DNS Africa initiative to further ensure that Africans recognises the role other Africans can play across Africa came to reality. Benin’ National Agency for the Identification of Persons (ANIP) just released the name of its Director General as Pascal Nyamulinda, a Rwandan.
His appointment was approved at a Council of Ministers meeting, replacing Cyrille Gougbédji, by President Patrice Talon on Wednesday, February 22, 2023.
The Law on the identification of natural persons in Benin allows the nominative, personal, digital and biometric identification processes of natural persons to be entered in the national register and in the communal registers of identification of the population, then organizes the processing of these elements and guarantees their protection. The new man at the helms of affairs is now responsible for the coordination and management of the activities of the Agency.
Nyamulinda holds a bachelor’s degree in International Public Affairs from Université Catholique de Louvain in Belgium, and a Masters’ Degree in Project Management from Maastricht University in The Netherlands. He was the Director General of the National Identification Agency (NIDA) in Rwanda since 2007. He served for five (5) years as a diplomat at the Permanent Mission of Rwanda to the United Nations in New York before his appointment at NIDA. Nyamulinda also served as Mayor of Kigali City in 2018.
DNS Africa congratulates Pascal Nyamulinda, the Rwandan and Benin Government for setting this historic record in the annals of Africa.