Development

Social solidarity for sustainable development

OSLO – The late Kofi Annan once said that climate change is the “existential issue of our time.” A wave of extreme weather events this past summer – from wildfires in California and Sweden to floods in India and drought in Australia – show just how...

Friday, September 28, 2018 - 9:48pm

Rwanda secures Rwf85bn to finance development effort

The Government of Rwanda on Wednesday signed three separate financing agreements with Japan, Germany and the World Bank to fund some of its development initiatives. The $99.05 million (Rwf85.2 billion) grants will support the country’s agriculture, infrastructure, decentralisation, technical...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:08am

Did you know that some cities are busy but quiet?

Why has being busy always been associated with noise and bustle? You only need to stand outside a market to confirm this ‘busy-ness’ as people haggle over prices and shout to other people in the far end corners generally making noise. On some streets there is so much noise that you can...

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:42pm

Community projects to change lives in remote Ndego Sector

Different initiatives aimed at promoting development of communities neighbouring Akagera National Park were on Saturday launched in Ndego Sector, Kayonza District. The projects were launched as part of the revenue sharing programme rolled out by Rwanda Development Board (RDB) to bring citizens...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 1:45am

Invest in inclusive infrastructure to ensure sustainable development, Malaysian expert advises government

The national engineering conference was held last week in Kigali, under the theme, Engineering in Rwanda’s Economic Development. The two-day conference, that was graced by Infrastructure Minister Amb Claver Gatete, attracted over 500 delegates in the engineering field from Rwanda, Kenya,...

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 12:57am

Why must my business keep growing?

Growth does not always mean getting bigger but it does mean getting better. People grow; they grow spiritually; they grow with knowledge; they grow emotionally. So too businesses can grow in different ways. Imagine that you start a manufacturing business. You pay money for capital, the capital...

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 12:48am

Africa needs ICT to fast-track development – Dlamini-Zuma

Any African country interested in making progress should follow the Rwandan model and invest in a wall-to-wall ICT infrastructure to facilitate e-governance, or risk being left behind. The observation was made by South African Minister in the Presidency for the National Planning Commission for...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 9:19am

Early childhood development: The role of community-based centres

According to the National Early Childhood Development Program (NECDP), early childhood development centres (ECDs) provide services in learning, nutrition, and sanitation for better health to children aged three to six. Diane Iradukunda, an early childhood protection specialist with the programme,...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 5:40pm

Ethiopia restricts officials’ use of luxury vehicles as part of reform programme

ADDIS ABABA – The Ethiopian government announced on Tuesday it’s restricting use of luxury cars by federal government officials as part of a reform programme to stop resource wastage and prevent unnecessary expenditure. Haji Ibsa, Public Relations Head of the Ministry of Finance and...

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 1:53am

There woud not be sports devt in the region without FEASSSA, says Mugisha

The Federation of East Africa Secondary School Sports Associations (FEASSSA) president, Justus Mugisha, has said that without FEASSSA Games in the East African region, sports development would be on a very loose foundation. Mugisha was speaking Sunday in Musanze District during the opening...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 12:03am

Smart technology is key to Rwanda’s future

Buzzwords such as blockchain, artificial intelligence and robotics are smart technologies changing the face of industrial processes and production globally. The question is, how are African countries positioning themselves to harness the opportunities and benefits of acquiring and adopting new...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 10:22pm

Population should be involved in all development matters

Several people have fallen victim to a new breed of smart conmen in the past simply because of their ignorance. Real estate brokers have been selling land to developers and individuals. At a later stage, when the latter apply for building permits, they learn that the particular land is either...

Friday, July 27, 2018 - 6:39pm

Reflections on President Xi Jinping’s Book on Up and Out of Poverty

In his 29-article book, "Up and Out of Poverty", the author outlines “the hows” of transforming a poverty stricken (Ningde Prefecture) into a prosperous region through change of mindset, economic development and management, and leadership.   Having read the book, we are...

Friday, July 20, 2018 - 12:36pm

Greener, Greater cities

Discussions about “greening” cities typically recognize the importance of sustainable infrastructure and smart urban planning. What they often overlook is that nature is the world’s original infrastructure, and nature-based solutions can help cities address some of the biggest...

Saturday, June 16, 2018 - 1:40am

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