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Rwanda gets new spokesperson

July 31, 2021

By Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti

The Cabinet Meeting On Friday 30th July 2021 appointed Mrs. Yalande Makolo as Government Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, a new position created for the first time as a standalone in the country.

Makolo will replace Dr. Vincent Biruta who is the Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation who doubled as the Government Spokesperson.

Normally the position of government spokesperson was held by the Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.

Makolo comes from the office of the President where she served in the communication department.

“The Office of the Prime Minister informs the Cabinet Meeting of 30th July 2021 made the following appointment, Mrs. Yalande Makolo, Government Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation,” reads a communique signed by Prime Minister Dr. Edouard Ngirente on Saturday 31st July 2021.

Makolo is a soft-spoken lady and the social media enthusiast which gives her more chance to perform well in the new position she will be serving for the first time.

The same cabinet meeting appointed Mrs. Stephanie Nyombayire, Press Secretary, Office of the President. Nyombayire was also in the communication department and in the protocol department.  

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