Former Rwanda’s Minister of Trade and Commerce François Kanimba has been appointed as the Commissioner in charge of Common Market, Economic, Commerce and Financial Affairs of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS).
This emerges following the 17th Conference of Heads of State and Government of ECCAS held virtually this week.
This was the first summit since the organisation’s institution reforms on 18th December 2019.
Among the adjustments following the reforms is the appointment of an eight-member commission to replace the Secretariat General.
Kanimba’s experience in his new appointment also comes from his previous experience as Central Bank Governor.
The bloc brings together Angola, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Rwanda and Sao Tome and Principe.