The Rwandan Ministry of Defence (Kinyarwanda: Minisiteri y'Ingabo; French: Ministère de la Défense) is in charge of the Rwanda Defence Force. The Minister of Defence is responsible for the conduct and implementation of defence programmes. The current Minister of Defence is Major General Albert Murasira since October 2018.Lt.-Col. Innocent Gashugi is Permanent Secretary. Gen. Patrick Nyamvumba is Chief of Defence Staff.
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List of Ministers of Defence
|No.||Name||Took office||Left office||Years served||President|
|1||Calliope Mulindahabi||1962||1965||3||Grégoire Kayibanda|
|3||Maj.-Gen. Augustin Ndindiliyimana||1991||1992||1|
|4||James Gasana||April 1992||July 1993||1|
|5||Augustin Bizimana||July 1993||July 1994||1|
|6||Maj.-Gen. Paul Kagame||1994||2000||6||Pasteur Bizimungu|
|7||Brig.-Gen. Emmanuel Habyarimana||2000||November 2002||2||Paul Kagame|
|8||Gen. Marcel Gatsinzi||November 2002||April 2010||8|
|9||Gen. James Kabarebe||April 2010||October 2018||8|
|10||Maj. Gen. Albert Murasira||October 2018||Incumbent||_|
Source: Ministry of Defence, Republic of Rwanda. 
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