Made in Rwanda

Made-in-Rwanda: Has perception about locally made products improved?

Five years ago, John Migambi, 28, was working in the marketing department of one of the Rwandan distilleries. His job was basically to convince customers to consume the company’s products. But he would be fired in 2015 because of poor returns mainly due to the negative perception...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 7:59am

Rwanda to distribute first locally made mosquito nets

The Ministry of Health has announced that it will this year start to distribute the first mosquito nets that are made in Rwanda. Located at Kigali’s Special Economic Zone, Garment Vision Ltd, a local company, launched its operations in March last year and started with installation of...

Saturday, January 11, 2020 - 12:18am

In 2019, Made-in-Rwanda diversified from art-crafts and food industry

Since 2015, the term “Made in Rwanda” has become familiar in Rwandans’ ears. But ever since it was launched, the phrase has been linked mostly with textile, art-crafts and food products. In 2019, “Made in Rwanda” became more than art-crafts and food industry, hence...

Wednesday, January 1, 2020 - 1:21am

How Rwandan brands will benefit from the PSG deal

Rwandan brands are upbeat on the opportunities that will stem from the newly signed partnership agreement between the government and French football club, Paris Saint-Germain (PSG). This is Rwanda’s second football club sponsorship deal following a three-year deal signed with Arsenal FC in...

Thursday, December 5, 2019 - 8:56am

Local entrepreneurs tipped on quality, competitiveness

The chief executive of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has challenged local entrepreneurs to improve the competitiveness of their products, arguing that for a product to be made in Rwanda is not enough for people to buy it. She was speaking in Kigali on Tuesday at the inaugural...

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 - 12:19am

EDITORIAL: National Business Forum should mark the beginning of sustained dialogue

The Private Sector Federation Tuesday, December 3, hosts the inaugural National Business Forum, with a focus on the Made-in-Rwanda Initiative. The forum, to be held under the theme, ‘Building Strong Partnerships for Sustainable Made-in-Rwanda’, comes after it emerged that MIR policy...

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 11:49am

What should be done to elevate the “Made in Rwanda” sector

This week, hundreds of Rwandans will flock the annual ‘Made in Rwanda’ trade fair to shop their favorite locally-made products and services. It has become a tradition every year for Rwandans to attend such fairs and for local producers to showcase their products. According to the...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 9:14am

Made-in-Rwanda products go global

At the first occasion to showcase his products in China last year, a young entrepreneur, Dieudonne Twahirwa, signed an agreement with a Chinese company called GK International Enterprises. The agreement was to reportedly supply 50,000 tonnes of dry Chili worth $100 million every year. The...

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - 8:17am

Over 250 Made-in-Rwanda products receive RSB approval

Statistics from Rwanda Standards Board show that over 250 Made-in-Rwanda products have received approval from the standards body over the past 18 months. The locally made products got standards approval under the nationwide campaign dubbed, ‘Zamukana Ubuziranenge’, which focuses on...

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 - 8:42am

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