Nyamirambo is known as one of the multicultural suburbs in Kigali.Linda Mbabazi went out to find why the suburb is sought after.
“I’ve been running my business here in Nyamirambo for the past 14-years. The rent is reasonable compared to that in the city centre. I cannot think of moving my business else where.”
Geloa Ndoyi, a Senegalese professional fashion designer.
“I’ve been in Nyamirambo for 10-years. I feel more comfortable working in this district than elsewhere. I find it very easy to get clients and contacts.
More so, Nyamirambo has a number of Muslims, since I am one, I find it easy to socialize.”
Djene Doumbouya, a Guinean businesswoman
“I was influenced by the population.Nyamirambo is highly populated, with people from different walks of life. It’s a very busy area, with different businesses activities; this simplifies the task of getting customers.”
Fiston Kabala, a jeweler from, The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).
“I find Nyamirambo strategic, especially because there are many foreigners operating in business here.”
Drame Amadou, Malian businessman.
“Nyamirambo is a fulfilled business centre, with everything one may need. You can’t lack, when you have money and you’re in Nyamirambo.”
Nabandi Hajalah, Rwandan businesswoman
“Nyamirambo is a bustling commercial district. However, I am flexible to do business anywhere else in the country.”
Ibrahim .H. Fabrice, a Malian fashion designer
“I like Nyamirambo, because there are very many people here, and some from different countries. Nyamirambo is a lively city. Here, people don’t go to sleep, and business activities operate 24 hours.”
Rashid Mohamed, a Nigerian fashion designer and owner African Traditional Fashion.
“I came with an aim of making lots of Rwandan money so I could take it back home to resolve family issues; Nyamirambo was the ideal place for the kind of income I opted for. It’s the best place one can ever do business in Rwanda.”
Rehema Niyokwizera, Burundian hairdresser.