Cabinet Communiqué of 14.04.2021


On Wednesday, April 14th 2021, His Excellency Paul KAGAME, the President of the Republic of Rwanda chaired a Cabinet meeting at Urugwiro Village.

1. The Cabinet approved resolutions of the previous meeting held on March 15th 2021.

2. The Cabinet reviewed measures to contain spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The following measures will take effect nationwide starting April 15th and reviewed after 2 weeks upon a health assessment.
a. Movements are prohibited between 9 PM – 4 AM. All businesses must close by 8 PM.
b. Movements between Kigali and other provinces and between districts of the country will continue.
c. Movements are prohibited between 7 PM – 4 AM in the Southern province districts of Ruhango, Nyanza, Huye, Gisagara, Nyaruguru,Nyamagabe.
d. Public transport (buses) should not exceed 50% capacity. Bus operators will ensure passengers maintain social distancing and only passengers with masks will be allowed on board.
e. Physical meetings will continue not exceeding 30% of venue capacity. COVID – 19 testing is required for meetings of more than 20 people.
f. Public offices will continue with essential staff at no more than 30% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis.
g. Private businesses will continue with essential staff at no more 50% capacity while other employees continue working from home on a rotational basis. Markets and malls will continue for essential vendors and must not exceed 50% of registered traders.
h. Motos and bicycles are permitted to carry passengers and must observe strict hygiene.
i. Restaurants and cafés shall operate at 50% occupancy limit and shall receive clients until 8 PM.
j. All bars will remain closed.
k. Places of worship abiding with health guidelines will continue to function at 30% maximum occupancy.
l. Arriving and departing passengers at Kigali International airport must present a negative COVID - 19 PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to departure and should comply with other health guidelines.
m. Tourism activity will continue in strict adherence with COVID – 19 health guidelines. This includes hotels, tour operators and transport services facilitating guests. Tourists and service providers shall inform RDB of itineraries.
n. Individual and non-contact outdoor sports activities are permitted. The Ministry of Sports will provide detailed guidelines.
o. Gyms and recreational centers will remain closed. All swimming pools and spas are closed except for those at hotels hosting tested guests.
p. Attendance at a wake/vigil (Ikiriyo) should not exceed 10 persons at any one time. Funeral gatherings should not exceed 20 persons.
q. Civil and religious weddings will continue, but should not exceed 20 persons and must comply with all COVID – 19 preventive measures. Receptions are
not permitted.
r. Gaming activities remain prohibited. Citizens are reminded of the critical importance of complying with health measures including physical distancing, wearing face masks and hand hygiene. Penalties will be applied for non-compliance.

3. The Cabinet was briefed on the following:

- Rwanda Reconciliation Barometer 2020.
- Preparations for Rwanda’s 5th Population and Housing Census (RPHC) 2022.

4. The Cabinet approved the following policies, programs and strategies:
- The One Health Policy.
- National transport policy and strategy for Rwanda.
- Strategy for e-mobility adaptation (e-vehicles & motorcycles.)
- The sale of Masoro Seed Processing Plant to Tri Seed Company Ltd.

5. The Cabinet approved the draft law on declaration of assets.

6. The Cabinet approved the following orders:
- Prime Minister’s order determining the organizational structures, salaries and fringe benefits for the City of Kigali (CoK) and its decentralised
administrative entities.
- Ministerial order determining the modalities for establishment, organization and functioning of the committee of medical doctors on the decision of
granting long sick leave.

7. The Cabinet approved the agrément for the appointment of the following High Commissioner & Ambassador to represent their countries in the Republic of Rwanda:
- Mrs. Aishatu Aliyu Musa, the High Commissioner of the Federal Republic of Nigeria with residence in Kigali.
- Mr. Antonio Sgouropoulos, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) with residence in Nairobi.
8. AoBs
- The Minister of Public Service and Labor informed Cabinet about Rwanda’s participation in observing the International Labor Day scheduled on May 1st 2021.

9. The Cabinet made the following appointments:

Rwanda Correctional Service
- DCG Juvenal MARIZAMUNDA, Commissioner General

Rwanda National Police
- Jeanne Chantal UJENEZA, Deputy Inspector General in charge of

Administration and Finance National Rehabilitation Service
- Fred MUFULUKYE, Director General
- Rtd CP Faustin NTIRUSHWA, Deputy Director General

Rwanda Social Security Board
- Philippe WATRIN, Deputy Director General Funds Management

Rwanda Biomedical Centre
- Théo Principe UWAYO, Deputy Director General

Ministry of Justice
- Emile NTWALI, Head of Legal Services Department
- Speciose KABIBI, Director General of Civil Litigation Services
- Constantin RWIGEMA, Director General of Quality Assurance and Official Gazette
- David FURAHA, Director General of Legal Advisory Services
- Narcisse MUPENZI, Community Justice Analyst/Senior State Attorney
- Nadia NIBIZI KANIMBA, Civil Litigation Analyst/Senior State Attorney
- Jean d’Amour BIZIMANA, Contract Drafting Analyst/Senior State Attorney
- Raïssa MUCYO, Contract Drafting Analyst/Senior State Attorney
- Bertille MUREKATETE, Advisor to the Minister

