Rwanda forms economic policy research network

To improve development, Rwanda must make use of the dynamic platform linking research with public policy, said National Institute of Statistics Director General Louis Munyakazi. “To accelerate economic growth and...

Kampala to hold East African business summit

Top executives, development practitioners and government technocrats are set to meet in Kampala this July to deliberate on issues that can make East Africa a more competitive area to do...

Rwanda to seek ITU help in disaster management

Rwanda is ready to learn and make use of resources from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to respond to disaster, a government official said.

RRA’s 10-year journey has not been rosy

Preparations for Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) 10th Anniversary and 7th Tax Payers’ Day celebrations are in final stages.

RRA Tax-payers’ Day celebrations attract several foreign delegates

Rwanda Revenue Authority’s (RRA) 10th Anniversary and 7th Tax-payers’ Day celebrations have attracted several foreign delegates. By press time, ten countries had confirmed participation in the celebrations slated for Saturday...

KPA computerising cargo handling

The Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) has started its second phase of fully computerizing  cargo handlimg. The move is aimed at reducing delays in clearance of ships at the port, a...

Cattle insemination campaign intensifies

The Rwanda Animal Resource Development Authority (Rarda) has embarked on a campaign to train people how to inseminate cattle throughout the country.

Seals for weighing scales, fuel dispensers imported

A consignment of seals to ensure that weighing machines and fuel dispensers are not tampered with has arrived in the country. The arrival of the seals paves way for Rwanda...

RRA rewards long serving staff

Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) awarded over 90 employees who have worked for the last 10 ten years. The recognition comes ahead of the 10th anniversary celebrations due to take place...

Improve coffee quality—Ocir café

The National Coffee Board (Ocir café) has urged farmers, dealers and processors to improve the quality of coffee they produce ahead of the upcoming Cup of Excellence competition.

Africa Cup of Excellence coffee competition to be held in Rwanda

Rwanda is to host Africa’s 1st Cup of Excellence Competition in August, Alex Kanyakole, the Director General of National Coffee Board has announced.

MTN shifting pre-paid customers to new system

MTN Rwanda has announced it will be moving all pre-paid customers to a new upgraded system over the weekend. The telecom company has set Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th July...

80 trained on leasing

About 80 stakeholders in the Rwandan leasing industry were trained on leasing by Sudhir Amembal and Associates, a leasing consultancy firm.

RRA extends profit tax payment deadline

Despite the fact that Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA)’s annual profit tax payment deadline is 30th June, the authority was forced to extend the closing date. Over 3,500 taxpayers rushed to...

MTN traffic grows by 30 per cent

MTN Rwanda has registered a 30 per cent increase in traffic on their network, management has announced.The increase is attributed to a recent reduction of call tariffs rates. Now many...

USAID commits $5m to dairy sector

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has given $5 million (Frw2.7 billion) to the country’s dairy sector for five years. The move is intended to improve the quality of...

EAC unveils future power projects

The East African Community (EAC) has revealed its future interconnection power projects which will increase access to modern energy services and reduce costs of doing business in the region. During...

EAC can feed the world

The Executive Director, Uganda investment Authority (UIA), Dr Maggie Kigozi has said that the East African Community (EAC) has a potential to feed the rest of the world if all...

IFAK School wins taxation competition

Institute De Formation Apostolique De Kimihurura (IFAK) has emerged the best at a taxation competition organised by Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA). The competition held at Telecom House comes ahead of...

EAC customs union improving trade

Outgoing chairperson of the East African Community (EAC) Council of Ministers said the Customs Union has increased trade within and amongst partner states. Eriya Kategaya said that the Volume of...

Ten firms compete for third telecom licence

Ten firms have expressed interest in a third telecom operator’s licence to be awarded December this year. By press time The New Times could not indentify the interested firms. The...

MTN acquires 100 per cent of Verizon South Africa

MTN has acquired 100 per cent of Verizon South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a statement from MTN headquarters in South Africa says. The acquired firm is part of Verizon Communications Incorporation...

Doing business: EAC to tackle obstacles

The East African Community (EAC) heads of state have promised investors in the region that infrastructure and energy sectors will be developed. The promise comes after the two were cited...

Aclaim urged to sell shares to Rwandans

State Minister for Industry and Investment Promotion has asked managers of Aclaim Africa, a management consultancy and training firm based in Uganda, to open a branch here. Minister Vincent Karega...