Kagame makes diplomatic changes, appoints new envoysLeave a comment / By: manifel / 27 September, 2020 09:31:59AM
President Paul Kagame on Friday, September 25, made several changes in Rwanda’s diplomatic corps, appointing new Ambassadors, First Counsellors and second counsellors in several embassies.
The new appointees include; Ambassador Col. Joseph Rutabana who will serve as Rwanda High Commissioner in Kampala, and Fidelis Mironko, Ambassador of Rwanda Embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
Prior to the new appointment, Ambassador Rutabana was the Ambassador of Rwanda to the State of Israel, a posting he assumed in 2015.
He also served in the Ministry of Defense as the Permanent Secretary and as Rwanda’s Chargé d’Affaires to Sudan.
Col. Rutabana replaces Maj. Gen. Frank Mugambage who had served as the envoy to Uganda since 2009.
Another newly appointed Ambassador, Mironko, is also familiar with diplomatic duties.
He replaces Ambassador Williams Nkurunziza who was in the position since 2016.
Prior to the new appointment, Mironko was serving as First Counsellor to the United Kingdom.
Other appointments include first secretaries, minister counsellors, and first and second counsellors in different embassies of Rwanda.
They include James Wizeye, Minister Counsellor, Rwanda High Commission in London, United Kingdom, and Abel Buhungu, Minister Counsellor, Rwanda Diplomatic Mission Khartoum, Sudan.
Robert Kayinamura will also serve as the Minister Counsellor in the Permanent Mission of Rwanda in New-York, USA.
Other Minister Counsellors are Ngango Gatuku James to serve at the Permanent Mission of Rwanda in Geneva, Switzerland, and Abel Buhungu who will occupy the same position in the Rwanda Diplomatic Mission in Khartoum, Sudan.
Other appointees include Lucas Murenzi who will serve as Commercial Attaché in the Embassy of Rwanda to the Republic of Turkey.
Mucyo Rutishisha was also appointed as Director of the North and West Africa Unit in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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