RDB Gets New Chairperson

Itzhak Fisher

Rwanda cabinet has appointed a former campaign official for Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu to chair Rwanda Development Board (RDB).

Itzhak Fisher 57, a computer scientist is mandated to lure investors to Rwanda using his strong network of contacts and vast experience.

He replaces Dr Ramakrishna Sithanen a Mauritius national who has been at the helm of the institution since May 2013.

The cabinet meeting also approved Joanne Lomas and Martha T.M Phiri to represent the United Kingdom and the African Development Bank in Kigali.

In other institutions, Judith Kazaire, former governor of Eastern Province was appointed Head of Service Delivery at the Rwanda Development Board.

Meanwhile, Safari Innocent was appointed Chief Financial Officer in the Rwanda Mining Board.

Cabinet also confirmed the Director General of the University Teaching Hospital – Butare (CHUB) Dr. Augustin Sendegeya.

At University of Rwanda, Françoise Tengera was appointed Deputy Vice Chancellor in charge of Administration and Finance.

Tengera is replacing Pudence Rubingisa who is battling an embezzlement court case.

Several other appointments were made in various institutions including; Rwandair, Rwanda Forensic Laboratory, Rwanda Water and Forestry Authority, Rwanda Housing Authority, Rwanda Cooperative Agency, National Agriculture Export Board, Rwanda Public Procurement Authority, Rwanda Social Security Board, and Rwanda Revenue Authority.

The cabinet dismissed 36 prison wardens.




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