Rwanda: Cabinet resolutions of April 14,2010
On Wednesday, 14 April 2010, a Cabinet meeting chaired by the President of the Republic, H.E. Paul KAGAME was convened at Village URUGWIRO.
Cabinet started its session by welcoming a new Cabinet Minister, General James KABAREBE, Minister of Defence.
1. Cabinet approved decisions taken in its earlier meeting of 01/04/2010 after a few amendments.
2. Cabinet heard a presentation on the Budget Framework Paper for the year 2010/11- 2012/13 and the Draft Finance Law.
3. Cabinet approved a draft law establishing the institution of governance and determining its mission, organisation and functioning (Rwanda Governance Board/RGB).
4. Cabinet approved the revised organizational structure of the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC).
5. Cabinet approved the revised structure of District and Sector.
6. Cabinet put in place the Kigali City Construction One Stop Centre. Within the same framework, Cabinet further approved the Client Charter on land administration and land acquisition to speed up investment facilitation and requested that all stakeholders be informed.
7. Cabinet approved the following orders:
– A Presidential Order appointing ACP Joseph MUGISHA to the post of Director of the Rwanda Police Academy.
– A Prime Minister’s Order authorizing Mr. Prosper MUSAFIRI to suspend service for unspecified period of time.
– A Prime Minister’s Order removing the plot and buildings on Avenue de l’Armée in Nyarugenge District from State Public Property and transferring it into State Private property.
– A Prime Minister’s Order removing from office Mr. Vincent UZARAMA, who was RRA Assistant Commissioner in charge of Small and Medium-Taxpayers Department.
– A Ministerial Order determining the modalities of declaration of the enterprise, workers and nature of employer register.
– A Draft Ministerial Order fixing the period, modalities for payment and amount to be paid for funeral indemnities.
8. Cabinet approved a new system for computing the funds Government allocates to each District as part of their budget support. This new system is based on the number of inhabitants of a District, the level of poverty and the number of its sectors.
9. Cabinet approved that 60% of Government shares in Mata and Gisakura Tea factories be sold to Tea Group Investments Ltd, a company which won the tender.
10. Cabinet supported the format of the revised Assets Declaration Form.
11. Cabinet appointed senior staff as follows:
• In Parliament, Chamber of Deputies :
Mr. Justin HATUNGIMANA, Principal Researcher;
• In Supreme Court :
Mr. Fred GASHEMEZA, Director General in charge of ICT
• In MINICOM /RBS :
Ms. Annonciata MUJAWAMARIYA, Director of Administration and Human Resource Management Unit.
• In MINECOFIN :
1. Madamu Enatha DUSENGE, Director General of Corporate Services;
2. Mr. Caleb RWAMUGANZA, Deputy Accountant General in charge of Treasury Management;
3. Mr. Christophe NSENGIYAREMYE, Fiscal Decentralization Coordinator;
4. Mr. Ronald NKUSI, Financial Resources Mobilisation Coordinator.
12. In A.O.B.:
a) Cabinet requested acceleration of the Kigali Industrial Park and Free Trade Zone projects.
b) The Minister of Local Government informed Cabinet that the usual meeting bringing together leaders from Local Government and Central Government will take place on 26-27 April 2010 and requested all those concerned to attend.
c) The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources informed Cabinet that strategies were devised to move Rwanda’s agriculture from subsistence to market-oriented farming.
d) The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion called on Cabinet members in their respective Districts to remind to parents and all concerned the importance of keeping a kitchen garden with vegetables as part of fighting poor diet among children causing their anemia.
e) The Minister in charge of ICT informed Cabinet that Rwanda has applied for the post of International Telecommunications Council (ITU Council) member.
f) The Minister of Forestry and Mines briefed Cabinet on negotiations’ progress towards an agreement with the New Forestry Company (NFC) on tree management and harvesting in the buffer zone of Nyungwe Forest and building a wooden products manufacturing factory in Rwanda. He further informed Cabinet on progress of agreement with the Ecosystem Restoration Association (ERA) relating to tree planting in the Gishwati Forest zone formerly left to local residents but later on included in the forest zone because it was found to be a very high risk zone.
Cabinet was happy with the progress made and requested that both agreements be quickly finalized to be submitted to Cabinet for approval.
g) The Minister of Internal Security informed Cabinet that as part of celebrations for the tenth anniversary of the Rwanda National Police, preliminary and preparatory celebrations will begin on 19 April 2010.
This statement was signed by
Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs