Rwanda installing weighbridges

With roads in the country having a short life span, the government has started a strict enforcement of axle load regulations by installing weighbridges at all Rwandan entry points. The...

How often do you review your costs?

New businesses open all the time, but it is very tricky for most to celebrate their first birthday. This is because business owners fail to maximize profits for sustained growth...

Frw1.5b telecommunication development

The Government is to invest Frw1.5 billion in rural telecommunication development this year. This is intended to increase the rate of telecommunication penetration in Rwanda and bridge the telecommunication gap.

RITA introduces instant messaging

To ease communication and reduce telephone expenses, Rwanda Information Technology Authority (RITA) has introduced a local internet chat tool—IM Intego.

Sonarwa initial public offering for next year

The Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Société Nationale des Assurances au Rwanda (Sonarwa), slated for this year, has been delayed for next year.

EAC rail market share declines to 8.7 per cent

The East African railway market share along the Northern Corridor has declined over the last two years from 16 to 8.7 per cent, according to the transport data collected by...

Rwanda and Uganda borders to operate ‘24 hours’

By December 31, this year, the Rwanda border at Gatuna and the Ugandan post at Katuna will be operating 24 hours, seven days a week. However the process will begin...

ORTPN to promote birdwatching industry in United Kingdom

The Rwanda Office of Tourism and National Parks will head to Rutland, England this August in an effort to promote the country as a birdwatching travel destination. With approximately 90...

Retailers hike soda prices

Retailers around Kigali City have increased soda prices because they say the supply for these products is inadequate. In some places, a bottle of soda has increased by Frw100 from...


The New Times’ Business Magazine seeks to clarify that the issue published on 7th July 2008, erroneously misinterpreted Claire AKAMANZI, Deputy Director General of the Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion...

Uganda Clays eyes Rwanda market

Uganda Clays Limited, a leading manufacturer of construction materials, is set to open a factory in Rwanda to take advantage of the booming construction industry.

Doing business in EAC easier—Maggie Kigozi

Now that Rwanda and Burundi have been admitted into the East Africa Community’s Common Market, investors will have an easier time doing business in the region, says Dr. Maggie Kigozi.

Frw1.5b for rural telecommunication

The Rwandan government will invest Frw1.5 billion in rural telecommunication development this year as part of its efforts to increase the rate of telecommunication penetration in the country and bridge...

Customer care needed for institutions’ expansion

The only way for institutions to survive is to keep their customers happy, says Rwanda Development Bank Director General Théogène Turatsinze.

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.