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Rwanda: RDB to permit people own wild animal zoos

Posted on 23 August 2012 by peter

Rwanda | Rwanda RDB to permitAfter fencing the Akagera National Park, for the first time in Rwanda the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) will accept for the people who want to keep wild animals and to bring animals that were rare in Rwandan national parks.

The fact that Akagera National Park is small compared to the animals that live in it and what to feed them caused many problems in the past like animals escaping from the park and destroying people’s crops and even killing people,  Télésphore Ngoga who is in charge of National Parks in RDB.

Ngoga went on to say that this problem is being fixed by fencing this national park and they will remain with only the animals that they can take care of and which will not destroy people’s crops or kill them.

Ngoga said that after fencing this national park, local people might get the authority to own some of the wild animals that used to be in this park. “If a person can pay to watch impala in the park, why can’t a person have a zoo of his/her own and see them instead of finding them in the park? Like in other countries where a person can have their parks with animals like antelopes, buffaloes, crocodiles and they are used to make a living.

Apart from giving local people authority to own animals, many other animal species will be brought to Rwanda like lions, rhinoceros and others. For this to be possible, people have to first accept and show willingness to rear wild animals and the government to make laws that will guide the process.

 

 

 

 

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Rwanda: Nearly ended Fencing Akagera National Park to cost Billions of Rwandan francs

Posted on 23 August 2012 by peter

The management of Rwanda Development Board (RDB) said that in the 3 months the act of fencing the Akagera National Park will be finished and will cost more than Rwf2 Billion.

Rwanda | Three Buffalos resting in muddy area as taken picture unaware, Photo Internet

Three Buffalos resting in muddy area as taken picture unaware, Photo Internet

An agreement to Fence the Akagera park was set upon as a solution to the problems of animals especially buffalos, elephants, hippopotamus that would escape from the park  and destroy people’s farms and crops in  Nyagatare, Gatsibo and Karangazi districts neighbouring the park.

Télésphore Ngoga, RDB’s in charge of conserving national parks said that the problem of animals destroying people’s farms had taken a very big step and sometimes they would even kill people.

Fencing this park will be done about 110 Kilometres and this will be done in 3 months only and in a way of protecting people’s lives and properties, animals that had escaped the park were taken back using the sound of helicopters that scared them away towards their habitat.

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Nyabihu: Bagomba gutanga amande kuko inka zabo zafashwe ziragiwe ku gasozi mu nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro

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Rwanda | Nyabihu: Bagomba gutanga amande kuko inka zabo zafashwe ziragiwe ku gasozi mu nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro

Posted on 22 August 2012 by peter

Nyabihu: Bagomba gutanga amande kuko inka zabo zafashwe ziragiwe ku gasozi mu nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro

Inka za bamwe mu baturage bo mu murenge wa Karago na Mukamira ,zafashwe zangiza ibidukikije,ziragiwe ku nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro none bagomba gutanga amande

Inka 16 zituruka mu mirenge ya Karago na Mukamira nizo zafashwe ziragiwe ku nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro wiroha muri icyo kiyaga kuri uyu wa 20/08/2012. Izi nka zikaba zarafashwe nyuma y’aho ubuyobozi bwari bumaze igihe bugira inama abaturage boroye ku bijyanye no kororera amatungo mu biraro ndetse no kwirinda kuyaragira mu gasozi mu rwego rwo kurengera ibidukikije. Ibi kandi bikongerwaho ko inka zigomba kororerwa mu biraro n’ahandi habugenewe zitajererejwe ku gasozi.

Nk’uko umunyamabanga nshingwabikorwa w’umurenge wa Mukamira Kanamugire Noël yabidutangarije,kuwa gatatu taliki ya 15/08/2012,ubuyobozi bwari bwakoranye inama n’abaturage babihanangiriza kutaragira amatungo yabo hanze,ndetse by’umwihariko banabakangurira kubungabunga ikiyaga cya Karago n’ inkengero z’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro wisuka muri icyo kiyaga.

