Community Health Workers raise Rwf14 billion in assets

Community Health Workers (CHW), through their cooperatives, have accumulated Rwf11.2 billion in immovable assets, and Rwf3.5 billion in cash deposited in banks, figures from the Ministry of Health show. Their assets are mainly commercial buildings, farms, forests, and vehicles, Dr. Diane...

Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00 AM

Law dons, activists poke holes in property tax law

The Supreme Court on Friday resumed the hearing of the petition filed by lawyer Edward Murangwa who is contesting some of the articles of the law determining the sources of revenue and property in decentralised entities. The petitioner said that the articles in the law enacted in September last...

Saturday, November 2, 2019, 12:00 AM

House wants biogas project revisited

Parliament has asked the Prime Minister to overhaul the national biogas programme after it found that it was not yielding the intended results. It made the appeal Tuesday as it discussed the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC)’s assessment report based on the 2017/2018 Auditor...

Friday, November 1, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: AB Bank promotes savings culture to foster development in Rwanda

AB Bank Rwanda has embarked on innovative strategies to promote savings culture among Rwandans in a bid to drive up economic growth and development in the country, the Bank has said. One of the strategies AB Bank Rwanda has successfully developed to keep its customers engaged with the savings...

Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 11:59 AM

Rwf30 billion climate resilience project launched in Gicumbi

A ‘Strengthening Climate Resilience of Rural Communities’ project was yesterday launched in Gicumbi District Saturday. According to Rwanda Green Fund (FONERWA), the $32.8 million (about Rwf30 billion) project intends to increase the resilience of communities vulnerable to climate...

Sunday, October 27, 2019, 12:37 AM

New Rwf30bn green growth project to be launched in Gicumbi District

Rwanda will on Saturday October 26 launch a $32.8 million (about Rwf30 billion) green growth investment to increase the resilience to climate change of vulnerable communities in Gicumbi District. The launch will take place in Cyumba Sector. A statement released Friday states that the...

Saturday, October 26, 2019, 12:14 AM

Inside Rwanda’s army of community health workers

Mathias Nkiranya, 43, is one of the 58,445 Community Health Workers deployed at the community level across the country. His jurisdiction is Kareba Village, Nyarubuye Cell in Musanze Sector, Musanze District. He has been a community health worker for 20 years. Nkiranya has volunteered to dedicate...

Friday, October 25, 2019, 12:19 AM

Farmers on alert as fall armyworm strikes again

Maize farmers are worried about a fresh outbreak of fall armyworm, saying it could affect the productivity of maize if not tackled in time. Fall armyworm – also known as FAW – is the maize eating and destructive pest. The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has also...

Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rusizi grenade victims discharged

The four people who were wounded during a grenade blast in Rusizi District over the weekend have been discharged from hospital as investigations to identify the culprits continue, police have said. On Saturday, an unidentified person, who is still at large, hurled a grenade in Kamembe in Rusizi...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Mugesera wants judge removed from case

The Court of Appeal has adjourned the case of Léon Mugesera after the latter called for the disqualification of one of the three judges, Charles Kaliwabo. He questioned Kaliwabo’s impartiality because he had been the president of the High Court that earlier sentenced Mugesera to life in...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Rwandan poultry investor secures multi-million deal to supply eggs to UN

At Jean-Baptiste Musabyimana’s poultry farm in Eastern Province’s Bugesera District, automated machines are turned on to supply feed to about 70,000 layer chickens. Other machines power drinkers that provide the chicken with water. While at this farm, located in Bugesera’s...

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 11:42 PM

Gender Summit to tackle $42 billion women financing gap

The 2019 Global Gender Summit due in Kigali next month is expected to devise comprehensive strategies to bridge the $42 billion financing gap facing women in Africa, organisers have said. That is the evaluation of the gap between men and women in terms of access to finance, according to Vanessa...

Sunday, October 20, 2019, 12:00 AM

New study shows Rwanda made “notable progress” in reducing child mortality

Rwanda has made tremendous gains in reducing under-five mortality rates over almost two decades now, according to a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) of the University of Washington’s School of Medicine. IHME provides a rigorous and comparable measurement...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 2:53 PM

FEATURED: RCA commits continued support to cooperatives for optimise economic gains

Rwanda Cooperative Agency (RCA) has committed to harnessing the socio-economic potential of cooperatives in a bid to drive up the country’s development and further improve livelihoods of their members. The commitment was made by the RCA Director-General, Prof. Jean Bosco Harelimana...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 1:02 PM

Rwanda targets zero hunger in the next six years

Rwanda has seen a significant improvement in its food security status with statistics from the 2018 comprehensive food security and vulnerability analysis showing that 81.3 per cent of the population is food secure. The findings showed that 18.7 per cent of the country’s households,...

Friday, October 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

FEATURED: Global cooperative movement meets in Kigali to discuss development

Participants from 95 countries from around the world have gathered in Kigali for the international cooperative conference that is discussing how to advance socio-economic development through the cooperative movement. Over 1,000 participants are attending the conference that is being held under...

Thursday, October 17, 2019, 12:00 AM

Minister rallies communities on teenage pregnancies, GBV

The Minister of Gender and Family Promotion has urged communities to actively participate in tackling domestic violence and defilement, which has led to the rampant teenage pregnancies. Soline Nyirahabimana was speaking on Tuesday, during the celebration of the International Day of Rural Women...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 11:50 AM

Rwanda to digitise civil registration

The Government plans to digitise civil registration, a process where it will develop a database of births, deaths, civil marriage and legally accepted divorces for citizens and residents. The new system will consolidate data from various public institutions, among them, the National...

Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 12:32 AM

Civil society: Rural women still face discrimination 

As the world marks the International Day of Rural Women, today, civil society organisations have said that rural women don’t have access to technologies and are still subjected to unpaid care work Through a women’s umbrella, Pro-Femmes/Twese Hamwe, civil society organisations...

Tuesday, October 15, 2019, 1:54 AM

Insurers change pricing to shore up revenues

Vehicles that have been involved in many accidents will be subjected to higher insurance premiums if insurance firms adopt a new pricing strategy. Under the proposed risk-based being planned by the Rwanda Insurers Association and the National Bank of Rwanda, vehicles with low accident records...

Monday, October 14, 2019, 12:10 AM

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