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STATEMENT ON EXTRAORDINARY CABINET DECISIONS On Friday, 16th March 2018

On Friday, 16th March 2018, an Extraordinary Cabinet Meeting chaired by His Excellency the President of the Republic, Paul KAGAME, convened in Village URUGWIRO.

The Cabinet Meeting was briefed on preparations for the Extraordinary Summit of the African Union scheduled to take place in Rwanda on 21st March 2018. The Cabinet Meeting appreciated that the preparations are on track and that all concerned stakeholders are collaborating.

1. The Cabinet Meeting approved Minutes of previous Cabinet Meeting held on 14.02.2018, with some adjustments.

2. The Cabinet Meeting approved the following Draft Laws:

a) Draft Law approving the ratification of the Loan Agreement signed in Kigali, Rwanda on 12th March, 2018 between the Republic of Rwanda and the OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID), relating to the Loan of twenty million American Dollars (USD 20,000,000) for Rwanda Sustainable Water Supply and Sanitation Program;

b) Draft Law approving the ratification of the Grant Agreement signed in Kigali, Rwanda on 7th March, 2018 between the Republic of Rwanda and the International Development Association (IDA) acting as Administrator of the Multi-Donor Trust Fund for achieving nutrition impact at scale, relating to the Grant of twenty million American Dollars (USD 20,000,000) for Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project;

c) Draft Law approving the ratification of the Financing Agreement signed in Kigali, Rwanda on 7th March, 2018 between the Republic of Rwanda and the International Development Association (IDA), relating to the Credit of seventeen million, six hundred thousand Special Drawing Rights (SDR 17,600,000) for Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project;

d) Draft Law approving the ratification of the Grant Agreement signed in Kigali, Rwanda on 7th March, 2018 between the Republic of Rwanda and the International Development Association (IDA), acting as Administrator of the Global Financing Facility relating to the Grant of ten million American Dollars (USD 10,000,000) for Stunting Prevention and Reduction Project;

e) Draft Law approving the ratification of the Financing Agreement signed at Kigali, Rwanda and Luxembourg on 28th December, 2017 between the Republic of Rwanda and the European Investment Bank, relating to the Loan of forty-five million Euros (EUR 45,000,000) for Kigali Central Sewerage Project;

f) Draft Law determining the responsibilities, organisation and functioning of National Public Service Commission (NPSC);

g) Draft Law on Cyber Crimes;

h) Draft Law relating to the rights and the protection of the child;

i) Draft Law modifying and complementing the Law N° 05/2011 of 21/03/2011 regulating Special Economic Zones in Rwanda.

3. The Cabinet Meeting approved the following Orders:

a) Presidential Order relieving from duties Mr. MUNYAKAYANZA Eugene who was Rwandan Representative in Lake Kivu and Rusizi River Basin Authority (ABAKIR);

b) Prime Minister’s Order determining organisational structure, job profiles, salaries and fringe benefits for employees in the National Rehabilitation Service (NRS);

c) Prime Minister’s Order Appointing Lt. Triphonie UMUHIRE as Military Prosecutor.

4. The Cabinet Meeting approved the agrément of the following persons to represent their respective countries to Rwanda at the level of Ambassador:

a) Mr. KAREN DRASTAMATOVICH TCHALIAN, of the Russian Federation, with residence in Kigali;

b) Mr. ERNEST JUMBE MANGU, of the United Republic of Tanzania, with residence in Kigali;

c) Mrs. FRANCISCA ASHIETEY-ODUNTON, of the Republic of Ghana, with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;

d) Mr. LOH SECK TIONG, of Malaysia, with residence in Nairobi, Kenya;

e) Mr. KRZYSZTOF BUZALSKI, of the Republic of Poland, with residence in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

f) Mr. ABULLA JASSIM AL-MAADIDA, of the State of Qatar, with residence in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania.

5. In AOBs.

a) The Minister of Education informed the Cabinet Meeting that on 22/03/2018 at Serena Hotel in Kigali, the Mastercard Foundation based in Canada will launch a new Strategy for Africa called “Young Africa Works”.

b) The Minister of Environment informed the Cabinet Meeting that from 19th to 21st March 2018, Rwanda will host the Sustainable Energy Forum and Africa Cooling Summit at Serena and Marriot hotels in Kigali.

c) The Minister of Sports and Culture informed the Cabinet Meeting that from 21st to 23rd March 2018 Rwanda Archives and Library Services will hold in Lemigo Hotel a Seminar bringing together local and international experts in archives and library services to discuss on the Development of Rwanda archives and library services.

This Statement was signed

By

Marie Solange KAYISIRE

The Minister in Charge of Cabinet Affairs

The Express News

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