Letters

Is it right to outlaw all forms of corporal punishment?

Editor,   RE:“Scale up effort to protect children’s rights, govt urged” (The New Times, March 29). Allow me to express my outrage on the proposal to outlaw corporal punishment in families. I believe this is a thin line between ensuring that essential parental discipline and...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 1:02am

Extend more support to financial tech startups

Editor, RE: “Kigali to host global meet on responsible, inclusive finance” (The New Times, March 3). This conversation can never get old, as long as 76% of Africa does not have an account with a formal finance institution. Recently, I went purchasing an affordable health insurance...

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 12:59am

Rwanda has no place for drug peddlers

Editor,   RE:“Police arrest 40 over drugs” (The New Times, March 26). Well done Rwanda National Police for operations conducted countrywide to fight against drugs and similar narcotic substances. Traffickers should give up narcotic drug business because Police has identified and...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:34pm

Kudos to CMA

Editor RE:“20 students eye Rwf4m capital market varsity challenge cash in today’s national finals” (The New Times, March 26). Applause to Capital Markets Authority (CMA) and its collaborators! We need more competitions like these so we can have a society that’s much more...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 11:28pm

Rwanda has no place for drug peddlers

Editor, RE: “Police arrest 40 over drugs” (The New Times, March 26). Well done Rwanda National Police for operations conducted countrywide to fight against drugs and similar narcotic substances. Traffickers should give up narcotic drug business because Police has identified and knew...

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 12:00am

Mass public transport is the way to go

Editor, RE: “Kigali City says road upgrades will ease traffic during major meetings” (The New Times, March 24). An admired and prestigious country like Rwanda which has shown the example to Africa in terms of cleanliness, universal health care, environment protection should stop...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

Why Rwandans should not be surprised by what gets published in French media

Editor, RE: “Many are beginning to learn the hard way that Genocide is not a laughing matter” (The New Times, March 25). Your editorial provides an excellent summary of the issues that keep on arising in France and Belgium as a result of these two countries’ shameful role during...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

To save environment, let us embrace electric cars

Editor, RE: “Norway’s electric cars rise by 40%” (The New Times, March 24). Great to read in TNT this Xinhua article. I believe Rwanda is very well positioned with the blessings we have in many rivers and plenty of sun to implement a similar strategy albeit on a smaller scale in...

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 12:00am

CFTA: We need to work with a sense of urgency

Editor, RE: “CFTA: What next after signing of historic treaty?” (The New Times, March 23). Indeed a very good question! What’s next for Rwanda? What’s next for our private sector? The private sector is the critical success factor to ensure such an agreement will benefit...

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00am

We need a deliberate, inclusive effort to ensure gender parity

Editor, RE: “Davos 2018: Gender parity is about men and women, not women alone” (The New Times, February 15). It’s indeed crucial that the male counterparts take it upon themselves for the desired gender equality impact to be felt. However, I have often found this gender parity...

Saturday, March 24, 2018 - 12:00am

African countries need to actively promote innovation

Editor, Re: CFTA: Cutting edge technology does not happen in a vacuum (The New Times, March 22, 2018). I couldn’t agree more! Indeed, prior to talking about and on what has been invented and belong to elsewhere, let’s first scrutinise the kind of foundation we have as our own, on...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

Extend more support to financial tech startups

Editor, RE: “Kigali to host global meet on responsible, inclusive finance” (The New Times, March 3). This conversation can never get old, as long as 76% of Africa does not have an account with a formal finance institution. Recently, I went purchasing an affordable health insurance...

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 12:00am

CFTA: Cutting edge technology does not happen in a vacuum

Editor, RE: “A case for Smart African Continental Free Trade Area” (The New Times, March 21). I like these ideas on digital platforms. The whole world is going digital and Africa must not miss out, but I also deeply dislike the currently prevailing worship-like preaching of digital...

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 12:00am

CFTA: Africa is finally getting its act together

Editor, RE: “Obasanjo: CFTA will enable Africa shift from aid to trade” (The New Times, March 20). Africa has now started making the real steps toward a union. The journey has been long and taken too much time but let’s assume that the ongoing African Union reforms, spearheaded...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Beware of super massive global financial black hole

Editor, RE: “How safe is banking industry?” (The New Times, February 8). There is sometimes a blessing in our being so peripheral to the highly integrated global financial markets. It is the reason we escaped the bullet of the 2007-08 global financial meltdown which the world economy...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Court can find Belgium liable for ETO-Kicukiro massacres

Editor, RE: “Survivors at ETO can seek reparation in Belgian courts” (The New Times, March 19). Indeed the Belgian government, as well as the UN, is responsible for the massacres that followed the departure of the Belgian peacekeepers. This act however doesn’t surprise me...

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 12:00am

Ferguson not to blame for Man Utd’s current troubles

Refer to article, “Why Ferguson is the root cause of United’s current troubles” (The New Times, March 17, 2018). I agree with James Munyaneza’s view that it was a mistake for Sir Alex Ferguson to appoint David Moyes as his successor at Manchester United. But I don’t...

Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Our financial sector needs to be more innovative

Editor, RE: “Kigali to host global meet on responsible, inclusive finance” (The New Times, March 3). This conversation can never get old, as long as 76% of Africa does not have an account with a formal finance institution. Recently, I went purchasing an affordable health insurance...

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00am

Education is a two-way process

Editor, RE: “Want to improve education quality? Stop teaching and let students learn” (The New Times, March 1). The idea that education is one-way is wrong—it is a two-way process where teachers can learn as well. The average connected Rwandan teenager can teach so much about IT...

Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 12:00am

New measures needed to protect home buyers

Editor, RE: “Uncertainty clouds Ujenge’s Palm Estates project as receiver resigns” (The New Times, March 13). It’s unfortunate that this case is similar to the one of DN International a couple of years back. The rise of another similar case shows that there are systemic...

Friday, March 16, 2018 - 12:00am