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Cabinet communiqué - 28/11/2019

29.11.2019

On Thursday 28th November 2019, His Excellency Paul KAGAME, the President of the Republic of Rwanda chaired an extraordinary Cabinet meeting at Village Urugwiro.

1.     The Cabinet meeting approved minutes of its previous meeting held on 10/10/2019.

2.    The Cabinet was briefed on an electric mobility project in Rwanda aimed at reducing air pollution.

3.    The Cabinet meeting approved the following programs and strategies:

o   Additional sources of funding for the Community Based Health Insurance scheme (CBHI) to ensure its financial sustainability;

o   The fifth periodic report of the Republic of Rwanda on the implementation of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights;

o   The second periodic report of the Republic of Rwanda on the implementation of the International Convention on the protection of the rights of migrant workers and members of their families.

4.    The Cabinet meeting approved the following draft laws:

o   Draft organic law establishing general provisions governing public institutions;

o   Draft law on prevention and punishment of money laundering, financing of terrorism and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction;

o   Draft law establishing Financial Intelligence Centre;

o   Draft law approving the ratification of the loan agreement between the Republic of Rwanda and the OPEC Fund for International Development, for Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program-Phase II signed at Kigali, Rwanda, on 25/09/2019;

o   Draft law regulating cooperative organizations in Rwanda.

5.    The Cabinet meeting approved the following Presidential orders:

o   Presidential order determining modalities for the execution of the penalty of community service;

o   Presidential order establishing special statutes governing teachers in nursery, primary, secondary and technical and vocational education and training schools;

o   Presidential order determining other specific activities related to celebration of National Heroes’ day. 

6.    The Cabinet meeting approved the following Prime Minister’ orders:

o   Prime Minister’s order authorizing allocation of land with UPI: 1/01/06/03/3 in the State private domain located in Nyarugenge District for investment purposes;

o   Prime Minister’s order determining the organizational structure of the Ministry of Justice/Office of the Attorney General;

o   Prime Minister’s order determining the organizational structure of the Ministry of Internal Security;

o   Prime Minister’s order determining the organizational structure of the Ministry of Sports;

o   Prime Minister’s order determining the organizational structure of the Ministry of Youth and Culture;

o   Prime Minister’s order determining the organizational structure of Rwanda Development Board;

o   Prime Minister’s order dismissing Ms. BATAMURIZA Estherwho was Director of Administration and Finance in the Rwanda Cooperative Agency from Public Service due to gross misconduct.

7.    The Cabinet meeting approved the following Ministerial orders: 

o   Ministerial order granting notarial power to a District officer;

o   Ministerial granting provisional release to Col. Dr. UWIMANA Etienne;

o   Ministerial order determining the use of National Orders.

8.    The Cabinet meeting approved the agrément of the following Ambassadors/High Commissioners designated to represent their countries:

o   Mr. Massimiliano MAZZANTI: Ambassador of Italy to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kampala, Uganda;

o   Mr. Peter Joseph Francis:  High Commissioner of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya.

9.    The Cabinet meeting made the following appointments:

o   Lt. Gen. Frank MUSHYO KAMANZI:Ambassador of Rwanda to the Russian Federation;

o   Mr. RWAMUCYO Ernest:Ambassador of Rwanda to Japan;

o   Ms MUKANGIRA Jacqueline:High Commissioner of Rwanda to the Republic of India;

o   Mr. HAVUGIYAREMYE Aimable:Prosecutor General;

o   Ms HABYARIMANA Angelique: Deputy Prosecutor General;

o   Mr. NKURUNZIZA Valens:Vice President of the Commercial High Court.

10.  AOBs.

o   Ministry of Trade and Industry:

The 5thMade in Rwanda Expo is being held at Gikondo expo ground from 21stNovember to 4thDecember 2019. On the sidelines of the expo, a national business forum is scheduled to take place on 3rdDecember 2019 at Serena Hotel.

o   Ministry  of Justice:

       On 10thDecember 2019, Rwanda will celebrate the 71stanniversary on the universal declaration of human rights while also celebrating human rights day. This year’s theme is “Youth, stand up for Human Rights.”At national level, it will be held in Bugesera District; 

       On 9thDecember 2019, Rwanda will host the 4thedition of the Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Thani anti-corruption award;

       From 2ndto 5thDecember 2019, Rwanda will host the 14thannual general meeting of Africa prosecutors.

o  Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources:

      From 21stNovember to 8th December 2019, the 2ndround of Itorero for agriculture and livestock staff is being held in Nkumba, Northern Province;

      On 28thNovember 2019, Rwanda will host the 8thsession of the African risk capacity conference of the parties.

o  Ministry of Local Government:

      On 5thDecember 2019, Rwanda will celebrate the International Volunteer Day for the 7thtime. The national celebrations will be held in Nyabihu District;

      From 26thNovember to 3rdDecember 2019, Rwanda is celebrating the “Disability Week”. At national level, the celebration will be held in Nyamagabe District on 3rdDecember 2019.  

o  Ministry of Sports:

      From 17thto 22ndDecember 2019, Rwanda will host the 2ndround of FIBA Africa Championships Clubs, “Road to BAL 2019/2020” Elite 16-Group H competitions at Kigali Arena;

      From 2ndto 7th December 2019, Rwanda will host the East and Central Africa Handball Federation Championship 2019. Games will be held at Amahoro Stadium and Kimisagara Youth Center;

      Rwanda qualified for the final phase of the CHAN 2020 and competitions are planned from 4thto 25thApril 2020, in Cameroon;

      Rwanda will host the 12thedition of “Tour du Rwanda” cycling competition from 23rdFebruary to 1stMarch 2020;

      In November and December 2019, Ministry of Sports will organize a training camp for selected under aged (U-15 and U-17) talentedyouthsin basketball, football, handball, volleyball and athletics.

o   Ministry of Education:

 The 2020 school year calendar is composed of 38 weeks spread out in 3 terms: 

-       The first term of 13 weeks begins on 6thJanuary and ends on 3rdApril 2020. 

-       The second term of 13 weeks begins on 20thApril and ends on 18thJuly 2020. 

-       The third term of 12 weeks begins on 3rdAugust and ends on 23rdOctober 2020.

o  Ministry of Youth and Culture: 

       “Intore mu Biruhuko 2019” program under the theme: “Winyicira Ubuzima Ejo ni Heza”;

       Itorero ry’Urungano 4thEdition from 7thto 17thDecember 2019 at NKUMBA Ubutore Center;

      YouthConnekt Convention 2019 is planned from 18thto 20thDecember 2019.

o  Ministry in the Office of the President:

 Rwanda will celebrate the International Anti-Corruption Day on 9thDecember, 2019 under the theme “Join our efforts in fighting against Corruption”.

 

This communiqué is signed by

 

Marie Solange KAYISIRE

Minister in the Office of the Prime Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs


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