On 7th June 2019, H. E Paul KAGAME, the President o the Republic of Rwanda chaired an extraordinary Cabinet meeting in Village URUGWIRO.

According to the statement by Minister in PM Office in Charge of Cabinet Affairs, Marie Solange Kayisire,

  1. The Cabinet meeting approved the minutes of its previous meetings held on 03/04/2019 and 26/04/2019.
  2. The Cabinet meeting was briefed on the following:
    The need and benefits of joining the Commonwealth Clean Oceans Alliance;
    Coordination mechanism for elaboration and approval of land use master plans;
    The Rwanda’s initial report on implementation of the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance.
  3. The Cabinet meeting approved the following policies, programs and strategies:
    Waiver of visa requirements to the citizens of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire;
    National action plan on Chemical, Biological Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE);
    Revised national employment policy and its implementation plan;
    National skills development and employment promotion strategy (NSDEPS);
    National labour mobility policy and its implementation plan;
    Revised national environment and climate change policy;
    Revised national land policy;
    Agreement between the Government of Rwanda and NOTS for manufacturing of solar home systems;
    Granting 13 mineral and 8 quarry licenses.
  4. The Cabinet meeting approved the following draft laws:
    Draft organic law governing elections;
    Draft law determining State finances for the fiscal year 2019/2020 amounting to Frw 2,876,916,340,789;
    Draft law on financial services consumer protection;
    Draft law establishing excise duty;
    Draft law approving ratification of the financing agreement between the Republic of Rwanda and the International Development Association (IDA) to finance the project on socio-economic inclusion of refugees and host communities;
    Draft law approving ratification of the grant agreement between the Republic of Rwanda, International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association for agriculture transformation;
    Draft law amending the law on offences and penalties in general;
    Draft law approving ratification of the Agreement establishing a Tripartite Free Trade Area among the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East African Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC);
    Draft law approving ratification of the agreement between the Government of the Republic of Rwanda and the Government of the Republic of Singapore on promotion and protection of investments;
    Draft laws approving ratification of Bilateral Air Services Agreements between the Government of Rwanda and the following countries: Angola, Bahamas, Burkina Faso, Cape Verde, China, Comoros, Djibouti, Benin, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Ghana, Hellenic, Iceland, India, Italy, Israel, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Qatar, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swiss Federal Council, Togo and Zambia.
  5. The Cabinet Meeting approved the following Presidential Orders:
    Presidential Order determining polling day and electoral campaign period for Senators;
    Presidential Order determining the polling constituency, number of Senators to be elected in each constituency and electoral college;
    Presidential Order establishing special statute governing Rwanda Defence Force;
    Presidential Order dismissing 5 officers from Rwanda Defence Force;
    Presidential Order seconding Lt. KANYAMANZA Yahaya, Lt. MUHINDA Emmanuel, Lt. RUKUNDO Gilbert, Sergeant KARENZI Isaac and Private MUGABE Joel of Rwanda Defense Force to Akagera Aviation Limited;
    Presidential Order dismissing 20 officers from Rwanda National Police;
    Presidential Order dismissing without notice 30 officers from Rwanda National Police;
    Presidential Order granting retirement to 21 officers from Rwanda Correctional Service;
    Presidential Order dismissing 4 officers from Rwanda Correctional Service.
  6. The Cabinet Meeting approved the following Prime Minister’s Orders:
    Prime Minister’s Order on Community Based Health Insurance Scheme subsidies;
    Prime Minister’s Order determining the institution in charge of assessment and collection of taxes and fees on behalf of decentralized entities;
    Prime Minister’s Order determining the committee in charge of assessment of mining and quarry licenses applications;
    Prime Minister’s Order transferring a land from the State public domain to its private domain and authorizing its allocation;
    Prime Minister’s Order determining supervising authority of Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority;
    Prime Minister’s Order determining organizational structure of the Office of the Prime Minister;
    Prime Minister’s Order determining organizational structure of the Ministry of Defence;
    Prime Minister’s Order determining organizational structure of the Ministry of Justice/Office of the Attorney General;
    Prime Minister’s Order granting resignation to Mr. DUSENGUMUKIZA Dieudonné from National Council for Science and Technology;
    Prime Minister’s Order dismissing Mr. RUTUKU Richard from Rwanda Standards Board, due to gross misconduct;
    Prime Minister’s Order dismissing Mr. KAGABO Théoneste who was a prosecutor at Primary Level for gross misconduct.
  7. The Cabinet Meeting approved the following Ministerial Orders:
    Ministerial Order determining procedures applicable to collection of taxes and fees for decentralized entities;
    Ministerial order regulating investment undertaking by a decentralized entity;
    Ministerial Order amending the Ministerial Order determining the requirements for an industry to be entitled to exemption from the value added tax on machinery, capital goods and raw materials;
    Ministerial Order determining requirements for granting authorization to import, manufacture, trade in and use of dynamites in mining and quarry operations;
    Ministerial Order repealing ministerial orders related to mining and quarry operations;
    Ministerial Order dismissing 1 non-commissioned officer and 18 enlisted personnel from Rwanda Defence Force;
    Ministerial Order granting release on parole of 788 convicted for various offences who fulfil the requirements;
    Ministerial Order dismissing 101 non-commissioned officers and low-ranking Police officers from Rwanda National Police;
    Ministerial Order dismissing without notice 147 non-commissioned officers and low-ranking Police officers from Rwanda National Police;
    Ministerial Order granting retirement to 69 non-commissioned officers from Rwanda Correctional Service;
    Ministerial Order dismissing 47 non-commissioned officers and prison warders from Rwanda Correctional Service.
  8. The Cabinet Meeting approved the following regulations of Chief Executive Officer:
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining the nature, amount and deposit of environmental rehabilitation guarantee;
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining the quantity of mineral ore samples;
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining the provision of services relating to mining and quarry operations;
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining the content of mineral processing and trading licenses and modalities of their granting;
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining the format and content of a mineral license and the content of an agreement with a mining or industrial quarry license holder;
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining categories of quarries, requirements for acquisitions of a quarry license and reporting;
    Regulations of the Chief Executive Officer determining potential mining areas, criteria for categorization of mines, modalities and requirements for mineral license application.
  9. The Cabinet Meeting approved the agrément of the following Ambassadors/High Commissioners designated to represent their respective countries to Rwanda:
    Prof. Charity MANYERUKE : High Commissioner of Zimbabwe to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali ;
    Mrs. GANOU Diaby Kassamba Madina: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Government of Burkina Faso to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;
    Mr. HEJBERG P. Nicolaj: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of Denmark to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kampala, Uganda;
    Mr. CHUA Alex Garcia: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Government of Philippines to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;
    Mr. DIMITRIOS Zavoritis: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Hellenic Republic (Greece) to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;
    Mr. MAIGA Adam Zakariaou: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Niger to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
    Mr. ZURAB Dvalishvili: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia;
    Mr. Matthijs Clemens Wolters: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Kigali;
    Mr. Hatem LANDOULSI: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Republic of Tunisia to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;
    Dr. Brima Patrick KAPUWA: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Sierra Leone to the Republic of Rwanda with residence in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  10. The Cabinet Meeting made the following appointments:

