Informal worker pension scheme integrated into ‘Imihigo’

Mobilising more savings into EjoHeza Long Term Savings Scheme has been integrated into districts’ performance contracts – Imihigo – for the financial year 2019/2020, Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has said. The Premier was speaking during the 2019 National Umushyikirano...

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Farmers to earn higher prices from tea exports

The price that farmers get for a kilogramme of tea leaves will increase in this farming season following an increase in prices for processed tea on the international market. The decision was announced by the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). Farmers will now earn 50 per...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 3:26 PM

Government reviews anti-money laundering laws

The government on Wednesday tabled before the Parliament two anti-money laundering draft laws as it bids to raise confidence in the country’s financial system. The draft laws; one establishing a financial intelligence centre and another on prevention, detection of money laundering,...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 11:22 AM

CNLG wants Genocide memorial at ex-Ruhengeri court premises

The National Commission for the Fight against the Genocide (CNLG) seeks to have Muhoza Genocide Memorial in Musanze town set up on the grounds of the former ‘Cour d’Appel de Ruhengeri (Ruhengeri Court of Appeal). At these premises, more than 300 Tutsi were killed during the 1994...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Interest rate on loans for vulnerable slashed to 2%

Loans that attract 2 percent interest rate are now being disbursed to needy people, Justine Gatsinzi, Social Protection Division Manager at Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA), has said. Gatsinzi told The New Times that 8,868 projects of the needy citizens were given over...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda chapter of Commonwealth women MPs elect new committee

The extraordinary General Assembly of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP) Rwanda Chapter has unanimously elected MP Francesca Tengera Twikirize as its chairperson and MP Laetitia Nyinawamwiza as its vice-chairperson. Tengera replaces MP Justine Mukobwa to the post, which has a three-...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 1:39 PM

CNLG shines spotlight on Genocide convicts who have evaded justice

Some people who were convicted of Genocide crimes by Gacaca courts have been on the run in an attempt to evade justice, the National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) has said. The disclosure was made on Monday, December 16, 2019, as CNLG was appearing before the parliamentary...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Govt to develop quality cheese for export

The National Industrial Research and Development Agency (NIRDA) will from January next year embark on a study aimed at developing good quality Made in Rwanda cheese, Olivier Kamana, NIRDA’s Head of Applied Research and Development Department has said. He indicated that lack of quality...

Sunday, December 15, 2019, 12:00 AM

From medicines to car seats, Rwanda seeks to maximise cows value chain

A new scheme dubbed, ‘Cow in the Car, that seeks to leverage science and technology to get more returns from cowhides, horns, and fats, is set to help improve the country’s livestock value chain.   The project is being spearheaded by the National Industrial Research and...

Thursday, December 12, 2019, 12:00 AM

PM urges agricultural officers to improve extension services

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente has told public servants in charge of the agricultural sector to do their best in delivering on the country’s food security targets by improving agriculture extension services. He made the call on December 8, 2019, in Nkumba, Burera District, while...

Tuesday, December 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Dairy farmers cautioned against antibiotics

Antibiotic residues in milk are threatening its quality and that of other dairy products as well as income of farmers who have spent resources on its production, actors in the dairy sector have said. The issue was exposed during the first Annual Veterinary Scientific Conference in Rwanda which...

Monday, December 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Govt launches new plan to stave off malnutrition

Rwanda has launched a new programme to enhance evidence-based policy and capacity development seeking to end hunger and malnutrition by 2025. Launched on Friday, the Agricultural Policy Analysis and Capacity Development Programme, follows the global food policy by the International Food Policy...

Saturday, December 7, 2019, 2:56 PM

FEATURED: HortInvest, AgriProFocus hone skills for women in horticulture

HortInvest project and AgroProFucus have organised the 2019 Women in Horticulture Bootcamp intended address problems that such women grapple with in order to grow their agribusinesses and increase their income. The function taking place from December 3 to 6, 2019 in Rubavu District, runs under...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 8:52 AM

New law eases marriage restrictions on widows

A widowed woman will no longer have to wait for 300 days from the death of her first husband in order to remarry, once the new law governing family and persons comes into force. The law amending law N° 32/2016 of 28/08/2016 governing persons and family was passed by the Chamber of Deputies...

Friday, December 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwanda to digitise public service recruitment

The Government of Rwanda is set to set up an integrated e-recruitment system through which job applications, written interviews and marking will be conducted, the Prime Minister has said. Edouard Ngirente said that the project, which is expected to be completed in one year, is designed to curb...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019, 12:47 AM

Ngirente to update parliament on ICT sector performance

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente will, Monday afternoon present government's ICT activities in line with facilitating a knowledge-based economy to a joint session composed by members of both chambers of parliament.  A knowledge-based economy is an economy in which information...

Monday, December 2, 2019, 12:09 PM

Cattle farmers to benefit from solar-powered boreholes

Cattle in Nyagatare and Kayonza districts will no longer face water shortages and death induced by drought thanks to new boreholes run by solar energy. The development will enable more than 10,000 heads of cattle access to clean water, especially in the dry season, according to the International...

Sunday, December 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

Supreme Court invalidates article 19 of property tax law

The Supreme Court Friday declared that article 19 of the law determining the sources of revenue and property in decentralised entities – also known as property tax law – is no longer valid. A lawsuit had been filed by lawyer Edward Murangwa who was contesting some articles...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 7:27 PM

Supreme Court to decide on property tax law petition

Supreme Court is on Friday set to decide the case in which Lawyer Edward Murangwa contested some provisions of the law determining the sources of revenue and property in decentralised entities – also known as property tax law. Murangwa and his two lawyers argued that the provisions in...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10:35 AM

Pan-African insurer keen to strengthen disaster cover

African governments have expressed confidence in African Risk Capacity Insurance’s ability to help the continent hedge against disaster-induced risks. The subsidiary of African Risk Capacity (ARC), a specialised agency of the African Union, says it is keen to help the continent deal with...

Friday, November 29, 2019, 12:00 AM

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