Youth projects get financial support

At least Rwf30 million has been earmarked to support selected youth projects in the City of Kigali districts. The projects were selected from each of the three districts of Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge. The selection was done during the ‘Youth Month’ drive in the City of Kigali that concluded...

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, 12:00 AM

Parents, head teachers urged on close partnership

There is need for parents and schools to work together to enhance education quality, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, Olivier Rwamukwaya, has said. Rwamukwaya was on Tuesday speaking at the inauguration of a dormitory at Lycée Notre Dame de Citeaux in Kigali that was...

Thursday, December 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ex-street children hosted to Christmas party

On Monday, more than 300 former street children were hosted to  a Christmas party by ‘Centre Les Enfants de Dieu’, in Ndera Sector, Gasabo District. The centre hosts former street children transitioning back to normal life. The party, dubbed ‘Come back and thank’, brought together rehabilitated...

Wednesday, December 23, 2015, 12:00 AM

Girinka Week launched in Northern Province

Rwanda Agriculture Board (RAB), on Monday, launched Girinka Week in the Northern Province with an aim of accelerating the implementation of the scheme, which was initiated to lift vulnerable Rwandan families out of poverty through provision of cows. The week will include campaigns to encourage...

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, 12:00 AM

Masaka residents trained on gender relations

At least 34 men and 25 women in Masaka sector, Kicukiro district have been trained about understanding men’s roles in gender promotion and positive masculinity. The group that included local leaders, religious leaders and married couples underwent a five-day training course, organised by...

Monday, November 30, 2015, 12:00 AM

Eastern Province residents urged to help mitigate effects of climate change

The mitigation of the effects of climate change is everyone’s concern. John Gakumba, the Nile Basin Discourse Forum (NBDF) coordinator, made the remarks on Thursday during the first community based-climate change adaptation (CBCCA) conference held in Kigali under the theme ‘Enhancing...

Saturday, November 28, 2015, 12:00 AM

Why CoK extended deadline for eviction of Quartier Mateus traders

The City of Kigali (CoK) has agreed to extend the December 5 deadline it had given to traders to vacate the central business district commercial hub, popularly known as ‘Quartier Mateus.’  The new deadline is in February 2016. The decision follows claims by traders that they had...

Saturday, November 21, 2015, 12:00 AM

New facility to improve maternal health in Gicumbi

Nyankenke residents in Gicumbi District have no reason to worry about access to health services following the inauguration of a new health post expected to improve maternal health services in the area. The facility, launched on Tuesday, was constructed under a five-year Maternal, New Born and...

Friday, November 20, 2015, 12:00 AM

4000 more Burundian refugee children inducted into Rwanda education system

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) in collaboration with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) have started to induct 3,944 Burundian refugee children who live in urban areas outside the camps, into the Rwandan education system. The students will be inducted from...

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 12:00 AM

Deadline to vacate Quartier Mateus final - City Mayor

Kigali City Mayor, Fidèle Ndayisaba, has said that the deadline to vacate a popular business neighbourhood in the city will not be extended. Business operators in the old Quartier Mateus had been given until December 5 to relocate to pave way for the construction of modern buildings....

Sunday, November 15, 2015, 12:00 AM

Govt committed to attract more investors – Kanimba

The Government is committed to fighting unemployment by attracting more investors into the industrial sector in the country. Francois Kanimba, the minister for trade and industry, who was touring Kigali Special Economic Zone in Gasabo District at the weekend, said if investors set up more...

Wednesday, November 11, 2015, 12:00 AM

Ndangiza: Power sharing helps foster sustainable democracy

Inclusive governance in which no one is left out through power sharing is the core for sustainable democracy and governance and that is what states should strive for in the Great Lakes Region. Amb. Fatuma Ndangiza, the deputy chief executive of Rwanda Governance Board ( RGB), made the remarks...

Sunday, November 8, 2015, 12:00 AM

Civil society urged to mentor youth

Development partners have been urged to mentor the young generation during the forthcoming Youth Month scheduled to take place from November 2 to 26 under the theme, ‘Youth, strive for self-reliance for fast development’. Rosemary Mbabazi, the permanent secretary at the Ministry of...

Saturday, October 31, 2015, 12:00 AM

Coops urged to embrace partnerships

Representatives of cooperatives, federations and unions under the National Cooperatives Confederation of Rwanda (NCCR), have been challenged to embrace the spirit of working together, to manage their resources and improve members’ welfare. The message was delivered by Damien Mugabo, the...

Thursday, October 22, 2015, 12:00 AM

Teachers told to uphold professional ethics

Teachers across the country have been urged to uphold professional ethics. The call was made on Sunday as teachers under Rwanda Teachers Union gathered in Kigali to mark the Teachers’ Day, normally celebrated on October 5 every year. The celebration is meant to recognise the role teachers...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Varsity students urged to work with communities

The National Youth Council (NYC) has urged university students to actively contribute to community development activities during the Youth Month slated for November. The call was made during a meeting between student leaders and NYC on Friday, in Kigali, held to encourage university youth to...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Gasabo inmates commit to support 'Ndi Umunyarwanda'

Inmates from Gasabo Prison have pledged to support the ‘Ndi Umunyarwanda’ campaign following an eight-month long campaign led by the Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) in collaboration with National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC). The prisoners made the pledge on Friday during the...

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 12:00 AM

Teachers urged on quality

Teachers have been challenged to take advantage of available resources to enhance the quality of education in the country. Speaking at the World Teachers’ Day celebrations at Kimisagara One-Stop Employment Centre in Kigali, yesterday, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education,...

Tuesday, October 6, 2015, 12:00 AM

Students cry foul over school canteens

Teachers and students in both private and public secondary schools are yet to get to terms with the Ministry of Education’s instructions banning of canteens in schools. The directive was issued last year on account of hygiene, student discipline and the financial burden canteens imposed on...

Saturday, September 26, 2015, 12:00 AM

Fanfare greets opening of Rwf8 billion modern Masaka-Kabuga road

It's not ever day that music, dance and ululations welcome the opening of a new road in communities, but such was the case in Masaka Sector, on Tuesday, when the 6.2-kilometre Kabuga-Masaka road was officially opened. And you wouldn’t have to wonder why. For long, this particular stretch of the...

Thursday, September 24, 2015, 12:00 AM

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