Abaturage banibukijwe kandi uburyo harimo gukorwa ibishoboka byose,bigatwara amafaranga menshi ngo ikiyaga cya karago gisubirane isura cyahoranye nyuma yo kwangizwa n’isuri; ndetse banagirwa inama yo kwirinda icyacyangiza cyose dore ko ngo hari abaragiraga inka hafi y’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro wisuka muri icyo kiyaga. Kanamugire yongeraho ko hari hashize ibyumweru 3,hashyizweho amatangazo aburira kwirinda kuragira amatungo yabo ku gasozi no kubungabunga ibidukikije by’umwihariko ikigaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro.

Gusa nyuma y’ibyo byose,izi nama bagiriwe hari abatarazubahirije,ari nayo mpamvu kuri uyu wa 20/08/2012 inka zigera kuri 16 zafashwe ziragiwe aho ku nkengero z’ikiyaga cya Karago n’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro. Nyuma yo gufatwa ku bufatanye n’inzego z’umutekano,zikaba zarazanywe ku karere ka Nyabihu,aho ba nyirazo nyuma yo kurenga ku mabwiriza yashyizweho bagomba gutanga amande mbere y’uko bongera kujyana inka zabo.

Inama njyanama y’akarere ka Nyabihu ikaba yaremeje ko hazajya hatangwa amande angana n’amafaranga ibihumbi 50 ku nka imwe,igihe ifashwe yangiza ibidukikije ,nk’imigezi,amashyamba,ibiyaga.  Akaba ari nayo ufite inka yafashwe yangiza ikiyaga cya Karago n’inkengero z’umugezi wa Nyamukongoro agomba gutanga.

Ibyo kandi abaturage,ba nyir’inka zafashwe bakaba babisubiriwemo n’umuyobozi w’akarere ka Nyabihu Twahirwa Abdoulatif,ubwo bari ku karere mu gitondo cyo kuri uyu wa 21/08/2012,baje kureba inka zabo. Twahirwa akaba yongeye kugaruka ku bikorwa birimo gukorwa hirya no hino mu karere ka Nyabihu mu rwego rwo kurwanya isuri no kurengera ibidukikije kandi bitwara amafaranga menshi. Akaba yabahaye ingero nyinshi ku birimo gukorwa muri Gishwati,kuri Karago n’ahandi. Yongeye kubasaba kurushaho kwita ku bidukikije no kurwanya isuri kuko ingaruka zabyo baziyiziye. Basabwe kandi kugira umuco wo kororera mu biraro nk’uko bahora babisabwa aho kugira ngo inka zabo zijye zifatwa bacibwe amande.

   

 

 

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Amafaranga abarirwa muri miliyari ebyiri ngo ni yo azakoreshwa mu kuzitira Pariki y’Akagera

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Rwanda : Amafaranga abarirwa muri miliyari ebyiri ngo ni yo azakoreshwa mu kuzitira Pariki y’Akagera

Posted on 22 August 2012 by peter

Amafaranga abarirwa muri miliyari ebyiri ngo ni yo azakoreshwa mu kuzitira Pariki y’Akagera

Ubuyobozi bw’Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe iterambere RDB buratangaza ko mu mezi atatu ari imbere igikorwa cyo kuzitira Pariki y’Akagera kizaba kirangiye kikazatwara abarirwa muri miliyari ebyiri z’amafaranga y’u Rwanda.

Icyemezo cyo kuzitira iyi pariki kikaba cyaraje mu rwego rwo gushakira umuti ikibazo cy’inyamaswa cyari kimaze igihe cyarajujubije abaturage. Inyamaswa ziganjemo imbogo, inzovu ndetse n’imvubu zikaba mu bihe by’ibagara n’isarura zatorokaga Pariki y’Akagera zikajya konera abaturage bo mu turere twa Nyagatare, Gatsibo na Karangazi baturiye iyo pariki.

Umukozi w’Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe Iterabere (RDB) ushinzwe kubungabunga amapariki, Ngoga Télésphore, na we yemeza ko ikibazo cy’inyamaswa zonera abaturage cyari kimaze gufata indi ntera. Agira ati “Hari ubwo byarengaga ku kona imyaka zikagira abaturage zambura ubuzima.”

