Rwandan president appoints minister in newly created ministry of national unity

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KIGALI, Sept. 1 (Xinhua) -- Rwandan President Paul Kagame appointed Jean Damascene Bizimana in the newly created Ministry of National Unity and Civic Engagement, according to a statement issued Tuesday by the Prime Minister's office.

Until Tuesday Bizimana was the executive secretary of the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG), where he was appointed in 2015.

The new ministry created in July is to focus on national unity, preservation of historical memory, and promoting citizenship education.

The unity of Rwandans has been a focus of the government since the stopping of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi.

Kagame meanwhile dropped the Minister of Justice Johnston Busingye and named him the new Rwandan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, the statement indicated.

He had occupied the ministry for eight years. Busingye replaces Yamina Karitanyi who becomes the new chief executive officer of Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board. Karitanyi had been appointed envoy to the UK in 2015.

In other appointments, Kagame appointed Fidele Ndahayo as the chief executive officer of Rwanda Atomic Energy Board. Enditem

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