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PSD to focus on agriculture productivity

Social Democratic Party (PSD) candidates have said they will focus on making the agricultural sector more productive once elected to parliament. The pledge was made yesterday during the launch of the party’s campaigns in Ngoma District, Eastern Province in which candidates explained the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 4:03pm

RwandAir among the world’s most improved airlines

The national carrier - RwandAir - has been named among the most improved airlines in the World. The 2018 World's Airlines Awards were announced Thursday in London. The World's Airlines Awards are widely known as the ‘Oscars of the aviation’ industry. The World's Most...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 2:04pm

Vote for RPF to fast-track devt, Rwandans urged

The Rwanda Patriotic Front (RPF)-Inkotanyi held its inaugural parliamentary campaign rally in Rutongo, Rulindo District yesterday, ahead of the September polls in which they will be seeking to retain majority seats in the lower chamber of parliament. According to François Ngarambe, the Secretary...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 11:58am

Optimising farm productivity is my priority – FAO envoy Gbehounou

Dr Gualbert Gbehounou was last month appointed the Food and Agriculture Organisation’s (FAO) Representative to Rwanda. In an interview with The New Times’ Emmanuel Ntirenganya, he outlines his plans, including promoting integrated farming practices where farmers can engage in food...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:57am

Police ask public to stay calm, vigilant during election season

Rwandans need to take extra precautions during the on-going parliamentary election period to ensure that the campaigns and subsequent polls are conducted in an environment that is free and secure. The message was delivered yesterday by the Rwanda National Police spokesperson, Commissioner of...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:54am

Meet seeks increased youth participation in agriculture

Agriculture policymakers will next week convene in Kigali as they seek for ideas on how to increase youth participation in the sector by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to boost job opportunities and strengthen efforts against food insecurity. From August 20-21, 2018, Rwanda...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:15am

Ten years on, evicted Gishwati residents wait for compensation

Some residents of Rubavu and Nyabihu districts who used to own land on the outskirts of Gishwati Forest have appealed to Government to expedite their compensation. The residents were expropriated in 2008 to pave way for the development of Gishwati-Mukura National Park. Gishwati-Mukura National...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:11am

Green Party pledges to promote citizen participation in legislative process

The president of the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, Frank Habineza, has said that his party members of parliament would promote citizen participation in law formulation once voted for in the September elections. Habineza was speaking yesterday during the launch of his party’s...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:08am

PS-Imberakuri pledges to address water shortage

PS-Imberakuri has promised residents of Jabana Sector, Gasabo District that it will advocate for policies that that will address water shortage, increase electricity connectivity and improve the road network once elected into parliament. Led by its Chairperson, Christine Mukabunani, PS-Imberakuri...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:05am

Students told to embrace integration

Regional students, who participated at an inter-school competition organised by the Federation of East African Secondary School Sports Associations (FEASSSA), have been urged to embrace the region’s integration process. The call was made on Sunday by the Minister for Education, Dr Eugene...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:01am

PL seeks to empower cell administrators

Leaders of Liberal Party (PL) on Monday convened in Rulindo District canvassing for support ahead of the forthcoming parliamentary elections. The party has put forward a list of 80 candidates to contest in the elections. Speaking at the rally, PL President, who is also the outgoing Speaker of the...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 8:46am

Conference to rally youth to use ICTs in fight against hunger

African countries are looking for ways to engage the youth to participate in farming by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as they bid to boost job opportunities and strengthening efforts against hunger. From August 20 to 21, 2018, Rwanda will host a conference themed “...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:29pm

Conference to rally youth to use ICTs in fight against hunger

African countries are looking for ways to engage the youth to participate in farming by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) as they bid to boost job opportunities and strengthening efforts against hunger. From August 20 to 21, 2018, Rwanda will host a conference themed “...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:26pm

Sonarwa supports 200 with mutuelle de santé

Marie-Chantal Mukagasana, a resident of Gatenga Sector, Kicukiro District, stays with her husband and their four children. In 2017, her family graduated from the first category of Ubudehe where government catered for all their basic needs, including health insurance – mutuelle de santé...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:24pm

Youth urged to maximise opportunities of safe spaces

Never Again Rwanda has called upon the youth to properly use the existing safe spaces by participating in the decision-making processes at all levels. The message was delivered during celebrations for international youth day under the theme: Safe space for youth. This year, the UN’s...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:31am

Youth urged to participate in parliamentary polls

Government officials have called upon the youth to participate in the parliamentary elections which are due next month. The officials made the call on Saturday during the national celebration for the International Youth Day in Mwili Sector, Kayonza District “Youth constitute 60 per cent of...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:30am

How new property tax law will affect you

The Government has raised taxes on land. The new prices are contained in the new bill determining the sources of revenue and property of decentralised entities. According to the draft law, which was passed by Parliament on August 2, the tax rate on a parcel of land varies between zero and Rwf300...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:12am

Leaders sign Imihigo today

Local and central government leaders will today sign new performance contracts, best known as Imihigo, with the Head of State. The signing of the 2018/19 performance contracts will be combined with the presentation of an appraisal report from last year’s performance contracts. The 2017/18...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:05am

FEATURED: Expo 2018 its time to own your own sleek model of TECNO SPARK 2;Queen Cha

It was fun and merry at the Expo 2018 and the crowd cheered as Mugemana Yvonne A.K.A Queen Cha who is one of the re-known musicians in Rwanda and the brand ambassador of TECNO SPARK 2 performed live at theTECNO stand over the weekend. ( Saturday)  After performing some of her best songs like...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 9:17am

We should have done more in oversight – Mukabalisa

She will go down in history as the speaker of one of the most female-dominated parliaments in the world. At 64 per cent, this record may remain unbroken for a while. She also presided over a parliament that passed 315 laws, including the reviewed Penal code and the Constitution. With Chamber of...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:24am