Biteganyijwe ko muri gahunda yo kuzitira Pariki izakorwa ahareshya n’ibirometero 110 ngo bikabna bigomba kuba byarangiye mu mezi atatu ari imbere. Mu rwego rwo kugira ngo barengere ubuzima bw’abaturage ndetse n’imyaka yabo zimwe mu nyamaswa zari zasohotse hanze nk’imbogo, ubuyobozi bwa pariki ngo bukaba bwarazihindiye muri pariki rwagati bukoresheje indege.

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Iryo rimbi rigaragaramo imva y’umwami Kigeli IV Rwabugiri

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Rwanda | Gicumbi : Ahari irimbi ry’abami n’abagabekazi hagiye kugirwa ahantu nyaburanga

Posted on 22 August 2012 by peter

Iryo rimbi rigaragaramo imva y’umwami Kigeli IV Rwabugiri

Iryo rimbi rigaragaramo imva y’umwami Kigeli IV Rwabugiri

Irimbi ryashyingurwagamo abami b’u Rwanda n’Abagabekazi babo riherereye mu Mudugudu wa Nyakavunga, Akagari ka Kigabiro, mu Murenge wa Rutare, mu Karere ka Gicumbi ho mu Ntara y’Amajyaruguru hagiye kugirwa ahantu nyaburanga nk’uko byashyizwe mu mihigo y’akarere ka Gicumbi ya 2012-2013.

Nk’uko bitangazwa n’ushinzwe ibikorwa remezo mu karere ka Gicumbi Nzabandora Musa kuri uyu wa 20/8/2012 yatangaje ko mu mihigo ya 2012- 2013, bahize ko ahari irimbi ry’abami n’abagabekazi hagiye kugirwa ahantu nyaburanga.

Avuga ko ayo mateka azakurura ba mukerarugendo bityo akarere ka Gicumbi kakabasha kwinjiza amafaranga avuye muri ubwo bukerarugendo, ndetse n’abahaturiye bazabasha kwagura ibikorwa byabo by’ubucuruzi kuko abazajya bajya gusura iryo rimbi bazajya bakenera  ibyo kurya ndetse na bimwe mubicuruzwa igihe bagiye kureba izo mva.

Avuga ko impamvu nanone bagiye kuhagira ubwiza nyaburanga ari uko usanga ayo mateka yazibagirana kandi ari ibintu by’ingirakamaro ndetse n’abana bato bakamenya ibyaranze u Rwanda rwo hambere.

Nzabandora asanga ari ingirakamaro kuko iyo ugeze aho hantu hari iryo rimbi usanga haragiye hasibangana uretse imva ya Kigeli IV Rwabugili gusa Ati: “Abami b’u Rwanda bagiraga irimbi ryihariye bashyingurwagamo umwami wese watangaga bamuzanaga muri iryo rimbi, ariko ntiryahawe agaciro cyane kuko ryamaze gusiba ukaba utamenya amateka yaho uretse iyo mva y’umwami Kigeli IV Rwabugili gusa ihagaragara”.

Avuga ko iyo haza gufatwa neza bari kuhagira ahantu nyaburanga, abantu bakajya bahasura na ba mukerarugendo bakahamenya, bitandukanye n’uko abantu b’iki gihe batemera ko uwo murenge ubitse ayo mateka.
Mu 1972, nibwo hatanzwe itegeko ry’uko imva z’abami zigomba kwitabwaho, icyo gihe nibwo bashakashatse aho Rwabugili wari umaze imyaka 77 atanze ari, imva ye barayubakira naho izindi harimo n’iya Kanjogera wari umugabekazi barazihorera.
Ubu hakaba hateganywa kubakira imva z’abami bose bashyinguwe muri iryo rimbi ndetse bakajyenda bibukiranya  abandi bagiye bahashyingurwa batibuka.
Kugeza ubu abami bahashyinguwe ni aba bakurikira, hamwe n’abagabekazi babo :

*Ruganzu I Bwimba, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1312-1345

*Cyilima I Rugwe, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1345-1378

* Kigeli I Mukobanya, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1378-1411

* Mibambwe I Sekarongoro I Mutabazi I, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1411-1444

* Yuhi II Gahima II, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1444-1477

