Marie Grace Munezero

Rwamagana residents pay tribute to Genocide victims

Rwamagana District residents Thursday paid their respects to 26,851 victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The commemoration exercise also saw remains of 52 Genocide victims accorded a decent burial at Mwulire memorial site. The bodies had been exhumed from different places of Mwulire...

Saturday, April 20, 2019, 12:58 AM

Local media warned against spreading hate message

As Rwanda commemorates, for the 25th time, the Genocide against the Tutsi, local journalists have been reminded about the media’s role in fuelling violence during the 100 days of the slaughter. The message was delivered on Tuesday by the Minister for Local Government, Anastase Shyaka, as the...

Thursday, April 11, 2019, 1:13 AM

MPs to summon education, finance ministers over school feeding scheme

The Lower House has resolved to summon the Ministers for Education and the one for Finance to explain the problems identified in the use of the capitation grant and the state of feeding in schools. Specifically, the legislators want the ministers to explain the delays in disbursement and misuse of...

Saturday, April 6, 2019, 1:06 AM

Trade minister questioned over idle Rwf3bn cassava processing machine

Machinery worth $ 4.02 million (Rwf3.7 billion) meant to process cassava has been lying idle for over three years and Parliamentarians are now seeking for answers from the Ministry of Trade and Industry. On Wednesday las week, the Minister for Trade and Industry, Soraya Hakuziyaremye, appeared...

Monday, April 1, 2019, 1:39 AM

Govt searches for firm to automate SACCO services

The Government has started the processes of hiring a firm to automate the operations of Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperatives (SACCO). In 2015, the government hired Kenyan-based firm, FinTech, to develop an IT based system for Umurenge-SACCOs at the cost of $4.6 million. The project failed...

Friday, March 29, 2019, 1:57 AM

Rwanda, Sierra Leonean lawmakers to strengthen ties

A delegation of visiting members of the Sierra Leonean parliament has said that they are keen on critically looking at the Rwanda’s best practices with view to adopting them back home. Such practices, they said, include empowering women in decision-making processes. The delegation, composed...

Tuesday, March 26, 2019, 12:00 AM

Parliament to launch inquiry into issues dogging agric sector

The Lower House on Wednesday resolved to set up an ad hoc commission to examine issues in the agriculture sector. The resolution was made after the MPs were not satisfied with a presentation by the Minister for Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, during a plenary session...

Friday, March 22, 2019, 12:44 AM

Teachers not well equipped to teach Genocide history – Education minister

The Minister for Education has said that some teachers are reluctant to include Genocide-related content while teaching because they are not sure of the appropriate way to address a topic considered sensitive, especially in primary and secondary level. Eugene Mutimura disclosed this on Thursday...

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 12:09 AM

Public hospitals in Rwf3.5 billion debt

Public hospitals across the country have a staggering debt of Rwf 3.5 billion, due to the unpaid money for the medicine they purchase from district pharmacies. This was revealed on Monday by Dr Patrick Ndimubanzi, the State Minister in charge of Public Health and Primary Health Care, during a...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Govt bets on local firms to phase out single-use plastics, smoothly

The Government has pinned its hopes on five local firms that produce non-plastic products and seven companies that recycle plastics to phase out the use of single use plastic materials without significant disruptions. This was disclosed by the Minister for Environment, Dr Vincent Biruta, on Monday...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 1:13 AM

Ministers to be summoned to parliament over slow progress in poverty reduction

The chamber of deputies decided to summon the ministers of finance and infrastructure and that of health over slow poverty reduction observed between 2014 and 2017, as indicated in the fifth Integrated Household Living Condition Survey (EICV5). The survey, whose findings were released in December...

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 1:05 AM

Energy utility commits to rectifying expropriation mistakes

In a bid to curb discrepancies that arise from expropriation of citizens to pave way for development activities, Rwanda Energy Group (REG) has heeded the call from lawmakers to not begin any project before the expropriation exercise has been fully concluded. This is expected to reduce public...

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 12:05 AM

Youth in agriculture appeal for incubation hub

Youth in the agriculture sector are appealing for an incubation hub to help train, develop and support young people to set up their own businesses in that field. They believe that the incubation hub would decrease post-harvest losses by bringing innovation for food security and adding value to...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 11:21 PM

Teachers make case for use of security cameras in schools

In 2013, Byimana School of Sciences experienced three cases of fire outbreaks in a space of just one month and a half. This was a rude awakening for policymakers and school administrators on the importance of safety in schools. The following year, the school administration moved to...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Farmers urged to adopt ‘lucrative’ long grain rice

Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB) has urged rice farmers to adopt long grain rice due to its high demand and the high price it fetches. That was said Tuesday by RAB General Director Patrick Karangwa while addressing an issue raised by farmers that they do not have market for their harvest, especially...

Saturday, February 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Why water tariffs went up

Rwanda Utility Regulatory Authority (RURA) has released new tariffs for water that will be implemented effective February 1. Anthony Kulamba, RURA Spokesperson, said the tariffs had been reviewed taking into consideration the interests of all water consumers and financial sustainability and...

Friday, February 1, 2019, 12:26 AM