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Women account for over 30% of Burundi’s new cabinet


In the newly formed government cabinet in Burundi, women have take a sizable chunk of the whole as over thirty percent of the cabinet are women. This is according to a publication released by the government over the weekend.

The President, Evariste Ndayishimiye nominated a sixteen-member cabinet to facilitate him in running the government. The cabinet includes Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni and Vice President Prosper Bazombanza.

The industries to be headed by women include Justice, Labour, Tourism and Communication. Ex-president Nkurunziza’s last health minister, Thadee Ndikumana, also maintains her ministerial portfolio.

Here are the ministers and the ministries they will head:

Minister of Health: Thaddée Ndikumana

Minister of Justice: Madame Jeanine Nibizi

Minister of Public Service, Labor and Employment: Madame Domine Banyankimbona

Minister of Commerce, Transport, Industry and Tourism: Hon. Immaculate Ndabaneze

Minister of National Solidarity, Social Affairs, Human Rights and Gender: Madame Immelde Sabushimike

Minister of Communication, Information Technologies and Media: Mrs. Marie Chantal Nijimbere


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