MINISTRY OF PUBLIC SERVICE AND LABOR (MIFOTRA)
Mr. KANANGA Patrick: Director of Labor Administration Unit.

GENDER MONITORING OFFICE (GMO)
Ms. MUTONIWASE Sophie: Director of monitoring the fight against gender based violence and other injustice Unit.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STATISTICS (NISR)
Mr. MWIZERWA Jean Claude: Director of Economic Statistics Unit

LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE ENTITIES AGENCY (LODA)
Mr. RWAHAMA Jean Claude: Director of VUP Unit.

RWANDA TRANSPORT DEVELOPMENT AGENCY (RTDA)
Mr. NIZEYIMANA Emmanuel: Director of Research and Quality control Unit.

RWANDA MINES, PETROLEUM AND GAS BOARD (RMB)
Mr. NIYONGABO Richard: Director of Mining cadaster and Licensing Unit.

WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY (WDA)
Mr. MUSHABE Didus: Director of Science and Languages quality Unit;
Mr. HATEGEKIMANA Jean Pierre: Director of Hospitality and Recreation arts subject quality Unit.

RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP)/IPRC-MUSANZE
Mr. NSHIMIYIMANA Anaclet: Director of Planning Unit.

RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP)/IPRC-GISHARI
Mr. TUYISENGE Emmanuel: Director of Academic quality assurance Unit;
Mr. SHEMA Fred: Director of Academic services Unit;
Mr. RUTAGAMBWA Geofrey: Director of planning unit.

RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP)/IPRC-TUMBA
Ms. GIRAMATA Yvonne: Director of Students affairs Unit;
Mr. KAYITABA Abdul Ratifat: Director of Academic services Unit.

RWANDA POLYTECHNIC (RP)/IPRC-NGOMA
Mr. BIGARABA Aggée: Director of Academic services Unit;
Mr. BIZIMANA Jean Pierre: Director of Finance Unit.

  1. AOBs.
    The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources:
    Rwanda will hold the 14th Edition of the National Agriculture Show from 18th to 26th June 2019 at Mulindi Show Grounds in Gasabo District.
    Rwanda will host the 2019 Annual meeting of the World Jersey Cattle Bureau and Tour in Rwanda from 17th to 21st June 2019 at Serena Hotel in Kigali.
    Rwanda will host the Fourth Malabo Montpellier Forum on 25th June 2019 under the theme:” Smart Value Chains: Policy Innovations for Transforming Africa’s Food System”.

The Minister of Justice/Attorney General:
International Conference on Role of Case Management System for Justice Integration Performance and Country Development will be held from 11th to 13th June 2019 at Lemigo Hotel.

The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion:
Rwanda will organize an ECD Conference from 11th to 12th June 2019 in Marriot Hotel under the theme:” Investing in early years for optimum human capital development”. During this conference, a two year ECD multi-media campaign will be launched under the theme:” Umwana wanjye, Ishema ryanjye”.
Rwanda will celebrate the day of the African Child on 20th June 2019. At National Level, the day will be celebrated in Gasabo District, Nduba Sector.

The Minister of Health:
Rwanda will celebrate the International Day against drug abuse under the theme:” TWUBAKE U RWANDA RUZIRA IBIYOBYABWENGE”. The Launch will be held in Burera District on 12th June 2019 and closing on 26th June 2019 in Nyagatare District.

The Minister of Sports and Culture:
The 15th Edition of Kigali International Peace Marathon will be held in Kigali on 16th June 2019;
CECAFA KAGAME Cup Tournament will be held from 7th to 21st July 2019 and hosted in Huye, Rubavu and City of Kigali;
Peace Cup Football Tournament started on 4th June and Final games are scheduled on 4th July 2019;
East Africa Promoters (EAP) in partnership with MINISPOC is organizing the 1st edition of IWACU MUZIKA Festival 2019. This will be annual Festival that will be held in all 4 Provinces and the City of Kigali.

The Minister of Local Government Umurenge Kagame Cup competition finals will be held on June 9, 2019 in Huye and Gisagara Districts.

ACHA JIBU

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