Johnston Busingye

Why SDGs provide a historical opportunity for African countries

The role of Human Rights Institutions is particularly urgent for Africa. Many of our people are, needlessly, still in poverty, yet they can be pulled of it if the will to act is there. Our Governments have to embed good governance and inclusion in policy execution and implementation if we have to...

Friday, November 10, 2017, 12:00 AM

UR restructuring should be conducted carefully

Editor, RE: “University of Rwanda faulted over latest reforms” (The New Times, September 15). The decision-makers of this institution have no clue what they are really doing. They are so detached from the reality of Rwanda, they even think it’s normal to charge a Rwandan...

Saturday, September 16, 2017, 12:00 AM

Most illegal immigrants are good people

Editor, RE: “Trump alone not to blame for anti-migrant hysteria” (The New Times, April 4). President Trump is not anti-immigrant at all. He is anti-illegal immigrants. The USA legally lets in over 1 million people each year, which Trump is fine with. The problem is the people who...

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 12:00 AM

PSF, standards body should be more concerned about people’s lives

Editor, Refer to the article, “500 jobs on the line as PSF and standards body disagree on packaging” (The New Times, July 8). This is total blackmail. What’s more important; lives of people or jobs? Can these companies prove that they really employ 500 people? Whatever the case...

Thursday, July 9, 2015, 12:00 AM

Do we need sound-level equipment in anti-noise pollution campaigns?

Editor, Reference is made to Junior Sabena Mutabazi’s article, “Noise pollution: Kigali City Council must get this right” (The New Times, October 16). I think Mr Mutabazi got it wrong. I see the argument of sound-level equipment coming up again and again but this should not be...

Thursday, October 23, 2014, 12:00 AM

Alternative dispute resolution: quest for affordable, accessible justice

In societies still struggling to transit from poverty, indigence and illiteracy lock significant portions of their populations into considerable vulnerability. With particular respect to disputes when they arise indigent and illiterate communities tend to fail to resolve them fast, affordably and...

Monday, September 8, 2014, 12:00 AM

Bringing to end litigations against govt

The central government and its parastatals as well as local governments, combined, lose at least Rwf3 billion in legal settlements accruing mainly from cases lost in courts of law annually. This state of affairs has subsisted for quite some time.  For central government, the Ministry of...

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, 12:00 AM

Kudos City of Kigali on streamlining public transport, but more needs to be done

Editor,This is in reference to the story; City designates new routes to ease public transport in Kigali.  Well done City of Kigali for this timely move. I am impressed by how you are trying to improve life in Kigali in general and public transport in particular. All decisions you have already...

Thursday, November 28, 2013, 12:00 AM

Leaders should take responsibility for the Nyagatare disaster

Editor,I was appalled by how people can just lose life like that. This kind of negligence, poor coordination and lack of concern by the leaders of the area is totally unacceptable. I don’t see where the country is heading with such leaders still in place.How do you tell me that starting from...

Monday, June 17, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rwandans are the ones to define their country’s future

Editor,Although I’m British, I have a lot of respect and admiration for President Kagame. He’s to me the best leader in the whole world. His leadership brought Rwanda from the grave back to life. Who has ever pleased everybody in the world? When there is light, those who want darkness...

Monday, May 27, 2013, 12:00 AM

Your letters: Mulinda and Munezero stories inspired me greatly

Last week, Business Times published business profiles of two women entrepreneurs, Grace Mbabazi Mulinda and Clementine Munezero, hereunder is a reaction from one of our Zambian readers:Dear Editor,I was very inspired by the life-changing stories of the two women entrepreneurs, Grace Mbabazi Mulinda...

Monday, April 15, 2013, 12:00 AM

It’s wrong to stop a woman on Indian streets

Editor,It’s sad to hear that, “hopefully these students will be released soon”. It’s actually difficult even asking a female for directions at any given time. This is because women here live under terror. They do not trust anyone and since they were males asking for...

Saturday, January 5, 2013, 12:00 AM

Reconsider your decision on Papyrus Restaurant & Bar

Editor,Kigali City Mayor, I trust you are doing your job objectively as you promised when you were elected. Whether you want to shut Papyrus because you have the power and coercive machinery to do so or you are convinced it’s the right thing to do and the only option you have, well the days...

Friday, October 12, 2012, 12:00 AM

Who is to blame for the collapsed building?

Editor,I wish to react to a story that appeared in The New Times this week about a Kacyiru building which collapsed, killing one person and injuring several others. Police has made a couple of arrests, with the media reporting that among those arrested are the owners of the building and the person...

Friday, April 6, 2012, 12:00 AM

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