Paul Ntambara

Sezibera launches VCT campaign in Nyamagabe

NYAMAGABE - The Minister of Health, Dr Richard Sezibera, on Friday, inaugurated a health campaign aimed at promoting voluntary counselling and testing and family planning activities in Nyamagabe District. The health campaign is being implemented by Population Services International (PSI). The...

Monday, November 22, 2010, 12:00 AM

Namibian MP’s tour NUR’s ICT infrastruture

HUYE - Visiting legislators from Namibia have described ICT development and use in various sectors in the country as ‘impressive’ and worth emulating. The legislators who sit on the ICT Committee in the Namibian National Assembly, Thursday visited the National University of Rwanda where they had a...

Friday, November 19, 2010, 12:00 AM

Poor human resource management affecting districts-RALGA

HUYE - Chantal Rwakazina, an expert in charge of Capacity Building at the Rwanda Association of Local Government Authorities (RALGA), said Wednesday that poor human resources management has been identified as one of the key issues affecting the smooth running of activities in the districts. She...

Thursday, November 18, 2010, 12:00 AM

Huye Muslims urged to embrace ICT

HUYE - Sheikh Saleh Habimana, the Mufti of the Islamic Community of Rwanda, yesterday, used the Eid –ul-adhuha celebrations to lay a foundation stone for the construction of an Information Technology structure in Ngoma, Hue District. The building is expected to be completed early next year.He said...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Measles vaccination planned in Nyaruguru

NYARUGURU - Following an outbreak of measles in some parts of Nyaruguru District, TRAC Plus – the Centre for treatment and research on AIDS, Malaria, Tuberculosis and other Epidemics, has announced plans to vaccinate children against the disease later this month. Dr. Corinne Karema, the acting...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Karega tours infrastructure projects in Huye

HUYE - Infrastructure Minister, Vincent Karega, who is also charged by cabinet to oversee the development of Huye District, on Monday, began a two-day familiarisation tour of the district. Talking to The New Times, Karega said that fast-tracking and fine tuning various infrastructural and other...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010, 12:00 AM

Makuza joins tea farmers to celebrate Kagame’s victory

NYAMAGABE - Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza on Saturday joined tea farmers and workers of Kitabi Tea Company to celebrate President Paul Kagame’s victory in the recent presidential elections. The celebrations jointly organised by the factory and Nyamagabe District were preceded by a tree planting...

Monday, November 15, 2010, 12:00 AM

Makuza joins tea farmers to celebrate Kagame’s victory

NYAMAGABE - Prime Minister, Bernard Makuza on Saturday joined tea farmers and workers of Kitabi Tea Company to celebrate President Paul Kagame’s victory in the recent presidential elections. The celebrations jointly organised by the factory and Nyamagabe District were preceded by a tree planting...

Monday, November 15, 2010, 12:00 AM

Suspected cases of measles reported in Nyaruguru

NYARURGURU - Health officials in Nyaruguru District are on a high alert after two of the five suspected cases of measles reported in Ruheru Sector tested positive. Talking to The New Times, Anastase Karemera, a district official in charge of health, said that the cases were reported at Ruheru...

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

Official calls for joint efforts to tackle global challenges

HUYE - Tackling today’s global challenges requires combined efforts of leaders of government, business, academia and non-profit organisations, to tackle common problems in society, the vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton, a global consultancy firm has said. Reginald Van Lee, made the call while...

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

Woman arrested for dumping ‘dead’ newborn in latrine

HUYE - The Police at Ngoma Police station in Huye District are holding a woman suspected to have dumped her newborn baby in a pit latrine. Angelique Mukambayire, 21, a resident of Maraba Sector was arrested on Wednesday after village leaders were tipped by residents that the baby she had delivered...

Saturday, November 13, 2010, 12:00 AM

KCB donates desks to primary school

HUYE - The Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) on Friday donated 29 desks to Mugogwe Primary School in Huye District as part of its corporate social responsibility. Handing over the desks, the bank’s Huye branch manager; Jean Christophe Sayinzoga, said that KCB is committed to assist in improving the...

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 12:00 AM

Sezibera calls on researchers to be practical

HUYE - Health Minister, Dr Richard Sezibera, has challenged researchers to translate their knowledge into action and activities that bring change in the average Rwandan’s life. Closing the 3rd National University of Rwanda (NUR)’s annual International Scientific Research Conference on Thursday...

Saturday, November 6, 2010, 12:00 AM

Sudanese MPs impressed by women’s empowerment

 NYAMAGABE - A visiting team of 26 lawmakers from the Southern Sudan Legislative Assembly, have expressed satisfaction with the country’s gender promotion programmes which are reflected at the grassroots level. The lawmakers are in the country on a study tour to see how the Rwandan parliament...

Friday, November 5, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR research conference opens

HUYE - The Minister of Education, Dr Charles Murigande, who is also the Chancellor of the National University of Rwanda (NUR), has underscored the importance of research in guiding policy makers on resource allocation as they seek to address the problem of food security and undernourishment which...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR research conference opens

HUYE - The Minister of Education, Dr Charles Murigande, who is also the Chancellor of the National University of Rwanda (NUR), has underscored the importance of research in guiding policy makers on resource allocation as they seek to address the problem of food security and undernourishment which...

Wednesday, November 3, 2010, 12:00 AM

Research Conference opens at NUR

HUYE - The 3rd National University of Rwanda (NUR) annual International Scientific Research Conference gets underway today at the university’s main campus in Huye District with a special focus on Food, Nutrition Security and Integrated Pest Management in developing countries. Talking to The New...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:00 AM

Drought will affect food production, Kalibata warns

GISAGARA – The dry spell that is being experienced in some districts of the Eastern and Southern provinces has affected new farming season preparations, and could affect food production in this ‘drought corridor,’ the Minister of Agriculture has warned. Speaking during celebrations to mark World...

Monday, November 1, 2010, 12:00 AM

MTN donates computers

GISAGARA - After donating to schools in the Northern and Eastern Provinces, telecommunication giants, MTN Rwanda through the MTN foundation, on Thursday donated 36 more computers to Groupe Scolaire St Bernadette in Gisagara district, Southern Province. The foundation which was launched in February...

Saturday, October 30, 2010, 12:00 AM

NUR lecturers suspended over negligence of duty

HUYE - Two lecturers and one member of the administrative staff at the National University of Rwanda have been suspended due to what authorities describe as ‘negligence of duty’ and ‘gross mismanagement.’ The final decision rests with the University Board.One of the lecturers is also accused of...

Thursday, October 28, 2010, 12:00 AM