*Ndahiro II Cyamatare, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1477-1510

*Ruganzu II Ndoli, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1510-1543

*Mutara I Nsoro II Semugeshi, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1543-1576

* Kigeli II Nyamuheshera,wategetse ahasaga mu w’1576-1609

*Mibambwe II Sekarongoro II Gisanura, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1609-1642

*Yuhi III Mazimpaka, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1642-1675

*Cyilima II Rujugira, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1675-1708

* Kigeli III Ndabarasa, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1708-1741

* Mibambwe III Mutabazi II Sentabyo, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1741-1746

* Yuhi IV Gahindiro, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1746-1830

* Mutara II Rwogera, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1830-1853

*Kigeli IV Rwabugili, wategetse ahasaga mu w’1853-1895

Abandi bami batahashyinguwe ni ababanziriza aba twavuze haruguru barimo :

*Gihanga I Ngomijana wategetse ahasaga mu w’1091-1124

* Kanyarwanda Gahima wategetse ahasaga mu w’1124-1157

*Yuhi I Musindi wategetse ahasaga mu w’1157-1180

*Ndahiro I Ruyange wategetse ahasaga mu w’1180-1213

*Ndoba wategetse ahasaga mu w’1213-1246

*Samembe wategetse ahasaga mu w’1246-1279

* Nsoro I Samukondo wategetse ahasaga mu w’1279-1312
Aba bose bakazagerageza kugaragaza imva zabo uko bagiye ku ngoma n’imyaka bamazeho ndetse n’igihe batangiye.

  

 

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RDB ngo yaba igiye kwemerera abaturage korara inyamaswa zo mu gasozi

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Rwanda : RDB ngo yaba igiye kwemerera abaturage korara inyamaswa zo mu gasozi

Posted on 22 August 2012 by peter

RDB ngo yaba igiye kwemerera abaturage korara inyamaswa zo mu gasozi

nyuma yo kuzitira yo kuzitira Pariki y’Akagera , ku nshuro ya mbere mu Rwanda ngo Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe iterambere RDB , gishobora kwemerera abaturage babishaka korora inyamaswa zo mu gasozi ndetse ngo kikanazana inyamaswa zitari zisanzwe ziboneka mu mapariki y’u Rwanda.

Kuba Pariki y’Akagera ari nto ugeraranyije n’umubare w’inyamaswa ziyibamo ndetse n’ibyo kuzitunga bikaba ari bike ngo byagiye bitera ibibazo mu bihe bishize aho zatorokaga zikajya kwangiza imyaka y’abaturage rimwe na rimwe ngo zikaba zanagira abo zihitana. Ngoga Télélesphore, Umukozi wa RDB ushinzwe amapariki, agira ati “Pariki y’Akagera isigaye ari nto kandi ntibonekamo ibyo inyamaswa zikenera ugereranyije no mu minsi yashize.”

Uyu mukozi wa RDB akomeza avuga ko ari yo mpamvu kuri ubu barimo kuzitira pariki bityo ngo bikaba bizatuma muri iyo pariki hasigaramo inyamaswa bashoboye gutunga kandi ntizongere kwangiriza abaturage.

Ngoga avuga ko mu gihe pariki izaba imaze kuzitirwa Atari ko inyamaswa zose zizayigumamo dore ko n’ubu Atari ko zose zari zikiyirimo. Ngo hari izabaga hanze ya pariki kandi itegeko ritemerera abaturage korora no gukura amafaranga ku nyamaswa zo mu gasozi.

Nyuma yo kuzitira Pariki y’Akagera abaturage na bo ngo bakaba bashobora kuzahabwa uburenganzira bwo korora zimwe mu nyamaswa zagaragaraga muri iyo pariki. Ngoga agira ati “Niba umuntu ashobora kuza kureba impala akabitangira amafaranga kuki umuturage atabigira muri pariki ye bitarinze gusangwa muri pariki y’igihugu. Ahandi umuntu usanga afite pariki irimo amasha, imbogo, ingona kandi biri mu bibaha amafaranga menshi.”

