Senate orders for probe into recruiting in public institutions

The Senate has resolved that the National Public Service Commission audits all public institutions that submit recruitment reports to the commission in order to establish whether recruitment complied with legislation or not. The Senate adopted the resolution on Monday, February 10,...

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 3:35 PM

Four judges jailed, 26 investigators fired over corruption in three months

Four judges were jailed, while 26 investigators were dismissed over corruption in a bid to get the judicial system of corruption, Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) Secretary-General has said. Col Jeannot Ruhunga said this on February 7, 2020, during a consultative meeting on the overview of the...

Monday, February 10, 2020, 12:12 PM

Activists warn on emerging corruption tricks

Activists have warned about new tricks through which corruption manifests such as application of fraudulent cashless system, or disguising bribes as legitimate money transactions. Such ploys, they said, are used in an attempt to avoid facing the wrath of the law. They argued that rooting...

Saturday, February 8, 2020, 4:13 PM

New bill seeks to make cooperatives more profitable

A new draft law is proposing measures to advance cooperative movement in Rwanda, through addressing issues of ineffective governance, mismanagement and lack of professionalism facing cooperatives, officials have said. The draft law Governing Cooperative Organizations in Rwanda was...

Thursday, February 6, 2020, 12:50 PM

New ministerial order to reduce govt losses arising from lawsuits

A new ministerial order determining gross misconduct is expected to save Rwanda from being entangled in court cases related to public service management, the Minister of State in charge of Constitutional and Legal Affairs Evode Uwizeyimana has said. Adopted by the Cabinet last week, the order is...

Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 1:55 AM

New maize price set as harvest starts

Farmers have welcomed favourable new maize prices which were set at the onset of harvest season, according to Maize Farmers' Cooperatives Federation in Rwanda. According to prices announced recently by the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM), a kilogramme of maize is now Rwf223,...

Tuesday, February 4, 2020, 1:43 AM

The men and women of valour we honour today

Rwanda will, today, mark Heroes Day, a day on which the country pays tribute to Rwandans who lived at different times and who did extraordinary things in service of the nation, paying the ultimate price in the process. The heroes we honour today are laid at the National Heroes’ Mausoleum...

Saturday, February 1, 2020, 3:35 AM

Pay ex-utility employees their due benefits – MPs

An estimated Rwf11 billion in arrears owed to employees of former water and energy utility should be cleared as soon as possible to avoid costly lawsuits against the Government, Members of Parliament have warned. The Standing Committee on Social Affairs said Wednesday, January 29, that it is not...

Thursday, January 30, 2020, 12:57 AM

Higher Education Council on the spot over recruitment report

The Higher Education Council (HEC) has apologised for delay in providing a recruitment-related report to the National Public Service Commission. The institution’s officials were appearing on Tuesday, January 28 before the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Social Affairs responding to why...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 7:48 PM

Relief as Nyagatare dairy farmers secure market

Nyagatare dairy farmers have secured market to supply milk to home-based Early Child Development (ECD) centres that are being established at the village level. Milk will also be supplied to needy households to ensure all children get access to milk. The idea is to find market for dairy...

Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 12:00 AM

Relief for farmers as coffee prices rise by 13 percent

Coffee farmers will get at least Rwf26 more per kilogramme thanks to the new price set by the National Agricultural Export Development Board (NAEB). The new price represents a 13.6 per cent increase in their revenues compared to the previous one as it At a meeting held on January 21 that...

Sunday, January 26, 2020, 12:40 AM

Govt unveils Heroes Day roadmap

The theme, “Our Heroism, our Dignity,” under which this year’s National Heroes Day will be celebrated, is expected to be maintained for years to come as Rwanda seeks to instill heroic values among citizens. This was confirmed by the Chancellery for Heroes, National Orders and...

Saturday, January 25, 2020, 12:00 AM

Rwanda maintains good score in new graft index

More than two-thirds of countries score below 50 on a scale of 100 points in fighting corruption, with an average score of 43, shows Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) report by Transparency International. According to a report released Thursday, most of the countries, including many of the...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 3:45 PM

Why government extended land registration deadline

Rwanda Land Management and Use Authority (RLMUA) has extended the deadline for land registration from January 15, 2020 to June 30, 2020, citing various factors that led many to miss the initial deadline. In the announcement, the Authority said the extra time came after realising that the land...

Thursday, January 23, 2020, 11:09 AM

Rwanda set to get first powdered milk factory

Rwanda’s livestock subsector is expected to get a major boost and dairy farmers get a ready market for their produce, thanks to the construction of a factory that will be making powdered milk. According to information from the Ministry of Trade and Industry, the installed capacity of that...

Monday, January 20, 2020, 12:00 AM

Govt spends Rwf5bn to protect coffee farmers from falling prices

Coffee and tea have been struggling to get good prices on international markets which threatens the income of farmers as well as the country’s export earnings, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources has said. Gérardine Mukeshimana said this week during a press briefing that...

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 12:00 AM

Experts certify autopsy report on pastor Maggie Mutesi’s murder

A team of three doctors Friday agreed with findings of a post-mortem report from a doctor at King Faisal Hospital on the murder of pastor Maggie Mutesi whose husband, Shadrack Mugisha, was sentenced to life in prison by Nyaragunge Intermediate Court for the murder. Dr François Xavier Hakizimana...

Saturday, January 18, 2020, 12:53 AM

Rwanda on alert as locusts invade regional countries

Locusts have invaded several  countries in the Eastern African region, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia with the possibility of spreading further. Though they have not yet crossed into Rwanda, the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Geraldine Mukeshimana, has said that the...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:31 AM

Rwanda, Morocco agree to expedite bilateral agreements

Morocco and Rwandan have agreed to establish a committee that will follow up on the implementation of the 30 bilateral cooperation agreements that the two countries have so far signed, an official statement indicates. The decision was reached on Tuesday, January 14, 2020, in Rabat, the capital...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 5:28 PM

Farmers urged to embrace agriculture insurance

Climate change-induced disasters have continued to hit farmers, affecting thousands of hectares of crops and livestock. This is why the Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources has encouraged farmers to take advantage of the National Agriculture Insurance Scheme to...

Wednesday, January 15, 2020, 10:39 AM

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