Musoni tells consumers to protect themselves

Local Government Minister, Protais Musoni is that concerned traders could be exploiting consumers by hiking food prices.

Free-trade zone construction starts

Developing the free-trade zone and industrial park in Nyandungu East of Kigali City is slated to start early next month.

Govt tax body trains thousands of teachers

IN its effort to increase tax compliance, Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) has partnered with the Ministry of Education to train teachers on the role of taxes.

Rwandair to acquire modern aircraft

Rwandair Express is to acquire a Boeing 737-300 to replace the Boeing 737-200, grounded at Kigali International Airport due to mechanical problems, a top airline official said.

Rwanda to exhibit tourism potential in Japan summit

Rwandans are to exhibit the country’s trade potentials at the planned Africa Heads of State Summit in Yokohama City, Japan, top government officials have said.

Fina Bank, CFC to sell Safaricom shares

Fina Bank has teamed up with CFC financial services to handle Safaricom IPO investors in Rwanda. CFC Financial Services is a Kenya registered firm with experience in stock broking business...

Sugar prices increase

Consumers in the country are digging deeper into their pockets to afford sugar due to soaring prices.

Cattle prices in Eastern Province appreciate

Cattle prices in Eastern Province have risen, according to a mini-survey carried out by The New Times. The price of a bull has now increased from Frw300, 000 to Frw400,...

Rwanda easing cross-border trade

Government is in a move to ease the conduct of cross border business. Relative stakeholders have stepped up measures to reduce administrative procedures, the time spent and the costs for...

Government moots insurance scheme for cooperative farmers

An insurance scheme targeting to help cooperative farmers countrywide is in the offing. If implemented, more farmers will access loans, insurance services and pension.

Processed poultry products arrive from Uganda

The first consignment of 500 processed chicken and 4,000 chicks imported from Uganda have been delivered to agents in the country.

Use biotechnology to improve potato production — scientists

Potatoes production in Rwanda can be improved if biotechnology is used, says Dr. Jan Krenze, project coordinator of International Potato Center (CIP).

Rwanda bourse: Thursday business quiet

Rwanda over the counter weekly report says Thursday trading was quite on the Rwanda OTC market. No transaction was recorded since there was no offer or bid at the market.

Treasury releases Frw800m for SMEs

Government has announced will guarantee Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to access funding from commercial banks.

Housing shortage: Real estate construction firms rush to exploit Kigali City market

With 25,000 units needed annually to address the housing problem countrywide, international real estate developers are rushing to Kigali to invest in the housing sector.

Rwanda investment agency woos Jewish investors

Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Riepa) is in talks with Jewish investors. The aim is to woo them expand their investments in key sectors in the country.

Govt launches electronic trade information centre

In a move to boost trade and reduce doing business costs in the country, an online trade information centre with vital trade information about Rwanda has been launched.

Packaging industry in offing

The move to have a packaging industry in the near future to improve the quality of products produced in Rwanda has gained momentum.

Rwanda starts importing eggs, chicks from Uganda

Rwanda has started importing eggs and chicks from Uganda, after a two year ban has been lifted.

Safaricom IPO launched in Rwanda

Safaricom, described as the most profitable Telecom company in East Africa has launched its Initial Public Offer (IPO) in Rwanda paving way for Rwandan investors to have a stake in...

Companies boost Rwanda’s coffers

A growing sense of ‘paying tax is my obligation’ among the country’s companies combined with healthy corporate profits and high consumption rates boosted the country’s revenue receipts for January and...

New study shows ICT is underutilised

Businesses and governments must make better use of their communications and computing infrastructure if they are to benefit from the full economic and social benefits of ICT, according to a...

Industrial park development starts

Government has cleared about 20 hectares in Nyandungu paving way for industries to be built in place, State Minister for Industries and Export Promotion said. The planned park will be...

Govt should liberalise pension scheme—CMAC

Rwanda Capital Markets Advisory Council (CMAC), a body responsible for the development of the capital in the country has asked government to liberalise the pensions scheme.