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 Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Emmanuel Ntirenganya
Patients wait for medical services in Nyamagabe District. Hospitals are persistently grappling with cases of patients who are unable to pay the cost of medical services, a situation that may threaten their service delivery. Photo: Dan Nsengiyumva
Health
Concerns as medical defaults double to over Rwf1 billion
Workers on duty at UFACO garment factory at Kigali Special Economic Zone. A new law establishing taxes on income is expected to reduce the tax burden on low-income formal workers. Photo: Sam Ngendahimana.
Rwanda
Six key changes in proposed pro-poor income tax law
Employees of Pfunda Tea factory sort fresh tea leaves in Rubavu district. 165,500 formal workers in the country are set to benefit from tax exemption for a monthly [gross] income not exceeding Rwf60,000, according to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning. Photo: Craish Bahizi.
Rwanda
Over 165,000 set to get income tax relief
President Kagame in a group photo with delegates at the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union that is underway in Kigali from October 11 to 15. / Photo by Village Urugwiro
Rwanda
Kagame calls on global parliaments to fight Genocide ideology
President Paul Kagame addresses the 145th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union in Kigali on Tuesday, October 11. / Photo by Village Urugwiro
Rwanda
Women are the backbone of resilience and peace - Kagame
Members of parliament during a session.   They call for a coordinated planning mechanism that can help Rwanda to achieve the intended inequality reduction under the Sustainable Development Goal. Photo by Craish Bahizi
Rwanda
MPs call for greater efforts to reduce income inequalities
Rwanda National Police officers during the graduation ceremony of cadet intake course 11. / Olivier Mugwiza
Law
New law seeks to deter desertion among police officers
Workers reel silk filaments at the Kigali Silk Factory located in Kigali Special Economic Zone. / Courtesy photo
Agriculture
Rwanda seeks investors to manage its silk industry
Layers at Gikomera Farm in Gasabo District. Poultry farmers said animal feed is too expensive and continues to be a major constraint on poultry productivity. Photo: Sam Ngendahimana.
Rwanda
Poultry farmers decry soaring cost of feed
Delegates in a group photo during Rwanda Seed System Stakeholders socialisation meeting on SeedSAT, on September 30. / All photos: Craish Bahizi
Featured
AGRA’s SeedSAT seeks to strengthen Africa’s seed systems
Workers packaging fresh green beans for export at Garden Fresh  Packhouse at Kigali Special Economic Zone. Rwandans exporting products to European countries are incurring losses as a result of the declining value of the euro and the British pound. / Photo: Craish Bahizi
Rwandan exporters incur losses as euro, pound dip
Women in Tuzamurane Cooperative work in their potato plantation in Musanze District. Targeted project beneficiaries are farmers, farmers’ cooperatives and micro small and medium sized agri-enterprises. / Photo: Sam Ngendahimana
Agriculture
Farmers to access cheap loans under $300m agric project
Students during lunch time at Groupe Scolaire Ayabaraya in Kicukiro District on February 28. Educationists have expressed concern that the funding towards students’ meals is too small after the parents’ contribution was slashed to just Rwf975 per term despite the rise in commodity prices. Photo: Craish Bahizi.
Education
Educationists express concern over new school feeding programme
Doctors conduct an operation at Kacyiru Hospital. Rwanda is in negotiations with Finland to finance the construction of an ‘ultramodern hospital’ block in an effort to expand Kacyiru Hospital. / File
Health
Rwanda in negotiations with Finland to fund Kacyiru hospital expansion
RRA Commissioner General, Pascal Bizimana Ruganintwali addresses an event last year. While appearing before PAC on September 23, the Commissioner General said that Consumers could start getting a share of the 18 per cent value-added tax levied on taxable goods and services. File
Economy
Rwanda proposes VAT tax incentive for consumers
A view of the newly upgraded King Faisal Hospital. The government needs new strategies to save King Faisal Hospital from losses and make its medical business profitability  / File
Health
Govt outlines plans to increase King Faisal Hospital's profitability
Workers sort dry pineapples at one of small enterprises financed by BDF in Eastern Province. The Fund  is moving out of quasi equity investments into small, and medium enterprises  as this form of financing was not performing well. File
Rwanda
BDF to stop equity investment scheme for SMEs
A past training session on how to run a tech startup in Kigali. / File
Technology
Rwanda Innovation Fund starts financing ICT startups

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