Major General Albert Murasira is the tenth Minister for Defence since Rwanda became independent in 1962. The Minister for Defence is responsible to the Government for all matters concerning the Defence policy, the conduct of Defence and implementation of Defence programmes.
Major General Albert Murasira holds a Masters of Science in Project Management with Merit from the University of Liverpool in the United Kingdom (2016). He attended the former National University of Rwanda from 1983 to 1988 where he received a Bachelor of Sciences in Mathematics (1986) and Licence in Mathematics (1988).
Major General Murasira holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Administration from the Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (2004) and also a Diploma in Defence and Strategic Studies from the National Defence University of PLA-China (2011).
Commissioned in 1989, he went through all required military courses from Officer Cadet Course up to Defence Strategic Studies and has held various command and staff appointments. Previous experience includes:
Major General Albert Murasira was born on 11 November 1962 and is married to Marie Goretti Rafiki with whom he has three children. He likes sports and playing chess.