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Rwamagana man burns himself after killing wife

Fear gripped a small village in Rwamagana District on Wednesday morning, after a resident set himself ablaze in a family house, reportedly after killing his wife identified as Jeanette Kayitesi. The incident occurred in Biraro Village, Cyanya Cell, just about 100 metres from Kigabiro Sector...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 4:15 PM

Community projects to change lives in remote Ndego Sector

Different initiatives aimed at promoting development of communities neighbouring Akagera National Park were on Saturday launched in Ndego Sector, Kayonza District. The projects were launched as part of the revenue sharing programme rolled out by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to bring citizens...

Monday, September 10, 2018, 1:12 AM

Eastern Province tax revenue collections up by 3.7 per cent

Tax collection in Eastern Province increased by 3.7 per cent in the last fiscal year, boosting the treasury in the wake of the country’s bid to wean itself off foreign aid. Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) said on Wednesday that it generated Rwf21.2 billion, in internal revenues from...

Thursday, September 6, 2018, 10:51 PM

Voting underway in the Eastern Province

Hundreds of residents gathered at Lycee Islamique polling site, Kigabiro sector, Rwamagana District as voting for parliamentarians kicked off early Monday in the East Province where more than 1,200,000 people are registered to vote.    The Governor of the Eastern Province, Governor Fred...

Monday, September 3, 2018, 11:08 AM

Demand for Made-in-Rwanda products growing – businesses

Efforts to promote Made-in-Rwanda products have started to pay off as consumer demand for locally produced goods is increasing, entrepreneurs from Eastern Province said early this week, at the official closing ceremony of Eastern Province mini trade fair in Nyagatare District. The expo took place...

Friday, August 31, 2018, 2:07 AM

22 specialists begin medical camp at Kibungo Hospital

A team of specialist doctors in ear, nose, throat (otolaryngology) and eyes (ophthalmology) from seven countries have started an outreach programme that will see dozens of Rwandans treated from Kibungo Referral Hospital. The team is made up of 22 experts from Israel, Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, 2:09 AM

Itorero programme gets new structure, to operate at village level

The national civic education training programme, Itorero, will now be implemented in villages based on people’s age group. National Itorero Commission (NIC) discussed the issue on Friday with local leaders in Eastern Province. Itorero, borrowed from traditional Rwandan culture, was...

Tuesday, August 28, 2018, 1:55 AM

DASSO urged to fight drug abuse among youth as over 500 graduate at Gishali

Minister of Local Government, Francis Kaboneka, has called on new members of the District Administration Security Support Organ (DASSO) to play the vital role in the fight against drug abuse among Rwandan youth. Drug abuse among youth is on the list of today’s major issues which the minister...

Sunday, August 26, 2018, 10:01 PM

Entrepreneurs urged to make the most of mini-trade fairs

The Governor of Eastern Province, Fred Mufulukye, has called on entrepreneurs to take advantage of trade fairs and learn from each other, if they are to improve the quality of their products. The governor was speaking at the official launch of the region’s mini-expo in Nyagatare on Monday....

Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 11:53 PM

Rwamagana: How RPF inspired former teacher to aim higher

Rwamagana residents who say they witnessed sustained transformation in their lives have promised to vote foe the RPF-Inkotanyi candidates in the up coming parliamentary election. . One of them is Jerome Kayiranga, who 11 years ago left Kamonyi District for Rwamagana District to start a new chapter...

Monday, August 20, 2018, 1:02 AM

Girl Guides aim to become model leaders

The association of Girl Guides in Rwanda has said it aims to produce future model leaders. This was revealed on Wednesday after 404 girls from across the country spent three days honing their leadership skills at a camp in Musha, Rwamagana District. The camping exercise, which also attracted guide...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:52 PM

Women back govt policy on cooperatives

Women who are grouped in cooperatives from Eastern Province have backed Government policy on cooperatives, saying it has improved their business and standard of living. The women were part of a cohort that was taking part in a five day training aimed at strengthening their cooperatives and...

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 11:45 PM

Over tonne of expired pesticides incinerated at Musha

Some 1,631.5kg of expired pesticides were on Tuesday incinerated at Musha, Rwamagana District. The chemicals came from Kigali city. The drive is a joint action by Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), the Ministry of Agriculture, Ministry of Health and the Rwanda Investigation Bureau....

Thursday, August 16, 2018, 12:52 AM

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, 1:12 AM

Police college pays health insurance for 250 people in Gishali

Gishali Police Training School on Saturday handed over a Rwf6 million house to Clotilde Mahundaza, a resident in Cyinyana Cell, Gishali Sector in Rwamagana District and gave health insurance cards, mutuelle de santé, to 250 disadvantaged people. Clotilde Mahundaza – a Genocide survivor...

Monday, August 6, 2018, 2:46 AM

Eastern Province: Hospitals eye international accreditation

Heath managers in Eastern Province have committed to improve the quality of the services they give to patients as part of efforts to get international accreditation for hospitals in the province. Service delivery in hospitals was the topic on Wednesday and Thursday at a provincial workshop on peer...

Saturday, August 4, 2018, 12:14 AM

Rwanda’s early childhood development programme impresses Chadian minister

Chadian Minister for Women, Protection of Early Childhood and Solidarity, Dr Djalal Adrjoun Khalil, has praised Rwanda’s women empowerment initiatives and early childhood development policies. The Chadian official was speaking to The New Times on Thursday while on a study tour with her team...

Sunday, July 29, 2018, 11:39 PM

Rwamagana District unveils new master plan

Rwamagana District has unveiled a new master plan as authorities attempt to expand its urban areas and avoid congestion. The five-year plan caters for the district’s main urban centres, Kigabiro, Muhazi, Gishali and Mwulire sectors. District authorities used Rwf70 million to design the...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 1:47 AM

Rwamagana man who killed his pregnant wife gets life sentence

Jean Damascene Ntezimana from Rwamagana was on Friday last week handed life sentence by Ngoma Intermediate Court for killing his 7-month pregnant wife in April this year. Like the trial proceedings, the verdict was handed from the village in Karenge sector in Rwamagana where the crime was...

Monday, July 23, 2018, 2:06 PM

RGB urges health facilities to offer quality service

Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) has called on health service providers to uphold professionalism by extending quality service to patients. Dr Usta Kayitesi, deputy chief executive, RGB, made the call Wednesday while addressing residents of Nyakaliro Sector at Nyakaliro Health Centre in Rwamagana...

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 11:51 PM