Environment

Rwanda explores use of methane gas for cooking

The Rwandan government is set to commission a study on the possibilities of using methane gas for cooking.  The Government’s plan, which was disclosed at a meeting with development partners on Tuesday, is informed by the fact that most Rwandans still rely on wood fuel for cooking....

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 12:10pm

Making Rwanda ‘green’

We can make Rwanda look like the Garden of Eden. To some, this may seem like far-fetched, but it can be done. To do this, we must go green. We should build green houses. Green houses, when built, provide seedlings to plant even more trees. Embracing agroforestry (a land-use management system...

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 9:47pm

Govt to spend Rwf4 billion on restoring degraded forests

The Ministry of Land and Forestry has unveiled a plan to plant 225,440 fruit trees across the country in this financial year in partnership with stakeholders, a project that will contribute to the fight against malnutrition. The move follows last week’s cabinet resolutions in which the...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 11:45pm

REMA burns 50 metric tons of harmful oils

Over 50 metric tons of contaminated oil used in transformers was incinerated on Friday at Cimerwa in Rusizi district. The exercise was carried out by Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) in partnership with the Energy Utility and Corporation Ltd (EUCL), United Nations Development...

Saturday, August 18, 2018 - 11:51pm

Rwandan engineer recycles glass to make eco-friendly bricks

Disposal of tonnes of waste glass is a major environmental challenge but one Rwandan says he has found an answer by recycling glasses and ceramic waste.  Eng. Aimable Mutabazi, 32, a graduate from the University of Rwanda, set up a brick manufacturing and construction company, Byiza Vuba Ltd...

Saturday, August 11, 2018 - 1:26am

Rwanda’s tourism opportunities

Private sector and public organizations are increasingly interested in the economic impacts of tourism at national and local levels. Rwanda has made tremendous strides in tourism industry. But there are areas that require more input of private sector such as improving local participation in the...

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:20pm

Environment as a pillar of economic development

The ‘World Environment Day’ was celebrated Tuesday with a clarion call to beat the plastic pollution. The environment day is one of the most important days on the United Nations calendar for encouraging worldwide awareness and action for the protection of our environment. This year...

Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 12:19am

We can put an end to single-use plastics

For more than two decades, Rwanda has prioritised environmental protection and conservation. This focus on sustainable development and ensuring a healthy environment for all people living in, and visiting, Rwanda has had a significant return on investment. One of the major green initiatives was...

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 5:31am

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