We need quality not quantity, from our tertiary institutions


RE: “Varsity students stranded as courses are suspended” (The New Times, March 17).

More insurers mean better services


The smaller players will not necessarily go out of business. Even more developed markets where bancassurance developed through the merger or acquisition (or organic strategic business unit development) by a...

Real estate development should cater for everyone

It's tough, but you bring lots of insight. The real estate developers in the market should do more niche targeting.

RwandaAir's India route a welcome move

Air connectivity is of vital importance in today’s fast moving world.

Where are the local investors in ICT sector?


RE: “We need more private sector presence in ICT” (The New Times, March 18).

Africa must chart its own destiny

RE: “French Cuisine 2017” (The New Times, March 12).

Examine land issues further

RE: “MPs raise concerns over growing settlement pressure on arable land” (The New Times, March 6).

We need more private sector presence in ICT

RE: “Inside kLab, Rwanda’s biggest technology innovation hub” (The New Times, March 17).

The new headache for local insurance players

RE: “BK General Insurance begins operations” (The New Times, March 17).

Discard app-centric mentality and deploy humans to fix transport woes


If indeed it is true bus drivers receive a contract and fixed salary, then the issue here is the level of the salary. Are they being paid enough to ensure...

Promote recycling as an alternative to ban on plastic bags

If it is difficult to institute a total ban on plastic bags, it will be even more difficult to successfully enforce it. Why not think about recycling instead?

Revisit Kigali’s public transport system


Thank you The New Times and RURA for the clarification on drivers’ monitoring system. However, I still think that RURA is treating the symptom but not the root cause.

Rwanda needs more productive investments, not nightclubs and bars

“Negative perceptions that nightclubs and bars are places of sin and debauchery have a lot to do with this...” It isn’t only a question of perception; there is more than...

Growing mineral theft must be checked

Congratulations once again to the Police for the seizing of un-tagged minerals. What needs to be done urgently is to investigate to whom the minerals were being delivered as no...

Let's not be shortsighted in debate on ban of plastic bag


Matt’s position is akin to saying cigarettes should not be banned but rather controlled because banning smoking would result in massive job losses.

Beware of cheap rail projects

Last time we learned that President (John) Magufuli (of Tanzania) has been able to negotiate a similar standard gauge railroad at $1.5 million per kilometre.

Kigali's nightlife offers a lot of unexploited potential

Nightlife being not just about clubbing, Kigali has a head start and huge potential in generating economic benefits between 6p.m and 6a.m.

Ban on plastic bags: EAC should focus on control

RE: “Regional MPs, traders discuss proposed ban on plastic bags” (The New Times, March 11).

The mentality about Kigali’s night life should change

RE: “The night-time economy: can we talk about Kigali’s nightlife?” (The New Times, March 10).

Address investors’ woes in Kigali Special Economic Zone

RE: “Kigali Special Economic Zone maintenance fees still a challenge” (The New Times, March 10).

Circumcision does not prevent hernia

Claiming that circumcision prevents a health problem (such as hernia) is a compulsion of circumcised men to have done to others what was done to them.

Kudos to REMA!

Way to go REMA! Thanks to your drive on wetland conservation, the architecture students at the University of Rwanda did urban studies on the five major wetlands of the City...

We need to mind our business and give Trump's America a break

When will our people understand that the US owes nobody anything, and perhaps her withdrawal from the ‘aid’ business that has done anything but develop our countries will finally get...

Saturated fat doesn't cause heart disease

Saturated fat doesn’t cause heart disease; sugar does.