Eugène Kwibuka

RSSB reports increase in new workers registering for pension

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB)’s reported increase in the number of new employees registering for pension scheme is a sign that more jobs are being created every year in the country and a culture of saving for retirement taking root. At the announcement of RSSB’s performance in...

Saturday, August 24, 2019, 12:00 AM

RSSB reaches Rwf1 trillion in assets

Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB)’s investment portfolio has reached Rwf1 trillion after a good performance registered by the body in the last fiscal year 2018-2019, the Fund’s officials have said. The revelation was made on Monday by RSSB’s Director General, Richard...

Tuesday, August 20, 2019, 12:48 AM

Returnee: 60 Rwandans languish in Ugandan jail

A Rwandan who was on Friday deported by the Ugandan police has said that he has left 60 other Rwandans in the Ugandan prison of Ndorwa in Kabale, Western Uganda. Dismas Tuyishimire, 26, is from Gicumbi District’s Mutete Sector in Northern Province and was illegally detained for slightly...

Monday, August 19, 2019, 12:45 AM

Kagame to youth: You can’t outsource values and hard work

President Paul Kagame yesterday urged Rwandan youth to challenge themselves in order to improve their lives.  The Head of State delivered the message to over 2,000 youths from across the country and the diaspora during a meeting at the Rusororo based Intare Conference Arena.  The...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 11:54 PM

President Kagame meets over 3000 youth

President Paul Kagame has on Wednesday met over 3,000 Rwandan youth from across the country and the diaspora at Intare Conference Arena in Rusororo Sector, Gasabo District. The forum is part of the “Meet the President” series whereby the Head of State holds conversations with various...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12:39 PM

Why signing Imihigo was postponed

President Paul Kagame postponed the signing of Imihigo (performance contracts) for the current fiscal year 2019/20 in order to improve targets and include indicators related to improving housing and hygiene for citizens. The announcement was made on Tuesday by the Minister for Finance and...

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12:00 AM

Reconciliation is key for sustainable peace and development – First Lady

First Lady Jeannette Kagame has emphasized that reconciliation was one of the major ways Rwanda managed to recover and rebuild itself from consequences of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, citing it as the basis for sustainable peace and development in any country. She delivered this message to...

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 11:37 PM

Govt sets fresh deadline for asbestos removal

The Minister for Infrastructure, Claver Gatete, has revealed that whatever remains of the deadly asbestos roofing material on public buildings will be removed within one year. The commitment comes after government missed several targets it had set since the exercise to remove the cancerous roofing...

Saturday, August 10, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kagame calls on youth to uphold Rwandan values

President Paul Kagame has urged the youth who completed the twelfth edition of Indangamirwa series of civic education programme, Itorero, to always strive to live by the Rwandan culture.  He delivered the message on Thursday to 698 young Rwandans who completed the training at Gabiro Combat...

Friday, August 9, 2019, 12:00 AM

Court annuls auction of property in DN International housing saga

Creditors who delivered supplies or bought homes from the defunct DN International are celebrating a court ruling that has cancelled an auction through which KCB Bank Rwanda had taken over their land. The ruling, made by the Commercial High Court last month, dismissed the public auction of land...

Thursday, August 8, 2019, 12:00 AM

Food security dialogue: Kagame calls for action to end hunger

President Paul Kagame has called for collective efforts to end hunger on the African Continent, rooting for the right use of technologies to deal with climate change, leverage trade opportunities, and strengthen multilateral partnerships to achieve the goal. The Head of State made the call on...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:43 AM

Parliament roots for institutional cooperation for value addition in agriculture

Members of the Chamber of Deputies on Monday requested the Prime Minister to move swiftly and set up a mechanism that would help the Ministry of Agriculture and other institutions to work more closely to uplift the agriculture sector. They made the recommendation after a parliamentary special...

Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 12:00 AM

Kimironko shines as Kigali City and Police reward safety and hygiene

Gasabo District’s Kimironko sector was on Saturday rewarded with a car for emerging best performing in safety and hygiene out of 35 sectors assessed by the City of Kigali. The prize was awarded as the city concluded a six-month campaign to promote hygiene and security, which the City of...

Sunday, August 4, 2019, 1:24 AM

Umuganura: four districts recognised for exemplary work

Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente on Friday recognised four districts for exemplary work in some areas as he officiated at the national celebration of Umuganura in Southern Province’s Nyanza District. Umuganura or the National Harvest Day that is rooted in the Rwandan tradition to appreciate...

Friday, August 2, 2019, 11:17 PM

MPs approve law that makes use of EBMs compulsory

Members of the Lower House on Thursday passed a new draft law on tax procedures, which will make electronic billing compulsory for all businesses among other changes. The draft law will make the use of electronic invoicing methods, such as the use of electronic billing machines (EBMs), a legal...

Friday, August 2, 2019, 12:20 AM

MPs approve tax breaks on alcohol brewed using locally sourced materials

Members of the Chamber of Deputies on Wednesday approved the government’s proposal to reduce consumption tax on alcohol beverages brewed using locally sourced raw materials. The MPs passed a draft law that Finance Minister, Uzziel Ndagijimana, presented to Parliament early this month,...

Thursday, August 1, 2019, 1:02 PM

Government names parastatals to relocate to secondary cities

The Government has decided that some of its institutions will be relocated to upcountry towns in order to spur economic activity in secondary cities in line with promoting inclusive development and improve services to citizens. The explanation was given by the Minister for Infrastructure, Claver...

Wednesday, July 31, 2019, 12:00 AM

VIDEO: Mindset change was critical to Rwanda’s transformation – Kagame

Rwanda has transformed into one of the fast developing countries and one of the easiest places to do business in the world because Rwandans had no alternative but to move up after the country had sunk so low after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi. The comments were made on Saturday by President...

Saturday, July 27, 2019, 11:59 PM

MPs pass law scrapping legal personality for urban districts

MPs in the Chamber of Deputies on Friday passed a new law governing the City of Kigali, which will scrap legal personality for all the three districts of the city. Under the new law, the City of Kigali will be the only office that decides what is done in all areas of the capital. The Minister for...

Friday, July 26, 2019, 11:35 PM

New envoys vow to focus on trade as they get senate nod

The Senate on Thursday approved ten new envoys who were last week nominated by President Paul Kagame as he made changes to the Rwandan diplomatic corps, appointing and redeploying 15 envoys to different countries in Africa and beyond. The other five who were just redeployed did not require vetting...

Friday, July 26, 2019, 12:00 AM