Kagame Appoints New Prime Minister Ngirente Edouard

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Edward Ngirente, the New Prime Minister

President Paul Kagame has dismissed Anastase Murekezi, his Prime Minister one of the longest serving cabinet members, who has been Prime Minister since July 2014 and replaced him with Ngirente Edouard.

An economist, Ngirente has been a senior advisor to the executive director of World Bank based in Washington D.C.

On his new twitter account Ngirente Edouard tweeted

Prior to his appointment as Prime Minister, Ngirente worked with the World Bank Group in Washington D.C.

He joined the World Bank six years ago as an Advisor to the Executive Director in charge of 20 African countries. He was promoted to senior advisor this year.

Before joining the World Bank, he worked in a couple of senior positions with the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning.

Ngirente holds a PhD in Agricultural Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain (UCL) in Belgium.

He also has two post-graduate degrees. One in Financial Risk Management from Facultés Universitaires Saint-Louis of Brussels and another in Agriculture Economics from UCL. He completed his undergraduate at the National University of Rwanda (now University of Rwanda) where he later worked as a faculty member.

Ngirente, who is married with two children, was born in Gakenke district of the Northern Province. He did his elementary and high school in the Northern Province as well.

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