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Lawmakers welcome new development-oriented budget

Members of parliament have commended government for promoting locally made products and services, saying that this would go a long way in improving people’s livelihoods. The different legislators spoke shortly after the Minister for Finance and Economic Planning; Dr. Uzziel Ndagijimana...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:41am

How government will finance the 2018/19 Budget

Finance Minister Uzzeil Ndagijimana yesterday unveiled the 2018/19 budget valued at Rwf2.4 trillion. It will be financed through domestic resources, loans and grants. According to the Ministry of Finance, domestic resources will contribute 67 per cent, while loans will contribute 16 per cent and...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:38am

Senators, journalists discuss media role in development

Media owner shave raised concerns over the future of the sector if nothing is done to address the existing challenges. The issue came up Thursday during a consultative meeting with the Senatorial Standing Committee on Political Affairs and Good Governance. The meeting aimed at assessing the media...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:21am

Continental training on fighting GBV, human trafficking starts in Kigali

Over 100 officers from police, military and correctional services from 41 African countries, yesterday, started three-day training in Kigali on how to respond to the scourge of gender based violence (GBV) and human trafficking. The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion, Esperance...

Friday, June 15, 2018 - 12:11am

Singapore’s Deputy PM in Rwanda for a two-day working visit

The Singaporean Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic and Social Policies, Tharman Shanmugaratnam, is in the country for a two-day working visit to discuss investment and business ties between Singapore and Rwanda. Before holding a combined meeting earlier today with the...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 2:50pm

Remittances rise by 17 per cent last year

Inbound remittances to Rwanda increased by 17 percent from $155.4 million in fiscal year 2015/2016 to $181.9 million in fiscal year 2016/2017, according to figures from Central Bank. Inbound remittance is the money sent to loved ones in the country by relatives and friends from overseas. During...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 1:23pm

FEATURED: Trust Industries upgrades production to promote ‘Made-in-Rwanda’

Trust Industries is set to give its competitors -that include mostly foreign brands- a run for their money after completing installation works on what is now a fully-fledged bar soap semi-automated production line at the Kanzenze, Nyamata, based plant. Since diversifying into manufacturing in 2012...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:27pm

FEATURED: Irish potato farmers urged to adhere to formal market channels

Irish potato farmers were urged to register and join cooperatives to enable the Government make effective marketing plans. The move intends to ensure that no one incurs losses due to lack of pre-arrangement depending on the quantity of their expected produce. The call was made by the Ministry of...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 12:25pm

RDB to shut down discriminatory businesses

The Rwanda Development Board has issued a stern warning to tourism operators and service sector players that they risk being shut down if found to be discriminatory. The warning specifically targets entities including restaurants, nightclubs, tour operators, guides and hotels. Closure of a...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:56am

Finance Minister unveils 2018/19 budget today

The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning will today present to Parliament a draft budget law for the next fiscal year, paving the way for final approval by the House. Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana told Parliament last month that the next fiscal year’s budget will be domestically funded at 84...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 11:36am

Solid Africa begins construction of industrial kitchen

Construction of an industrial kitchen to prepare mass meals for less privileged patients in public hospitals kicked off yesterday. The industrial kitchen is an initiative by a local NGO, Solid Africa in partnership with Imbuto Foundation and the Mohammed VI Foundation for Sustainable Development...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:20am

Ombudsman: Only 20 access to info petitions filed in five years

Officials at the Office of the Ombudsman have called for more awareness about citizens’ right to access information. They cited a situation where some people still ignore that the country has access to information laws and often don’t complain in case they are denied information. This...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 10:19am

Rwanda launches research and innovation fund

The National Research and Innovation Fund (NRIF) was officially launched on Wednesday and will be financed by government as a seed facility that will mainly focus on the youth. The launch was officiated by the Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente. Top government officials, scholars and researchers...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:39am

Government to increase exports by 17%

Rwanda is looking to increase its exports base by 17 per cent annually. The revelation was made Wednesday by Trade and Industry Minister, Vincent Munyeshyaka, during the 3rd National Exporters’ Conference in Kigali. The conference brought together different development stakeholders in trade...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 9:35am

Kagame, Putin meet in Russia

President Paul Kagame Wednesday met with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the Kremlin in the Russian Capital, Moscow. Russia is host to the 2018 World Cup final scheduled to kick off Thursday this week. The two heads of state met less than two weeks after the Russian Foreign Minister,...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:20am

Senate to hold consultative meeting with media owners

Nearly 200 people are expected to take part in a consultative meeting organised by the Senate on Thursday to talk about how the media in Rwanda is playing its role in the country’s development and how challenges that affect the sector can be addressed. Organised by the Senatorial Standing...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:14am

Releasing Ngeze and co. opens a new wound for Genocide survivors, trauma expert says

The UN Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) should heed the voices of victims, survivors and foot soldiers and reject the request for early release of three Genocide convicts. This is the submission by   Dr. Yael Danieli, a New York-based Clinical Psychologist, who...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:13am

Nakumatt Rwanda convenes creditors’ meeting

Does Nakumatt Rwanda owe you? If so Nakumatt Rwanda Ltd is inviting all creditors to meeting today to ascertain the extent of debt and approaches to  payback. The local retail store with four outlets in Kigali was put under provisional administration in April this year after it emerged that...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:12am

Senate approves revised law on political parties and politicians

Members of the Upper House of Parliament Tuesday approved the draft revised law governing political organisations and politicians. They gave a nod to the legislation during a plenary session of the House following a presentation by the Minister in the Office of the President, Judith Uwizeye....

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 8:11am

Rwamagana crime-free village happy for new office

To residents of Rwamugurusu Village of Munyiginya Cell in Bwana Sector, Rwamagana District, having a fully equipped office, with television set and lit with solar power, it is a motivation to further strengthen their efforts to fight anything that can destabilize such development activities and...

Thursday, June 14, 2018 - 7:52am