Women make up over thirty percent of Burundi’s new cabinet according to a government release issued over the weekend.
President Evariste Ndayishimiye in a decree nominated a sixteen-member cabinet to help run government business. The cabinet is also inclusive of the Prime Minister Alain-Guillaume Bunyoni and Vice President Prosper Bazombanza.
Portfolios handed to women include Justice, Labour, Tourism and Communication. Ex-president Nkurunziza’s last health minister, Thadee Ndikumana, also maintains her ministerial portfolio.
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