Uretse kuba abaturage bazahabwa uburenganzira bwo korora inyamaswa zo mu gasozi ku busanzwe zagengwaga na Leta gusa, ariko ngo hari n’amoko mashya y’inyamaswa zitari zisanzwe muri pariki z’u Rwanda azazanywa. Muri zo bakaba bavuga intare, inkura ndetse n’inyimba.

Kugira ngo abaturage bemerwe korora inyamaswa zo mu gasozi kandi bazikureho amafaranga aturutse mu kuzisura ariko, Ikigo cy’igihugu cy’iterambere RDB kivuga ko abaturage bagomba kubanza kubyemera ndetse na Leta igashyiraho amategeko agena ubwo bworozi bushya mu baturage. Aha ngo hakaba haba hanakenewe gutegenya uwakwirengera ingaruka inyamaswa ziramutse zoneye abaturage cyangwa zikagira abo zihutaza.

   

 

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Rwanda ranks among African countries with potential ground for tourism growth

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Rwanda : Rwanda ranks among African countries with potential ground for tourism growth

Posted on 17 August 2012 by peter

Rwanda ranks among African countries with potential ground for tourism growth

A Research firm-Euromonitor International has identified some African countries that are likely to see strong growth in tourism, and could possibly be lucrative destinations for investors in the tourism industry.

These countries are Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. According to Euromonitor, Rwanda is emerging as a well-known destination on the world tourism map recording a 3% increase of inbound tourists in 2011 to reach 723,000.

In 2011, the majority of tourist arrivals came from other African countries. Arrivals from the African continent were led by the Democratic Republic of Congo(16.5%), followed by Uganda (13.5%) and Tanzania (7.4%). Rwanda’s core overseas markets include the US (3.6%), Belgium (2%) and the UK (1.5%).

According to Euromonitor, Rwanda is also ready to implement the East African Community single tourist visa, which will allow tourists to travel freely across the region.

Tourism is the largest foreign exchange earner with $251 million earned in 2011. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has revealed that for the first semester of 2012, Tourism revenues have increased by 11% compared to the same period last year in 2011. The tourism sector is estimated to have generated US $128.3m compared to US$115.6m generated in the same period last year.

One of the country’s most popular attractions is its mountain gorillas – which has attracted many tourists in the country and RDB has promoted the activity through the annual Gorilla Naming Ceremony (commonly known as Kwita Izina).

Rwanda is, however, trying to diversify its tourism offering, for example through the 150 metre high canopy walkway, the Congo Nile Trail and bird watching routes.


 

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Ikibazo cy’ urwibutso rwa genocide

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Rwanda | Ngoma: Ikibazo cy’ urwibutso rwa genocide rwa Kibungo gikomeje gutera impungenge

Posted on 10 August 2012 by peter

Ikibazo cy’ urwibutso rwa genocide

Abacitse ku icumu rya genocide yakorewe abatusi mu 1994 bo mu murenge wa Kibungo ndetse n’ abandi bahatuye baratangaza ko batewe impungenge nuburyo uru rwibutso rwa genocide rumeze.

 

Bamwe mu bo twavuganye barimo n’umuhuzabikorwa wa komisiyo yo kurwanya genocide mu karere ka Ngoma ,Gasengayire Jeanne Claudine yatangaje ko uru rwibutso ruteye impungenge kuko ubu rushaje cyane kuburyo na beto zitwikiriye imva z’abahashyinguwe zimwe zangiritse kuburyo mu gihe cy’imvura amazi azajya ajya mu mva imbere.

Yagize ati” Njyewe n’ejo navuyeyo ariko rwose hakeneye ubutabazi bwihuse kuko niba ntagikozwe umunsi imvura yaguye izajya igera imbere ahashyinguwe imibili.”

 

Gasengayire akomeza avuga ko kugeza ubu hakozwe ubuvugizi maze ubuyobozi bw’ umurenge wa Kibungo buherereyemo uru rwibutso bumubwira ko hagiye gukorwa ibishoka kugirango habe hagira igikorwa kuri ruriya rwibutso.

 

Kuba  uru rwibutso kandi ruteye impungenge  byemerwa n’ umuyobozi w’ akarere ka Ngoma wungirije ushinzwe imibereho myiza y’ abaturage  Kirenga Providence.

