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Cabinet of Rwanda

Cabinet of Rwanda

The Cabinet of Rwanda consists of the Prime Minister, Ministers, Ministers of State and other members nominated by the President. Members of Cabinet are selected from political organisations based on the number of seats they hold in the Chamber of Deputies, but members of Cabinet cannot themselves belong to the Chamber.[1]

Gender balance

The cabinet in 2018 is 50% women making Rwanda, with Ethiopia, the only two African countries with gender equality in their governments. President Paul Kagame reduced the number of cabinet members from 31 to 26 in October 2018.[2]

Members of Cabinet

Office Ministry Incumbent Date of entry into office
PresidentOffice of the President of Rwanda Paul KagameMarch 2000
Prime MinisterOPM Edouard Ngirente[3]August 2017
Minister of Local GovernmentMinaloc Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney[4]October 2018[5]
Minister of Agriculture and Animal ResourcesMinagri Gérardine Mukeshimana[3]July 2014
Minister of Foreign Affairs and International CooperationMinaffet Vincent Biruta[6]November 2019
Minister of Finance and Economic PlanningMinecofin Uzziel Ndagijimana[7] April 2018
Minister of DefenceMOD Maj. Gen. Albert Murasira[4]October 2018
Minister of Justice and Attorney-GeneralMinijustDr Emmanuel Ugirashebuja[8]March 2022
Minister of HealthMOH Daniel Ngamije[9]February 2020
Minister in the Office of the PresidentMinipresirep Judith Uwizeye[3]August 2017
Minister of Cabinet AffairsMinicaaf Inès Mpambara[9]February 2020
Minister of Trade and IndustryMinicom Béata U. Habyarimana[4]October 2018
Minister of EducationMineduc Valentine Uwamariya[9]February 2020
Minister of InfrastructureMininfra Claver GateteApril 2018[10]
Minister for EnvironmentMoE Jeanne d'Arc Mujawamariya[11]August 2017
Minister of SportsMinisports Aurore Mimosa MunyangajuNovember 2019[6]
Minister of ICT & InnovationMinict Paula Ingabire[4]October 2018
Minister of YouthMiniyouth Rosemary Mbabazi[3]August 2017
Minister of Public Service and LabourMifotra Fanfan Rwanyindo Kayirangwa[3]August 2017
Minister of Gender and Family PromotionMigeprof Jeannette Bayisenge[9]February 2020
Minister of Emergency ManagementMinema Marie-Solange Kayisire[9]February 2020
Minister of InteriorMininter Alfred Gasana[9]December 2021
Chief Executive Officer of the Rwanda Development BoardRDB Clare Akamanzi[3]February 2017[12]
Permanent Representative to the United NationsMinaffet Valentine RugwabizaOctober 2016

Ministers of State

Office Incumbent Date of entry into office
Minister of State for Agriculture (Minagri)Fulgence Nsengiyumva[3]2016
Minister of State in the Ministry of Youth and Culture (MYCULTURE)Edouard Bpambe[3]November 5, 2019
Minister of State for Primary and Secondary Education (Mineduc)Gaspard Twagirayezu[9]February 2020
Minister of State for Local Government Responsible for Social Affairs (Minaloc)Ignancienne Nyirarukundo[3]November 5, 2019
Minister of State for Justice Responsible for Constitutional Affairs (Minijust)Solamena Nyirahabimana[9]February 2020
Minister of State for Infrastructure responsible for Energy and Water (Mininfra)TBA[3]October 2018
Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Regional Cooperation and EAC affairs (Minaffet)Manasseh Nshuti[13][14]May 2020
Minister of State for Infrastructure in charge of Transportation (Mininfra)TBA[3]August 2017
Minister of State for Health in charge of Public Health and Primary Healthcare (MOH)Tharcisse Mpunga [9]February 2020
Minister of State for Finance in charge of Economic Planning (Minecofin)Claudine Uwera[4]24 July 2014
Minister of State for Finance in charge of National Treasury (Minecofin)Richard Tusabe[9]February 2020
Minister of State for Education responsible for ICT & TVET (Mineduc)Claudette Irere[9]February 2020


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  2. "Rwanda Names 50 Percent Female Cabinet, Following Ethiopia". The New York Times. New York City. The Associated Press. 19 October 2018. Retrieved 30 October 2018.
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