Rwanda Appoints New Envoys to Zambia, Switzerland


The first cabinet meeting of 2024 chaired by President Paul Kagame on Thursday, January 25, appointed new envoys to Zimbabwe and Switzerland, among other appointments.

Emmanuel Bugingo is the proposed High Commissioner of Rwanda to Zambia.

Bugingo, a member of the Chamber of Deputies, replaces Amb Amandin Rugira.

James Ngango, is the proposed Ambassador of Rwanda to the Swiss Confederation and Permanent Representative of Rwanda to the United Nations Office at Geneva.

Ngango, who is set to replace Marie-Chantal Rwakazina, was Minister-Counsellour and Deputy Permanent Representative in Geneva.

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In the Judiciary, Judge Kadigwa Gashongore was appointed Vice-President of the Commercial High Court.

In the Rwanda Elders Advisory Forum, Alphonse Kayiranga Mukama and Solange Mukasonga, were appointed members of the Council of Elders.

In the Ministry of Local Government, Bob Gakire was appointed Permanent Secretary.

In the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Dr. Alexandre Rutikanga was appointed Chief Technical Advisor, Canoth Manishimwe, Director General Corporate Services, Alice Mukamugema, Director General, Agriculture Value Chain Management and Trade, while Mathilde Mukasekuru was appointed Animal Products Supply Chain and Market Analyst.