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Sports Minister Nyirasafari Appointed To The Senate

President Paul Kagame on Friday appointed former Sports and Culture Minister Esperance Nyirasafari to the Senate.

She is a lawyer and politician in Rwanda, who has served as the cabinet minister at the Ministry of Sports and Culture, effective 18 October 2018.

Before that, from 5 October 2016 until 18 October 2018, she was the Minister of Gender and Family Promotion] (Migeprof)

In 2009, she served as the permanent secretary in the Rwanda Ministry of justice. At the time of her ministerial appointment, on 5 October 2016, she is reported to have been a member of the Rwandan Parliament.

She replaced Diane Gashumba as minister at Migeprof, who became the Rwanda Minister of Health.

In the cabinet reshuffle of 31 August 2017, Espérance Nyirasafari retained her portfolio at Migeprof.

As cabinet minister, she advocates mutual respect among married couples to promote family harmony.

In a cabinet reshuffle on 18 October 2018, Espérance Nyirasafari was appointed Cabinet Minister of Sports and Culture.

She joined the reshuffled cabinet of President Paul Kagame who reduced the members of cabinet from 31 to 26.

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