Jean de Dieu Nsabimana

Nyagatare to get new hospital

Nyagatare District is set to inaugurate a new Rwf4billion Gatunda Hospital by the end of this fiscal yearafter two years of construction. Nyagatare, which is the largest district in the country has 14 sectors and a population of around 700,000 population but had only one hospital. Officials...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Heavy rains affect bean production

Rain has been “too much” this season, and has not done any good to crops like beans and soya. Farmers and consumers are worried that the prices of rice on market will hike sooner than they used to. For centuries, beans have been the main food staple for Rwandans; traditionally, they...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:49 AM

Govt to repossess idle farms in Eastern Province

People who own tracts of land they received over ten years ago during the land redistribution exercise in Eastern Province and have not put that land to use are likely to lose it next month. The province has given them up to February 28 to have started productive farming activities on the land...

Friday, January 17, 2020, 12:00 AM

Uzabakiriho: A 23-year-old’s love for the environment

When it was time to fill in forms and specify their preferred future courses for upper secondary, Jean-Claude Uzabakiriho did not have to think twice, since the only option he could see was his childhood dream, forestry. Uzabakiriho is currently a student at Integrated Polytechnic Regional...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwamagana rice plant to reopen after five years

Rwamagana rice processing plant is set to be re-opened at the end of the current rice season in Junefive years after closing due to disagreements by farmers. Managed by Australian investor ICM-Rwanda, the plant wanted only the long grain rice variety yet Rwamagana mainly grows short grain (...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 12:00 AM

PM Ngirente: Agriculture is full of opportunities

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has challenged leaders to help farmers make most of public investments brought to them by the Government and its partners. He made the call Friday while on a working visit to Kirehe District, Eastern Province where he was accompanied by several senior government...

Saturday, January 11, 2020, 12:00 AM

Gabiro: Last warning against illegal mining in military domain

Eastern Province and military officials have issued last warning to people doing illegal mining activities in the Gabiro Combat Training Centre. Located in districts of Gatsibo, Nyagatare and Kayonza, the military domain is often invaded by people grazing their cattle, burning charcoal, and this...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 12:06 PM

Plan to bring civil registry services to hospitals gathers momentum

Vestine Uwase, resident in Cyanya cell, Kigabiro sector in Rwamagana district, is an expectant mother who regularly comes to Rwamagana Health Centre's maternity section for antenatal services. This is her second pregnancy. Due to her busy schedule at work, however, Uwase registered her...

Thursday, January 9, 2020, 11:13 AM

Over 220 needy families given houses in Gatsibo

It was a sigh of relief for 227 homeless families in Ubudehe Category One across 14 sectors of Gatsibo District after receiving new houses on Friday. Ubudehe programme is a socio-economic initiative where Rwandans are classified based on their economic status. The programme, currently has...

Sunday, January 5, 2020, 12:33 AM

Rusumo project: Energy ministers want power plant completion before 2021

Although the progress of construction works of 80MW Regional Rusumo Falls Hydroelectric Project (RRFHP) are at 59 percent, Ministers in charge of Energy in Rwanda, Burundi and Tanzania have rejected the suggestion of the contractors that it will be completed in July 2021. On Friday, Minister of...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Eastern Province wood processors seek upgrade, forestation

The wood processing industry in Eastern Province is in a more peculiar situation than any other area in the country as local harvestable forests become scarce plus the rising cost of timber. Having no decent materials for wood processing increases the wastage of trees, and affects the quality...

Sunday, December 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kirehe smallholder farmers find opportunity in organic farming

Inside sterile rooms of Tuzamurane Cooperative’s processing plant in Gahara, Kirehe District, fresh pineapples are peeled, sliced, and placed in two huge driers, where they are kept for at least 16 hours. This process involves teams of 20 permanent workers and more than 100 casual workers...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mujawamariya warns against cutting forests for charcoal

Minister of Environment, Jeanne d’Arc Mujawamariya, has urged people who cut forests for charcoal burning purposes to stop it, describing it as burning the 'country’s lungs'. The official was speaking on Saturday during the monthly community work, known as Umuganda¸...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Over 1,400 teachers, school heads train in leadership

UP to 1,438 primary and secondary school educators from 17 districts have completed the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme, a certificate and diploma courses offered by University of Rwanda-College of Education. The graduates include head teachers, deputy head teachers, sector...

Saturday, November 30, 2019, 12:00 AM

Abunzi: Voluntary work beyond value

When two people or more are in dispute and unable to sort it out by themselves, through the village or cell meeting, the pursuit of the solution continues to the community mediation, or ‘Abunzi’ level, which operates every week in all cells and sectors of the country. This, according...

Thursday, November 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Former Ethiopian PM Desalegn tours agric project in Nyagatare

The Chairperson of Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Hailemariam Desalegn, has commended the three firms whose joint venture has already contributed around 25 percent of hybrid maize seeds for the current season that started in September countrywide. Desalegn, who is also a...

Monday, November 25, 2019, 3:12 PM

How Ngabonzima found his niche in apple farming

In the backyard of an ordinary home in the oldest, busiest and the most populated neighborhood of Rwamagana town, Ally Ngabonzima, 37, is busy watering and generally taking care of his fruit farm. Ngabonzima’s farm however is not your ordinary farm that you find everywhere in Rwanda. His...

Sunday, November 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

Bamporiki tips Gatsibo youth on volunteerism spirit

A community-based programme meant to occupy and educate primary and secondary students who are on holidays, known as ‘Intore mu Biruhuko’, was launched on Saturday in Gatsibo District. The new Minister of State in Ministry of Youth and Culture, Edouard Bamporiki, who was present at...

Monday, November 18, 2019, 12:12 PM

IPRC students unveil innovations to mark World Science Day

Rwanda Friday marked World Science Day at IPRC-Gishari in Rwamagana District. The day was marked under the theme: “Science for peace and development: open science, leaving no one behind." Various projects of young innovators studying in IPRC colleges from around the country were...

Sunday, November 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Ngoma Stadium to be completed in Jan. 2020

construction works on the proposed Ngoma Stadium are 90 per cent complete and the facility is expected to be completed by January 2020, Ngoma District officials have said. The facility is among three artificial turf stadia being constructed in Eastern Province, with the two in Nyagatare and...

Saturday, November 16, 2019, 12:00 AM

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