Jean de Dieu Nsabimana

How Kirehe villagers won national Umuganda award

Residents of Kigarama Sector in Kirehe District were on Saturday recognised for accomplishing a community effort that saw them construct a primary school. The school, worth about Rwf25 million, is the brainchild of the sector residents who wanted to address the issue of the long distance covered...

Monday, July 16, 2018, 10:59 PM

Why the trial of the gruesome Rwamagana murder was held in open court

Hundreds of residents of Karenge Sector, Rwamagana District sat in silence on Tuesday morning as one of their own was driven to the scene of crime wearing the pink garb worn by inmates. Most of them had not seen Jean Damascene Ntezimana since he was arrested following the brutal killing of his...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 11:08 PM

Rwamagana residents left in shock by how a 7-month pregnant mother was killed and skinned by husband

Hundreds of residents of Karenge Sector, Rwamagana District sat in silence on Tuesday morning as one of their own was driven to the scene of crime wearing the pink garb worn by inmates. Most of them had not seen him since he was arrested a week after he brutally killed his wife, mutilated her and...

Wednesday, July 11, 2018, 2:46 PM

Kwibohora24: Ndego, the sector born after liberation

About 70km from Kayonza town, on the boundaries of Akagera National Park, is Ndego sector. Before 1994, it was uninhabited but today it is home to 20,000 people. Ndego used to be part of the national park, but after the liberation, returnees, mostly from Uganda and Tanzania, came with their herds...

Sunday, July 8, 2018, 10:11 PM

Rwamagana: Students seek to impact community health

University students in Rwamagana have conducted Nursing Student Week to promote health of the community in the district.   The community outreach was prepared by Forum of Higher Learning Institutions in Rwamagana led by University of Rwanda- School of Nursing, Eastern Province and Rwamagana...

Tuesday, July 3, 2018, 2:27 AM

What mass wedding ceremonies mean to family conflicts

The Eastern Province concluded the Family Month with a mass wedding for 188 couples in Kirehe District on Tuesday. Official civil wedding ceremonies, children registrations, and resolution of family conflicts, among others; were the main activities conducted during the month dedicated to families...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018, 11:09 PM

Entrepreneurs urged to bridge import-export gap

If Rwanda is to benefit from international trade, there is need for entrepreneurs to bridge the import and export gap, the Minister of Trade and Industry Vincent Munyeshyaka said over the weekend. At a ceremony held in Nyagatare to officially close the Itorero Imbaturabukungu bringing...

Monday, June 25, 2018, 1:20 AM

Eastern Province entrepreneurs pledge Rwf20bn in infrastructure

Members of the Private Sector Federation (PSF) in Eastern Province have resolved to be agents of change and play their respective roles to ensure the province is developed and faster. They made the commitment on Monday as 563 entrepreneurs from the province officially started a civic...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018, 12:44 AM

Mwulire sector residents build seven ECD centres

Seven Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDs), worth approximately Rwf68million, were this past weekend launched in Mwulire sector, Rwamagana district as part of the celebrations to mark the Day of the African Child. According to the Executive Secretary of Sector; Jean Claude Bwasana, the...

Monday, June 18, 2018, 2:13 AM

Eastern Province clerics “thankful” for closure of substandard churches

Religious organisations in Eastern Province have said they appreciate the closure of substandard churches in the past few months, saying it turned out to be helpful to them than they thought. They expressed gratitude on Thursday afternoon during a meeting between provincial leaders and...

Friday, June 15, 2018, 11:43 PM

Kayonza RPF cadres urged to champion human security

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in Kayonza District have been urged to each play their respective role to completely uproot all forms of child labour in the district and also be at the forefront in solving other human security issues. The call was made over the weekend by the...

Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 1:32 AM

Kayonza RPF cadres urged to champion human security

Members of Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF-Inkotanyi) in Kayonza District have been urged to each play their respective role to completely uproot all forms of child labour in the district and also be at the forefront in solving other human security issues. The call was made over the weekend by the...

Monday, June 11, 2018, 11:45 AM

Let’s make a better history, Kaboneka urges leaders

Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has urged leaders to join hands and change history that had been damaged by previous leadership of “separation.” The minister stated this on Remembrance Day of genocide victims who had been working in prefectures and sous-prefectures...

Friday, June 8, 2018, 1:25 PM

Kayonza residents upbeat on new system of paying health insurance

Residentsin Kayonza District have expressed their satisfaction with a new technology that facilitates payments for health insurance scheme, Mutuelle de Santé, describing it as time saving. They made their views known Wednesday during a visit by Dr Alvera Mukabaramba, the Minister of State in the...

Friday, June 8, 2018, 12:28 AM

Kirehe, Nyagatare border residents cautioned on illegal crossing

Eastern Province residents neighbouring the border with Tanzania have urged to avoid using porous borders to illegally cross into the neighbouring country. The call was made Tuesday by the Provincial Governor, Fred Mufulukye, and the regional commander of Rwanda Defence Force, Maj. Gen. Mubarak...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 2:32 PM

Nyagatare district executive team resigns

The top executive committee members of Nyagatare District led by the mayor, George Mupenzi, tendered in their resignations Wednesday to the District Advisory Council, citing “personal reasons”. Mupenzi resigned with the Didas Kayitare and Domithille Musabyemariya, vice mayor for...

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 5:00 AM

Nyagatare district executive team resigns

The top executive committee members of Nyagatare District led by the mayor, George Mupenzi, tendered in their resignations Wednesday to the District Advisory Council, citing “personal reasons”. Mupenzi resigned with the Didas Kayitare and Domithille Musabyemariya, vice mayor for...

Wednesday, May 30, 2018, 8:35 PM

New Rwamagana industrial park to create over 5,000 jobs

Over 5,000 direct new jobs are set to be created by factories that are opening shop at the newly created Rwamagana Industrial Zone in Mwulire Sector, district officials say. According to Rajab Mbonyumuvunyi, the Mayor of Rwamagana District, three manufacturing plants are already up and running in...

Tuesday, May 29, 2018, 5:00 AM

Ngoma town gets new public cemetery

Through the monthly community service (Umuganda) residents of Ngoma District prepared an expansive chunk of land designated as the new cemetery for Kibungo town. The new location is in Gahima Cell, Kibungo Sector. The community service also attracted Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, the State Minister...

Monday, May 28, 2018, 5:00 AM

Over 150 couples tie the knot in mass wedding in Nyagatare

The launch on Wednesday of Gender Accountability Day saw 156 cohabiting couples from five sectors in Nyagatare District legalise their union. The event was held in Rwimiyaga Sector and the partners were awarded civil marriage certificates. The two-day drive in Nyagatare, by the Ministry of Gender...

Saturday, May 26, 2018, 5:38 AM