National Public Prosecution Authority

- Dr. Charity WIBABARA, Coordinator International Crimes Prosecution
- Jean Cabin HABIMANA, National Prosecutor
- Dr. Tite NIYIBIZI, National Prosecutor
- Roselyne NINAHAZWA, National Prosecutor
- Dative UWIZEYIMANA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Marie Jeanne UWIMANA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- François Xavier SINDAYIGAYA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Dieudonné RIBERAKURORA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Theophile NTAMAKIRIRO, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Michel NSHIMIYIMANA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Jonas NIYITEGEKA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Albert MUTAGANDA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Ellen MUKESHIMANA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Jeanne MUKAKAMANZI, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Jeannette MUGABEKAZI, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Laurent RUHASHYANKIKO KARANGWA, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Martin NGABO, Prosecutor at Intermediate Level
- Clementine UWUZUYINEMA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Celine UMWANANKUNDI, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Rose Marie Diane UMUHOZA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Paul SEMUHUNGU NSENGIYUMVA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Pilote RWIGEMERA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Festus NZEYIMANA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Symphorien NZABONIMANA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Marie Claire NYIRABURANGA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Innocent NSENGIMANA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Evanys MUTATSINEZA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Hassan MUNYEMANA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Didace MUGANZA, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Camarade Gilbert MBONYINSHUTI, Prosecutor at Primary Level
- Jean Louis BIMENYIMANA, Prosecutor at Primary Level

Rwanda Investigation Bureau
- Abdou NZABONIMPA, Inspector
- Modeste MBABAZI, Inspector
- Diane MUREKATETE, Inspector
- Dieudonné BANYUNDO, Anti-Economic Crimes Division Manager
- Richard IYAREMYE, Anti-Financial Crimes Division Manager
- Augustin KANANI, Division Manager Corporate Services
- Jean Marie NJANGWE, Director of Criminal Records Unit
- George RAMA, Director of Administration & Human Resources Unit
- Emmanuel MUNANA NTAGANIRA, Director of Crime Research and Prevention
- Diogène BWIMANA, Director of Logistics Unit
- Alphonse RUTAYISIRE, Director of Intelligence Operations Unit
- Jacques NGARUKIYE, Director of Anti-Corruption Unit
- Marie Josée UWERA, Director of Anti Embezzlement Unit
- Methode RUBAGUMYA, Director of Forgery & Counterfeit Unit
- Safari Enock KAREMERA, Director of Anti-Fraud Unit
- Jessica NANKUNDA, Director of Cyber Fraud Unit
- Djuma KALISA, Director of Digital Forensic Unit

Ministry of Environment
- Béatrice CYIZA, Director General of Environment and Climate Change
- Philippe KWITONDA, Director General of Land, Water and Forestry
- Alain Michel DORICYUSA Gabiro, Advisor to the Minister

Ministry of Infrastructure
- Gen B. CESAR, Chief Technical Advisor
- Annick MUHAMA, Director General of Energy

Ministry of Public Service
- Fidele ABIMANA, Head of Department Public Service Management and
- Parfait Jimmy INTWALI, Public Service Modernization Analyst 
- Faustin MWAMBARI, Head of Employment Ecosystem Policy and Strategy Department
- Sylvère NTIRAMPEBA, Labor Market Statistics and Forecasting Analyst
- Comfort MBABAZI, Capacity Development Policy and Strategy Analyst
- Micheline TOTO BIRORI, Institutional Functional Review and
Organizational Structures Review Analyst
- Fabien MBERABAGABO, Legal & Regulatory Framework Development
- Patrick KANANGA, Chief Labor and Decent Work Administrator
- Liliane MUTUYIMANA, Advisor to the Minister

Ministry of Youth and Culture
- Nadine UWAMAHORO, Advisor to the Minister

Rwanda Governance Board
- Dr. Felicien USENGUMUKIZA, Head of Department of Research and Home-Grown Solutions
- Judith KAZAIRE, Head of Department for Political Parties and CSO 
- Dr. Solange MUKAMURENZI, Head of Department of Service delivery and Good Governance
- Jean Bosco RUSHINGABIGWI, Head of Department for Media Sector Coordination
- Annet UMUTESI, Advisor to the CEO

Rwanda Food and Drugs Authority
- Adrienne ITEGERE, Director of Human Resources and Administration
- Celestin GASHUGI MUPENZI, Director of Finance Unit
- Gervais BIZIGA, Director of Planning Unit

Rwanda Environment Management Authority
- Béata AKIMPAYE, Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Division Manager
- Eric RUHANAMIRINDI MUDAKIKWA, Environment Analytics & Lake Kivu Monitoring Division Manager Rwanda Forest Authority
- Spridio NSHIMIYIMANA, Forest Management Division Manager
- Dr. Ivan GASANGWA, Forestry Research Division Manager

Rwanda Meteorology Agency
- Major Eng. Fidèle KAMANZI, Technology and Information Support Services Division Manager

Rwanda Management Institute
- Vincent de Paul NSHIMYUMUREMYI, Principal Senior Training Coordinator

Kigali, April 14th 2021.
Dr. Edouard Ngirente
Prime Minister