By New Times
President Paul Kagame has appointed Professor Manasseh Nshuti as the new Minister in charge of East African Community (EAC) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation.
Nshuti replaces Oliver Nduhungirehe who was dropped from cabinet in April, under accusations of letting his personal opinions prevail over those held by the government.
Nshuti has previously served in a number of portfolios in the government.
Among these, he was formerly the Minister of Commerce, Industry, Cooperatives and Tourism; Minister of Finance as well as Minister of Public Service and Labour.
Nshuti holds a PhD in Finance. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration in Accounting.
Among other things, he has also previously served as the Chairman Board of Promoters assigned to set up Umutara Polytechnic (University).
He also served as the Chairman Board of Governors, which was tasked to turn round the School of Finance and Banking (SFB).
Umutara Polytechnic and SFB have since merged with other public Higher Learning Institutions to form the University of Rwanda (UR).
In 2011, he started a private University— University of Kigali—alongside other partners.