Here is how the ECD policy can be effectively implemented

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The latest early childhood development (ECD) policy is dated 2016 and is now under the Ministry of Gender and Family Promotion – a welcome move – from the overwhelmed Ministry...

Why KVCS should waive some penalties

This is all and good but let KVCS also explain the fines they charge customers for non-payment. A good number of non-payment cases is due to the unavailability of their...

Why Rwandans need to start taking mental illness seriously

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The points raised in the article are valid and well appreciated. However, there is a missing and important aspect. This is the importance of medical treatment. Depression is a medical...

Is marriage losing its meaning?

In agreement with the motion. The writing is on the wall, dowry in Rwanda has lost its customary meaning. Sadly, the whole marriage system is bound to fail.

Political will key to tackling Africa's ills

The fact that Africa has the essential means, in both material resources and intellectual competencies, to run our own affairs effectively and deal with any related issues has never been...

Harmonise standards enforcement to avoid duplication of roles

Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of Africa’s economy and the Made in Rwanda initiative is a good move to boost our MSMEs. So far the national...

Africa's problem has always been self-doubt

The fact that Africa has the essential means, in both material resources and intellectual competencies, to run our own affairs effectively and deal with any related issues has never been...

Tapping into indigenous resources for cancer cure needs systemic approach

I definitely agree with the writer on the need to tap into indigenous resources and training local indigenous healers and health professionals.

Entrepreneurship: are we giving due attention to product quality?

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Our Government has done a lot in promoting and encouraging entrepreneurship. And it seems there is genuine goodwill to continue doing so.

Need to explore alternatives to pesticides

There is simply one thing known as push-pull technology that is way more beneficial than using pesticide. This is intercropping maize with desmodium and surrounding the maize field with napier...

Pan-African court has gone off track

When the law allows itself to be used as a tool of the lawless, it relinquishes its legitimacy and majesty; it ceases to be the law.

MPs should discuss Penal Code from a progressive viewpoint

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Cohabitation is when two consenting unmarried or divorced adults of opposite sex decide to live together without being legally or religiously married. This should not be confused with adultery, which...

Doing Business: Proposed reforms a welcome move

These are by far the most comprehensive business reforms to be undertaken by the government. I co-own a small factory – which employs 104 people daily – that is operating...

Media should embrace digital technologies

Attempts to return the technological genie back into its bottle will clearly be as successful as King Canute standing by the shores and ordering the tide not to dare to...

To Rwandan media: Undermine impact of digital technologies at your own peril

The local media community is playing a very dangerous game, and has been doing so for quite some time.

GMOs would decimate bees

The consequences of the decimation of bees through the extensive use of pesticides are not limited to honey production.

Harmonise standards enforcement to avoid duplication of roles

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Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are the backbone of Africa’s economy and the Made in Rwanda initiative is a good move to boost our MSMEs. So far the national...

Good leadership is bedrock for transformation

Up to the 1800s, much of Switzerland was an extremely poor agrarian society just a bad potato harvest from starvation, exporting a large proportion of its most able-bodied men to...

Can UK try or extradite wanted Genocide suspects to Rwanda?

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Actions should follow good remarks from UK leaders.

Neighbours can exacerbate impact of landlockedness

Valid to a point. The European countries mentioned or alluded to in the article absorbed labour and capital from the rest of Europe and accumulated it over the centuries. They...

Embrace savings culture at a young age

The savings culture should be in everyone’s mind and avoid that thinking that you save the remaining. If people stick to this mindset, the saving target could not be met.

Open letter to Rwandan journalists

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My biggest 'beef' with our media people is their propensity to ape their Western counterparts instead of developing their own brand of home-grown mindsets that generate the kind of information,...

Low cost, way to go for real estate industry

Interesting thoughts. The writer suggests a pause of several years in new construction projects 'to allow demand to catch up with the current supply'.

Consciousness is not necessarily the prerequisite of telling the African story

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Editor, RE: “Does Africa have a story to tell?” (The New Times, November 6).