Relief as Nyamasheke gets Rwf10.5bn tea factory

Tea growers in Nyamasheke District will no longer have to worry about where to sell their produce following the opening of multibillion factory in the area. The $12.3 million (over Rwf10.5 billion) Gatare Tea Company will enable farmers access a reliable and ready market, Josue Michel Ntaganira,...

Friday, January 12, 2018, 12:00 AM

2017 disasters cost Rwanda Rwf6.7 billion - MIDIMAR

Disasters which ravaged several parts of the country during the year 2017 caused many damages whose value is estimated at Rwf6.7 billion, according to the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR). Rainstorms, lightning, floods, and drought were cited as the major disasters...

Monday, January 8, 2018, 12:00 AM

New mobile based system to help public access Ubudehe information set to be rolled out this month

Local Administrative Agency Entities Development Agency (LODA) will this month launch a mobile based system that aims to improve services delivered to citizens under Ubudehe social stratification scheme. Laetitia Nkunda, the Director of LODA, explained to The New Times that the system, which is...

Thursday, January 4, 2018, 12:00 AM

Court bailiffs, notaries warned on corruption

The Minister for Justice and Attorney Ge neral, Johnston Busingye, has cautioned court bailiffs and notaries in the country against accepting gifts from the public provided in return for their service, saying such gifts are a disguised form of “bribe.” He made the remarks yesterday...

Friday, December 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Rwandans in Diaspora commit to invest in Iterambere Fund

Rwandans living in different parts of the world have committed to invest in Rwanda National Investment Trust Iterambere Fund (RNIT) by saving some amount of their incomes in the fund. They made the commitment last week during the discussions with Iterambere Fund’s officials at the Ministry...

Monday, December 25, 2017, 12:00 AM

SteelRwa workers' association wins I&M Bank promo's Rwf5m cash prize

The association of workers at SteelRwa has won Rwf5 million in the just-concluded I&M Bank “Kira-Biba Usarure” promotion. Terimbere Mukozi wa Steel Association was formed by a group of 250 workers at the Rwamagana-based steel factory over two months ago, who then opened a savings account in I...

Thursday, December 21, 2017, 12:00 AM

Holiday: Kids share experiences at Mutesi Kids Park

Lorene Akimana, 9, is busy driving his lane rover (a kid’s sports car) at Mutesi Kids Park ground based in Kicukiro District. This is around 10a.m during a short break before he and others return to class where they are learning Chinese.     Akimana is a Primary Four pupil at Umubano School...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Lessons for young entrepreneurs from YouthConnekt convention

young entrepreneurs have hailed the annual YouthConnekt convention, saying it is an avenue for the youth from different parts of the country and the Diaspora to share knowledge, network and form market linkages. A juice producer showing the client the products as other customers were busy...

Wednesday, December 20, 2017, 12:00 AM

Egypt & Middle East expo excite buyers - PHOTOS

It’s just less than a week to Christmas Day, but many people might still be wondering where to buy items to use during the festive season. Worry not as the ongoing Egypt and Middle East Expo at Petit Stade in Remera, Kigali could be your answer. Already, exhibitors say products like food...

Tuesday, December 19, 2017, 12:00 AM

Made-in-Rwanda products showcased at Egypt exhibition for the first time

Rwandan producers have yet another opportunity to deepen their market reach and also form partnership with foreign firms, thanks to the ongoing Egypt and Middle East Expo. The trade fair that kicked off on Friday is exhibiting Made-in-Rwanda products for the first time since inception, organisers...

Monday, December 18, 2017, 12:00 AM

RPF at 30: Rwandans have their say

Nsigaye Celestin Nsigaye, A security guard A lot has changed. Ahead of vision 2020, the country has progressed. But, in the coming 30 years, I wish to see all citizens are economically empowered. Also, there is a gap in public servants’ salaries which should be bridged. I wish to see no one...

Saturday, December 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Egypt and Middle East expo kicks off

The Egypt and Middle East Expo kicked off today with organisers saying it presents buyers a good opportunity to do their Christmas shopping. Natacha Haguma, the coordinator of the expo, said the expo has attracted over 56 exhibitors compared to 46 traders that participated during the last show...

Friday, December 15, 2017, 12:00 AM

BK, African Institute for Mathematical Sciences ink partnership deal

The Bank of Kigali has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS), meant to facilitate promotion technology and innovations across the continent. The five-year partnership which was signed by the heads of both organisations, Dr.Diane Karusisi...

Thursday, December 14, 2017, 12:00 AM

Combatting drug abuse is striving for human rights, says Busingye

The Minister of Justice, Johnson Busingye has said that government will do whatever it can to uproot drug abuse in the country as part of its mandate to safeguard human rights for the people of Rwanda. He made the remark on Friday during the event to celebrate International Human Rights Day held...

Monday, December 11, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ruhango, Karongi residents get Rwf43m water purification facilities

Residents of Ruhango and Karongi districts will soon be able to access clean water, thanks to a donation of 10 water purification facilities worth Rwf43 million from Water for the World. Water for the World is a global NGO that works in the areas of water and sanitation, as well as water...

Saturday, December 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

Masabo has found a niche in organic fertiliser making

When Jean Luc Masabo was growing up in Ngoma District, he was always fascinated by traders in his neighbourhood because they seemed to have money all the time. This, unconsciously, shaped his dream of becoming an entrepreneur, he says. This dream was reawakened last year when he graduated from...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Miners tipped on professionalism

Rwandan miners have been called on to operate professionally in order to increase productivity as well as attract more investors in the sector. The message was delivered by mining partners on Monday, in Kigali during the celebration of 2017 International Mining Day. The celebration, which brought...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ruhango residents get new water facilities

Business Development Fund (BDF) is committed to supporting initiatives that improve the welfare of citizens besides enabling small businesses to access finance, Monique Umugwaneza, the organisation’s legal, monitoring and evaluation Manager, has said. Umugwaneza was speaking during the hand...

Tuesday, December 5, 2017, 12:00 AM

Ghana, Rwanda seek to strengthen knowledge sharing in justice

A delegation of judges from Ghana have applauded Rwanda’s ministry of justice for making progress in resolving and filing court cases electronically. The delegation of five judges has been in Rwanda since Sunday to strengthen knowledge sharing and to foster exchange of best practices and...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

Umuganda: Excella School students raise money to support the needy

Members of Umurage Patriotism Club from Excella School have raised Rwf100,000 to support needy pupils from the community in the vicinity of their school. The funds will be spent on purchasing scholastic materials including books, pens, pencils and bags, among others, for P6 leavers. A total 12...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017, 12:00 AM

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