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Rwanda secures funds to restore Kigali’s degraded wetlands

Funding from Global Environment Facility (GEF) through World Bank will help restore degraded wetlands in the City of Kigali, the country’s environmental watchdog has said. According to Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA), the unspecified funding will help restore Gikondo...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 2:24pm

Disposable plastics: Errant businesses face hefty fines

The government says it will start penalising wholesalers, retailers and consumers that still use single-use plastics with heavy fines following the expiration of a three-month period grace period. The move, which was announced by the Ministry of Environment and Rwanda Environment Management...

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 12:16am

More factories to relocate from Kigali city wetlands

An inventory conducted by Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA) last year showed that there are more factories in wetlands beyond those in the former industrial park in Gikondo and must relocate. This was confirmed by Remy Duhuze, REMA’s Director of Environmental Regulations and...

Saturday, January 25, 2020 - 12:25am

Religious groups urged to join climate change battle

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has called upon faith-based organisations to incorporate mainstream environment protection and fight against climate change into their planning. The call was made on Tuesday during consultative meetings on environment and climate change issues with...

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 - 12:14am

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

Leather factory suspended for polluting Akagera River

Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) this week suspended Kigali Leather Factory, located in Bugesera District, over polluting Akagera River. The plant lacks waste water treatment facility, among other amenities, Saturday Times has learnt. Since its inception in 2014, residents have been...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 4:30am