Former minister for sports and culture Protais Mitali (right) hands over to the new minister, Joseph Habineza

Former minister for sports and culture Protais Mitali (right) hands over to the new minister, Joseph Habineza

The new Minister of Sports and Culture, Ambassador Joseph Habineza has asked all stakeholders in the Rwandan sports to work together in order to achieve greater success.

Habineza made the call after the handover ceremony with former Minister, ProtaisMitali at Amahoro Stadium on Tuesday.

He said, “We need to work together as team, we have to work 24 hours in order to achieve our mission and bring pride to our nation, I have seen many changes in this ministry and I want to continue the same way of developing our sports.”

“Let’s show the difference from others, let’s work to bring results, here we are going for results but we will need to prepare first the athletes for the future of Rwanda, there’s a good progress and we will continue from where my colleague (Mitali) has stopped,” Habineza said during a news conference.

He said he was greatly happy to work again in the sports ministry but he needs everyone’s support.

He added “I thank His Excellency President Paul Kagame for re-appointing me in this post that I once headed.”

The former Rwandan ambassador to Nigeria also said he was ready to work hard and promised to full fill all his responsibilities during his term in office.

Habineza who has been serving as Rwanda Ambassador to Nigeria for the last three years jetted in Kigali on Monday evening to take up his new job as the Minister of Sports and Culture.