dr. Biruta has a long civil services record in Rwanda, post the 1994 genocide. From 1997 until 1999, he served as the Minister of Health. From 1999 until 2000, he served as the Minister of Public Works, Transport and Communications.[4]

He was the President of the National Transition Assembly from January 2000 until 2003. From August 2003, until December 2011, he was the President of the Rwandan Senate, the upper chamber of the bicameral Parliament of Rwanda.[4]

In December 2011, he was named the Minister of Education,[3][4] serving in that capacity until July 2014, when he was named Minister of Natural Resources.[5][6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Kimenyi, Felly (31 August 2017). "Rwanda gets new Cabinet, who is in?". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  2. ^ Times Reporter (24 July 2014). "Full list of new Cabinet, As at 24 July 2014". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  3. ^ a b Munyaneza, James (12 December 2011). "The hard work that awaits Dr. Vincent Biruta". New Times (Rwanda). Kigali. Retrieved 17 September 2017.
  4. ^ a b c d WEF (2016). "Vincent Biruta: Minister of Natural resources, Government of Rwanda". Geneva: World Economic Forum (WEF). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ REMA (31 July 2014). "Dr. Vincent Biruta, new Minister of Natural Resources kicks off his duties". Kigali: Rwanda Environmental Management Agency (REMA). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  6. ^ Administrator (24 July 2014). "Kagame Sacks Ministers in New Cabinet Reshuffle". Kampala: Chimp Reports Uganda. Retrieved 18 September 2017.

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