Making strides. WASAC to set up new water plant

The Water and Sanitation Corporation Limited (WASAC Ltd), says it plans to set up another water treatment plant near the old Nzove plant this fiscal year. The plant will have installed capacity of 25, 000 m3 treated water per day in a bid to fill the water demand gap in the city and country as a...

Friday, September 19, 2014, 12:00 AM

Biomedical centre gets modern mosquito lab

Rwanda Biomedical Centre (RBC) yesterday launched a standard identification laboratory for mosquitoes and other parasites. The lab is hoped will enable effective and certain control of malaria epidemic and other parasitic diseases (OPD). The new facility comes as the country is pushing to achieve...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014, 12:00 AM

Pension law review could end woes of pensioners

Pensioners have for long complained about what they call peanut benefits. According to the pensioners’ association, retirees receive miserably low monthly pension payments, which “do not reflect the economic realities of today”. However, this could soon end following a plan to address these...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rab produces local field farming experts

Forty four Rwandan farmer field school master trainers (FFS Master Trainers) yesterday graduated after completing a one-and-ahalf-year intensive field course aimed at  equipping  them with practical farming practices to help improve agriculture output in the country. Farmer field school...

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Officials mull study on lightning strike in country

Different stakeholders concerned with disaster management have agreed to carry out an extensive study to identify the nature and management of lightning strikes that have killed dozens of people with Rutsiro District in the Western Province  the most affected. The study will focus on Rutsiro, and...

Saturday, September 13, 2014, 12:00 AM

Twelve scoop prizes at 'Andika Rwanda' contest

Twelve people, including 10 students, yesterday scooped prizes after they emerged winners in a writing competition dubbed, “Andika Rwanda,” which aims at boosting generation of local reading content. The prizes included Lenovo tablets and scholastic materials worth Rwf250,000 for each winner....

Thursday, September 11, 2014, 12:00 AM

East Africa public lawyers to hone skills in oil contracts negotiation

Regional public sector lawyers who are involved in negotiating mining and oil deals will undergo an intensive training next week to sharpen their skills.  “The five-day training is designed for public sector lawyers and law professors involved in negotiating transactions and drafting...

Thursday, September 4, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwandan youth benefit from new Japan scholarship programme

Fourteen young Rwandans are set to pursue further studies at different Japanese institutions under a new scholarship programme dubbed Africa Business Education (ABE) initiative. The programme, that is implemented under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), will see 10 Rwandans pursue...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Rwandan youth benefit from newJapan scholarship programme

Fourteen young Rwandans are set to pursue further studies at different Japanese institutions under a new scholarship programme dubbed Africa Business Education (ABE) initiative. The programme, that is implemented under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (Jica), will see 10 Rwandans pursue...

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

New scheme to empower local leaders

Government has designed a new programme to enable local leaders get training from their respective districts instead of having to travel to Kigali. The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) says 30 consultant coaches will be sent in all 30 districts of the country to offer training as part of efforts to...

Thursday, August 28, 2014, 12:00 AM

Women in 'Ndi Umunyarwanda' campaign

The National Women Council has said it will actively engage women in Ndi Umunyarwandaprogramme to ensure the campaign takes root right from families. Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Beatrice Mukasine, the council chairperson, said talk-shows have been organised in all sectors across...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

City moves to address welfare of street children

Five transit and rehabilitation centres for street children in the City of Kigali have been given the green light to receive street children in part to address their welfare and rights issues. The move means children taken off the streets will no longer be taken to Gikondo Transit Centre. The...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

New scheme to empower local leaders

Government has designed a new programme to enable local leaders get training from their respective districts instead of having to travel to Kigali. The Rwanda Governance Board (RGB) says 30 consultant coaches will be sent in all 30 districts of the country to offer training as part of efforts to...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014, 12:00 AM

City moves to address welfare of street children

Five transit and rehabilitation centres for street children in the City of Kigali have been given the green light to receive street children in part to address their welfare and rights issues. The move means children taken off the streets will no longer be taken to Gikondo Transit Centre. The...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Women in ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ campaign

The National Women Council has said it will actively engage women in Ndi Umunyarwanda programme to ensure the campaign takes root right from families. Speaking at a media briefing on Monday, Beatrice Mukasine, the council chairperson, said talk-shows have been organised in all sectors across the...

Tuesday, August 26, 2014, 12:00 AM

Farmers tipped on increasing agric productivity

Farmers have been urged to embrace use of a combination of micronutrients and macronutrients to enhance agriculture productivity.  According to a recent study by the International Fertiliser Development Centre (IFDC) and the Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), application of macronutrients NPK (...

Monday, August 25, 2014, 12:00 AM

University students get business tips

University  students have been challenged to be innovative and seize every business opportunity they get if they want to be successful entrepreneurs. Prof. Syed Zain Khan, the managing consultant and president of Canadian-based firm, Alliances Consulting Group, said to thrive in business...

Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

University students get business tips

University  students have been challenged to be innovative and seize every business opportunity they get if they want to be successful entrepreneurs. Prof. Syed Zain Khan, the managing consultant and president of Canadian-based firm, Alliances Consulting Group, said to thrive in business...

Monday, November 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

University girls urged to focus on studies

Female university students have been cautioned against deviant behaviour that can ruin their academics and put their health at risk. Hon. Athanasie Gahondogo challenged the students to focus on their studies and building a foundation to ensure a bright future for themselves and their families....

Tuesday, November 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

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