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RPF candidates pledge continued transformation of city suburbs

RPF-Inkotanyi parliamentary candidates, who hail from Gasabo District, have collectively pledged to foster policies that would go a long way in bringing about inclusive urban development. The four candidates who will represent Gasabo in the September parliamentary polls include Théoneste Karenzi,...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:23am

Green Party promises to increase salaries for teachers, security, if elected

Ensuring teachers and security personnel’s welfare through increasing their salaries took the centre stage at a campaign rally Tuesday as the Green Party canvassed support in Kigina Sector, Kirehe District. The party mainly focused on working on laws to promote democracy, equality and...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:23am

STEM schoolgirls urged to become agents of change

Vestine Mukangamije lost her husband 10 years ago when her daughter, Clémentine Masengesho, was in primary two. Her hope for a bright future immediately faded as she didn’t have a job, property or other source of income to raise her child. She resorted to odd jobs to raise money to feed her...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:22am

EAC prosecutors move towards curbing poaching

If the efforts that prosecutors from the East African region are vowing to put together are anything to go by, the days of poachers tracking and killing the bloc’s wild animals are numbered. While speaking to journalists on the sidelines of a workshop yesterday in Kigali where prosecutors...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:22am

Catholic pilgrims head to Kibeho for Assumption Day

Thousands of pilgrims from all over the world will today converge at Kibeho to mark the ascension to heaven of the Virgin Mary. The day is celebrated by Roman Catholics as Assumption Day. Kibeho is an important place for Catholics as it is believed that the Virgin Mary appeared to some teenagers...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:21am

Nsengiyumva wants to push for creation of teachers’ shop

Janvier Nsengiyumva (pictured), one of the independent candidates seeking to be elected in next month’s parliamentary elections, has promised voters that he will fast-track the improvement of teachers’ welfare, if elected. He made the pledge at Kinazi, Huye District where he promised...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:21am

Mpayimana pledges to increase parliamentary citizen outreach

Philippe Mpayimana, one of the independent candidates in the ongoing parliamentary campaigns, has promised to increase parliamentary citizen outreach. “Regular citizen outreach programme is very important for parliamentarians as they get to know the issues affecting citizens. This will...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:21am

Sebagenzi promises to tackle teenage pregnancies

Ally Hussein Sebagenzi has said that he intends to advocate for tightening the laws that tackle teenage pregnancies, especially the ones that target men who sexually abuse young girls. Sebagenzi, who is among the four independent candidates in the ongoing parliamentary campaigns, delivered the...

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 1:20am

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