Real estate players seek govt support

Ten per cent of the Kigali city’s commercial real estate developers are seeking government’s intervention to improve the viability of their projects, industry players heard yesterday. This was revealed during a public lecture organised by the City of Kigali under the theme, ‘...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020, 12:00 AM

Linguist James Vuningoma passes on

Veteran academic, linguist and Rwanda culture enthusiast, James Vuningoma, passed away at King Faisal Hospital, after a short illness. Vuningoma, who was considered by those who knew him as “a living encyclopedia”, was until his demise on Monday morning the Executive Secretary of the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:38 AM

Workers’ unions fault labour ministry over legal vacuum

Labour unions have called on the Government to expedite the process to put in place Ministerial Orders that would facilitate implementation of the new labour law. Speaking to The New Times, several union leaders said that though there has been an effort to improve working conditions in the...

Tuesday, January 21, 2020, 12:00 AM

Kigali’s central sewerage system finally takes shape

A TOTAL of 114 households are expected to be moved from Gitikinyoni area of Nyarugenge district, to make way for Kigali city’s first central sewerage system, The New Times has learnt. This was revealed in an exclusive interview with Water and Sanitation Cooperation (WASAC)’s Manager...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:33 AM

Labour: Ministry pushes for compliance with new law

The Ministry of Public Service and Labour has embarked on a campaign to sensitise employers countrywide to comply with the provisions of the new labour law. The legislation, published in the Official Gazette in August 2018, among other things, seeks to address matters of employees particularly...

Thursday, January 16, 2020, 12:31 AM

PHOTOS: Genocide convict Murekezi laughs off death claims

Genocide suspect Vincent Murekezi has come out to refute claims circulating on different platforms in Southern Africa that he was executed after he was extradited to Rwanda from Malawi. Murekezi, who had been convicted by a Gacaca court for perpetuating the Genocide against the Tutsi in Southern...

Monday, January 13, 2020, 12:00 AM

Former Minister Pie Mugabo is dead

Pie Mugabo, a former Minister in charge of Social Welfare in the first post-Genocide Transitional National Government, has passed away. Mugabo passed away at King Faisal Hospital where he had been battling sickness for a lengthy period of time. I am deeply saddened to announce the demise...

Sunday, January 12, 2020, 10:08 PM

House committees to be given more powers

Parliament is planning major reforms that, if approved, could overhaul how the lower chamber’s committees go about their daily business, The New Times can exclusively reveal. The reforms, whose process was approved by the plenary sitting of the Chamber of Deputies late last year, are...

Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12:00 AM

MPs begin country tour to assess basic infrastructure

MPs in the Lower Chamber of Parliament will Tuesday begin a three-week tour across the country to assess both government and privately initiated projects that have been driving economic development. The visits, which will be held in the Southern, Western and Northern provinces are in line with...

Monday, January 6, 2020, 1:36 AM

Government to set up financial intelligence centre

Parliament has passed a law that will see the country get its first Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) to monitor criminal financial activity such as money laundering, financing terrorism or the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. The centre is part of the project designed to boost...

Friday, January 3, 2020, 12:00 AM

What to look out for in 2020

The long-awaited year 2020 is here and Rwanda can only look forward toward 2050 with hope and hard work demonstrated over the last 20 years. Nasra Bishumba breaks down the exciting events and milestones that are expected across sectors of the country in 2020. 1. June 2020 CHOGM Rwanda has...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020, 1:23 AM

AfCFTA is on a good track – Obasanjo

The African Union Commission and the Coalition for Dialogue on Africa (CoDA) recently brought business associations from across the continent together to share perspectives on a wide range of issues relating to increasing the participation and contribution of the African private sector in AfCFTA...

Sunday, December 22, 2019, 12:00 AM

Highlights of 2019 Umushyikirano

The 17th edition of the National Umushyikirano Council ended yesterday. Saturday Times compiles six things that stood out at this year’s Umushyikirano. 1. Use of Kinyarwanda It’s Umushyikirano so obviously Kinyarwanda is the language of choice so that all Rwandans are catered...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:45 AM

Govt removes Ubudehe from scholarship criteria

The Government has announced its decision to scrap Ubudehe social stratification in the process to award university bursaries and only consider student performance. Ubudehe is a socio-economic stratification system based on family assets. This was announced by the Prime Minister Edouard...

Saturday, December 21, 2019, 12:45 AM

Umushyikirano: Preservation of family values takes centre stage

There is need to change mindsets and promote collaborations between the government and families to ensure that the country is raising children who are going to be responsible citizens in future. This was raised today during Umushyikirano Council where discussions rotated around engaging families...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 3:18 PM

Kagame: Economy has grown despite challenges

President Paul Kagame has said that despite various challenges this year, Rwanda’s economy grew rapidly, applauding stakeholders for their efforts in making this possible. The president delivered his State of the Nation address yesterday at the 17th Umushyikirano Council and reminded...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 3:56 AM

Umushyikirano 2019: Six faces and voices that stood out on Day I

The 17th edition of the National Umushyikirano Council kicked off at Kigali Convention Centre Thursday, with thousands of other participants following the event live from large screens mounted at five remote sites across the country. From youth to senior citizens, from politicians, experts and...

Friday, December 20, 2019, 12:27 AM

Umushyikirano: Kagame faults leaders on wetland saga

President Paul Kagame today called out local and senior government officials for the mismanagement of the  relocation of people living in high-risk zones.  Addressing participants at the 17th Umushyikirano Council, Kagame used his State of the Nation address to hold...

Thursday, December 19, 2019, 2:35 PM

Umushyikirano 2019: Six things that Rwandans want discussed

From December 19-20, Rwandans will converge at the Kigali Convention Centre for the annual National Dialogue, commonly known as Umushyikirano, to discuss the most pressing issues affecting the country. Last year, Umushyikirano discussed the partnerships for growth, preserving memory and...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019, 12:00 AM

Umushyikirano 2019 set for next week

Final touches are being put to this year’s Umushyikirano edition, which is slated to kick off next week on Thursday and end on Friday at the Kigali Convention Centre (KCC), officials have said. This year’s edition is set to bring together close to 2,000 Rwandans from the country and...

Friday, December 13, 2019, 9:23 AM

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