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CASS staff Member becomes Minister in the New Cabinet

Following the replacement of Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi as Prime Minister by Rt.Hon. Anastase Murekezi, the cabinet in place was dissolved. On the 24th July 2014, President of the Republic of Rwanda His Excellency Paul Kagame appointed the new cabinet whose members were sworn in on the same day. Among the new members in the cabinet includes the Minister of Public Sector and Labour Hon. Judith Uwizeye who was an academic staff member in the school of Law/College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS).

Reacting to the appointment for Hon. Judith Uwizeye, the Acting Dean of the School of Law/CASS, Dr. François Xavier Kalinda expressed his joy on behalf of the school and College. He said: “We are very proud of this appointment to the high profile position of our colleague. This is very encouraging and proves that the government values the university since for the last appointments of cabinet, university staff members were entrusted to be part of cabinet”.

Judith Uwizeye , Minister of Public Service and Labour

Hon. Judith Uwizeye was born on 20th August 1979. She graduated at the National University of Rwanda with Bachelor’s Degree in 2006. Later on, she pursued her studies at University of Groningen in the Netherlands where she obtained a Master’s degree in International Economic and Business Law in 2008.
Professionally, in 2006, Honourable Judith Uwizeye began teaching in the faculty of Law in the then National University of Rwanda before the merging of all public higher learning institutions into University of Rwanda. With this reform, the faculty of Law became a school under the College of Arts and Social Sciences. In addition to her duties as an academic staff, Hon. Judith Uwizeye was the Deputy Coordinator of CASS/ Legal Aid Clinic and a member of board for the Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA).

Full list of New Cabinet:
Prime Minister:
Mr. Anastase Murekezi
Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources:
Mrs. Géraldine Mukeshimana
Minister of Cabinet Affairs:
Mrs.Stella Ford Mugabo
CEO, Rwanda Development Board, and Cabinet Minister:
Mr. Francis Gatare
Minister of Defence:
Mr.James Kabarebe
Minister of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs:
Mrs. Séraphne Mukantabana
Minister of East African Community Affairs:
Amb. Valentine Rugwabiza
Minister of Education:
Prof. Silas Lwakabamba
Minister Finance and Economic Planning:
Amb. Claver Gatete
Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation:
Mrs. Louise Mushikiwabo
Minister of Gender and Family Promotion in the Prime Minister’s Office:
Mrs. Oda Gasinzigwa
Minister of Health:
Dr Agnès Binagwaho
Minister of Infrastructure:
Mr. James Musoni

Minister of Internal Security:
Sheikh Mussa Fazil Harerimana
Minister of Justice:
Mr. Johnston Busingye
Minister of Local Government and Social Affairs:
Mr. Francis Kaboneka
Minister of Natural Resources:
Dr Vincent Biruta
Minister in the Office of the President:
Mrs. Vénantie Tugireyezu
Minister of Public Service and Labour:
Mrs. Judith Uwizeye
Minister of Sports and Culture:
Amb. Joseph Habineza
Minister of Trade and Industry:
Mr. François Kanimba
Minister of Youth and ICT:
Mr. Jean-Philbert Nsengimana


Minister of State in the Ministry of Agriculture:
Mr. Tony Nsanganira
Minister of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education:
Mr. Olivier Rwamukwaya
Minister of State in charge of Technical and Vocational Education and Training:
Mr. Albert Nsengiyumva

Minister of State in charge of Cooperation:
Amb. Eugène-Richard Gasana
State Minister in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care
Mr. Patrick Ndimubanzi
Minister of State in charge of Energy and Water:
Mrs. Germaine Kamayirese
Minister of State in charge of Transport:
Dr Alexis Nzahabwanimana
Minister of State in charge of Social Affairs:
Dr Alvera Mukabaramba
Minister of State in charge of Mining:
Mr. Evode Imena
Minister of State in charge of Economic Planning:
Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana

Story by Jean Baptiste MICOMYIZA
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