Dr. Geoffrey Mushaija, Ph.D. is the Executive Secretary of Northern Province.

The Executive Secretariat of Province consist of the Executive Secretary and other staff members recruited in accordance with relevant laws.

The personnel of the Province is governed by the General Statutes for Rwanda Public Service.


The Executive Secretary has the following responsibilities:

1. To give instructions to the Provincial staff;

2. To coordinate and supervise the Provincial staff activities;

3. To prepare the Provincial planning and monitor its implementation;

4. To review the files and other documents to be approved by the Governor of Province;

5. To serve as the chief budget manager of the Province

6.  To follow up closely the award of  tenders at the Provincial level;

7.  To track and control projects covering more than one District;

8.  To promote technologies and knowledge of the Provincial staff and build their capacity;

9.  To deputize for the Governor of Province in case of absence;

10.  To supervise and carry out first-level performance assessment of the Provincial staff;

11. To prepare the draft of Provincial planning and transmit it to the Governor of the Province who in turn transmit it to the Minister in charge of local government;

12. To prepare the draft budget proposal of the Province and submit it to the relevant organs;

13. To perform such other task within the scope of the responsibilities of the Province  as may be assigned to him by the Governor of Province;

Inshingano z’Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa ziteganyijwe ku buryo burambuye mu Itegeko Rigena Imikorere by'Intara mu Igazeti ya Leta yo kuwa 28/01/2006.