Michel Nkurunziza

Why Rwanda reduced subsidies on imported maize seeds

As the Agricultural Season A gets underway, government has announced that it has reduced subsidies on imported maize seeds so as to promote use of locally produced seeds, The New Times has learnt. The season started at the beginning of September. The new development follows many years of...

Saturday, September 19, 2020, 10:30 AM

What would it take to have more green buildings in Kigali?

The words ‘green buildings’are hard to miss duringtalks and projections of the ideal City of Kigali in coming years. What would it take to actualize the projections and plans? The City of Kigali is urging real estate developers to consider investing in green buildings as Rwanda moves...

Tuesday, September 15, 2020, 12:00 AM

Costly NCD treatment and its effect on vulnerable patients

High cost of treatment continues to hurt poor people suffering from non-communicable diseases such as kidney disease, diabetes, breast cancer, and heart diseases as community-based health insurance Mutuelle de santé doesn’t cover the cost. They request the government to subsidise the cost...

Monday, September 14, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda set to collect 10,000 tonnes of e-waste annually

By the end of 2020, all districts will have e-waste collection points that could help Rwanda collect over 10,000 tonnes per year for dismantling and recycling. The development was revealed during the launch of an E-waste collection point in Huye district and conclusion of training for 300 repair...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 12:00 PM

Why Rwanda needs law on use of genetic resources

A number of testimonies recently compiled in ‘a Tool Kit and Guideline on access to Genetic Resources’, shows why Rwanda needs a law on exploiting genetic resources. Genetic material is any material of plant, animal, microbial, bacteria or other origin used for research or product...

Saturday, September 12, 2020, 7:00 AM

Govt woos investors for Kigali recreational zones

The Ministry of Environment and the City of Kigali have urged investors to venture into dedicated recreational zones as Kigali continues to build on its vibrancy.  The call follows the launch of the revised Kigali City Master Plan and Wetland Master Plan last week. At least 6 percent of...

Friday, September 11, 2020, 1:00 PM

Report lifts lid on Rusizi hot springs mystery

A new report released by Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board on Monday, September 7 suggests that earthquakes, and dynamite explosions might have acted as ‘trigger’ and ‘accelerator’ for the disappearance and deviation of the one-hectare hot spring pond in Rusizi district...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 PM

City of Kigali to set up fecal sludge treatment plant in Masaka

The City of Kigali in partnership with Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) are in the process of establishing a fecal sludge treatment plant in Masaka sector of Kicukiro District. Fecal sludge management (FSM) is the collection, transport, and treatment of fecal sludge ...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 7:00 AM

How graduate ventured into making STEM learning kits

When Ildephonse Mungwarakarama graduated from Tumba College of Technology in 2011, he tried to find out how to create a job in the education sector and today, he is the producer of STEM learning kits used in primary schools. He started with programming, software development, and web design...

Wednesday, September 9, 2020, 12:00 AM

Fire guts Kigali motel, adjacent market

City valley motel and city valley market which are located in Muhima sector, Nyabugogo cell were gutted by a fire outbreak on Sunday, September 6, 2020. Both damaged facilities were recently closed as a way of COVID-19 prevention and were yet to be opened at the time of fire outbreak. The...

Sunday, September 6, 2020, 4:55 PM

Will revised city master plan address housing problem?

Kigali residents who earn less than Rwf100,000 every month and slum dwellers will benefit from the proposed affordable housing scheme contained in the city’s revised master plan. “We conducted a study assessing the financial capacity of Kigali residents. We realized that 58 per cent...

Saturday, September 5, 2020, 12:00 PM

10 major changes in the new Kigali master plan

The City of Kigali, on Friday, September 4, 2020, launched a new city master plan to be implemented from 2020 up to 2050. The new master plan introduces a flexible and incremental approach to city development as it seeks to accommodate 3.8 million population in 2050 from the current 1.6 million...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 8:17 PM

City of Kigali to fast-track installation of modern kiosks

The yellow umbrella boys and girls you see on the streets facilitating mobile money transactions and other online services will soon enjoy better and safe working conditions as city officials have pledged to expedite the project to build for them modern kiosks. The project was launched in...

Friday, September 4, 2020, 11:00 AM

Rwanda on course to restore two million hectares of deforested land

Rwanda is among the countries that, in September 2020, will showcase its progress on restoring two million hectares of deforested and degraded land in a global virtual conference. The virtual meeting to gather countries globally is being organized by governments and the International Union for...

Tuesday, September 1, 2020, 10:00 AM

FEATURED: Sparkassen Foundation, AMIR celebrate 11 years of successful partnership

Savings Banks Foundation for International Cooperation (SBFIC) and the Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda (AMIR) are celebrating 11 years of successful partnership that has professionalized the microfinance sector. Speaking at the ceremony on Friday, Maria...

Monday, August 31, 2020, 12:00 AM

Over 71,000 farmers get fertilizers, seeds on credit from One Acre Fund-TUBURA

At least 71,762 farmers from Northern Province have received fertilizers and seeds on credit from One Acre Fund-TUBURA. Founded in 2007 in Rwanda, One Acre Fund-TUBURA is an agricultural development organisation serving over 465,000 farm families in Rwanda.  It provides farmers with...

Saturday, August 29, 2020, 5:34 PM

FEATURED: BK pledges loans to clients in need of executing tenders they win

Bank of Kigali Plc. (BK) is calling upon clients - who have won tenders to deliver goods and services or carry out contractual works- to apply for loans that will help them get enough needed capital to deliver. The loan product is based on Local Purchase Orders (LPOs) or contracts for service...

Wednesday, August 26, 2020, 8:57 AM

Geologists probe 'vanishing' of Rusizi hot spring

Institutions in charge of water Resources, disaster management, environment protection and mining are probing the disappearance of hot springs in Mashyuza cell, Nyakabuye sector, Rusizi district. A Hot spring is formed when hot water produced by the emergence of geothermally heated...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 6:15 PM

Considerations to make when deciding between renting, buying or building a home

Housing is among the key priorities for many. At the same time, housing has been a major challenge for most due to factors such as costs, lack of savings and growing competition. With options ranging from buying, renting to building one from the ground up, what’s the most ideal model?...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 3:00 PM

Entrepreneurs seek Rwf500m to turn volcanic rocks into pavers

Masons in Musanze District are in the process of   mobilizing financial resources to set up a Rwf500 million factory in Musanze industrial zone so as to produce pavers from ‘Amakoro or Volcanic rocks’. Volcanic rocks are rocks formed from lava erupted from a volcano. These are...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020, 10:36 AM

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