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Govt conducts evaluation exercise for social sector programmes

The Ministry of Local Government (Minaloc) and other ministries with social protection under their docket last week embarked on a two-week evaluation exercise aimed at providing basic needs to the community.The evaluation exercise will focus on provision of shelter for the needy, returnees and the...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014, 12:00 AM

City takes hotels to task over waste management

Even after the City of Kigali recently reprimanded some hotels for polluting the environment by discharging untreated waste, new cases of environmental abuses by hotels have emerged. The City of Kigali is keeping an eye on hotels so that they comply with rules and regulations of hygiene and...

Sunday, January 12, 2014, 12:00 AM

What did your child pack to school?

HUNDREDS of students crowd around the booking offices of the major bus companies that ply upcountry routes.  Armed with their bus tickets, they stand close to their luggage as they wait for buses to their respective destinations. A good number heed the Education Ministry directive. They are...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Dutch minister vows to track Genocide suspects

The  Dutch Minister for Migration, Security and Justice, Fred Teeven, has pledged his country’s continued support in bringing to trial Genocide suspects on the European country’s soil.The minister was yesterday  addressing the media after his meeting with Justice minister...

Tuesday, January 7, 2014, 12:00 AM

Cash-strapped firms fail to deliver new city buses

City commuters will have to bear with delays and rides on old buses for some time after companies contracted to operate public transport failed to beat the December 31 deadline to reinforce their fleets with new buses. Apart from five 30-seater buses parked at MAGERWA customs yard, the three...

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

School expenses haunt parents after festive season

Two days to the end of holidays for primary and secondary schools, both students and their parents have crowded shopping centres over the week-end to shop as they prepare for reporting to school on Monday. Pre-primary, primary, and high school will open tomorrow, an event which is making the first...

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Troubled Byimana school installs CCTV cameras

Officials at Byimana School of Science in the Southern Province say they have installed Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to boost security surveillance after a bout of fire incidents last year. Some students set fire to the school burnt three times in less than two months and now school...

Sunday, January 5, 2014, 12:00 AM

Regional students take on course to fight genocide

Sixteen university students from East African countries are currently participating in a two-week genocide prevention course.The course will equip the students knowledge that they would take back to their respective communities, with the intention of preaching against the events that led to the...

Friday, January 3, 2014, 12:00 AM

Police, medics to learn sign language

During the opening of the 9th National Dialogue, a youthful participant alerted the chair, President Paul Kagame, that a section of Rwandans, the deaf, were not following proceedings because there was no interpreter for sign language. On the second day of the event at Amahoro Stadium, a sign...

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

Local group advocates for land law awareness

People in rural areas still lack ownership of the Land Law because its content was not disseminated enough among communities even if its provisions directly affect them. This was highlighted yesterday in a validation meeting of the findings of a research that was carried out by the umbrella of...

Sunday, December 29, 2013, 12:00 AM

The long shot at bringing order in public transport

The year 2013 started with the same mess that defines public transport; buses dropping commuters half-way, and conductors hurling insults at passengers.But despite the numerous problems, there is hope that public transport in Kigali is on a path to a sustainable solution. “We want responsible...

Saturday, December 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Teachers union protest sacking of 7 in Nyamirambo

The stage is being set for a possible legal action in Nyamirambo, Nyarugenge District, after an Aprec-run school terminated the contracts of seven teachers accused of several wrongs, including insubordination and failure to complete the syllabi. The teachers, however, contend that they are victims...

Friday, December 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Clerics preach peace, unity on Christmas

The colourful decorations in offices and domiciles, plus the shopping bonanza visible in different markets and stores tell it all. It is Christmas.The day has much significance to Christians, to whom it symbolises the birth of Jesus Christ.On this day, even the most irregular of churchgoers attend...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Christmas sermons call for redemption

Christians across the country yesterday celebrated the birth of their saviour Jesus Christ, with merrymaking that saw feasting, drinking as well as sharing with the needy. However, most Christians opted to start the day with a prayer at Church. In their sermons yesterday, clergies challenged...

Wednesday, December 25, 2013, 12:00 AM

Once destitutes, Kacyiru youth get new lease of life

For the fifth time, Iwawa Rehabilitation and Skills Development Centre is set to pass out over 1,000 youth who have spent a year at the facility located on the Iwawa island on Lake Kivu.This will bring to close to 4,000 the number of youth who have gone through the centre, majority of whom are...

Tuesday, December 24, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwf 2.6bn to move high risk zone dwellers

As the nation counts losses from the destruction caused by last week’s torrential rains, including five lives, a committee coordinating movement of people from high risk areas to safer places has received $4 million (about Rwf2.6bn) for social support to effected households. With this...

Sunday, December 22, 2013, 12:00 AM

Kigali’s informal settlements battle with hygiene

Jeanne Mukandida proudly shares a one-roomed house with her three children.Opposite is the house of her 60-year-old mother, which she also shares with four tenants.In the middle, a pit-latrine that also serves as a bathroom is shared between several families, including five people in an adjacent...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Children tipped on self-reliance

Within their capacities, children need to embrace the concept of self-reliance.   The call was made by Mathias Harebamungu, the State Minister for Primary and Secondary Education, while addressing children at the ninth summit of National Child Council in Kigali yesterday. The summit was...

Thursday, December 19, 2013, 12:00 AM

Make yourselves known, PSF tells jobseekers centre

The private Sector has challenged the Kigali Employment Service Centre (KESC) to intensify awareness activities that would bring on board more prospective employers to the centre.During a breakfast meeting that brought together the KESC and members of the private sector in Kigali yesterday, the...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 12:00 AM

WDA graduates pioneers in hair beauty industry

Over 34 young men and women on Saturday graduated from Shair Hairdressing Academy, an initiative of the Workforce Development Authority (WDA) in partnership with Shair, a UK based organisation that supports hair academies in Africa.For a whole year, this pioneer class acquired skills in...

Tuesday, December 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

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