Kubwe ngo umuti urambye watangiye kugenda ufatwa kuko kugeza ubu ikimaze gukorwa ari inyigo y’uru rwibutso ngo rwubakwe kuburyo bujyanye n’ igihe aho ngo ruzatwara miliyoni 99.

 

Bitewe nuko aya mafaranga ari menshi cyane akarere katahita kayabona ngo bahite bubaka uru rwibutso Kirenga avuga ko ikigiye gukorwa ari ukureba  uburyo  hasanwa aho hangiritse .

 

Yagize ati” Aya mafaranga yo kubaka urwibutso rujyanye n’igihe ntago twahita tuyabona ariko hari intambwe twateye yo gukora inyigo. Ikigiye gukorwa ni ugukangurira abatuye Ngoma  kwitangira icyo gikorwa maze rukubakwa hiyongereyeho n’ inkunga y’ akarere.”

 

Mukarere ka Ngoma harabarurwa inzibutso za genocide zigera hafi kuri 40 ziri hirya no hino mu mienge no mutugali. Mu rwego rwo kurushaho kuzitaho neza ubu akarere ka Ngoma  kamaze gushyira ahagaragara inzibutso  esheshatu   zigiye kujya zitabwaho nk’inzibutso z’akarere.

 

Akarere ka Ngoma mu ngengo y’imari y’uyu mwaka  ibikorwa bigenewe  ibijyanye no kwibuka genocide byagenewe miliyoni 5 z’amafaranga y’ u Rwanda. Ntawabura kwibaza niba aya mafaranga ariyo azanakoreshwa n’akarere ka ngoma  mu kuvugurura ndetse no kurushaho kubaka inzibutso eshashatu kiyemeje gukora.

 

Gusa ariko kuri iki kibazo Kirenga Providence avuga ko ibikorwa byo kubaka inzibutso eshashatu zirimo nurwa kibungo ubu rurusha izindi kuba rutameze neza,ngo bitavuze  ko bizarangirana n’ uyu mwaka wa 2012,  ahubwo bizakomeza uko ubushobozi buzagenda buboneka gusa ngo ntibyagombye kurenza nibura imyaka ine byose bitarangiye.

 

Uru rwibutso rwa Kibungo ruzitije uruzitiro rw’ibiti, uretse kuba runashaje rwanakomeje kuvugwaho ko rukorerwa isuku mugihe cyo kwibuka gusa, ubwo abacuruzi baherutse kwibuka bagenzi babo b’abacuruzi bazize genocide mu 1994 umuyobozi w’ akarere ka Ngoma Nambaje Aphrodise yasabye abacuruzi kujya bita kunzibutso atari mugihe cyo kwibuka gusa ahubwo igihe cyose.

 

Urwibutso rwa kibungo rushyinguwemo imibili igera kubihumbi 15,711.

Inzibutso eshashatu zemejwe ko zizajya zitabwaho n’ akarere ka Ngoma ni urwibutso rwa Kibungo,Rukira,Mutendeli,Remera,Rukumberi Zaza.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Rwanda : Visiting gorillas in Rwanda is safe as tourism booms

Posted on 05 August 2012 by peter

The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has revealed that for the first semester of 2012, Tourism revenues have increased by 11% compared to the same period last year in 2011. The tourism sector is estimated to have generated US $128.3m compared to US$115.6m generated in the same period last year.

In addition, RDB wishes to inform and reassure tourists and the business community that it is safe to travel to the Volcanoes National Park in Northern Rwanda despite the on-going conflict in the neighbouring country of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Rica Rwigamba, Head of Tourism and Conservation at RDB said that Rwanda’s tourism progress is attributed to peace and security: “Visitor safety is guaranteed as usual. We would like to reassure visitors to Rwanda that it is business as usual here and that it is extremely safe and secure to travel to and within the country. In addition to the all-in-one experience in Rwanda from diverse wildlife in the national parks, to the magnificent scenery, amazing climate and the rare mountain gorillas; peace and security continues to be a magnetic pool for visitors in Rwanda.”

Rwanda also hosted an estimate of 493,744 visitors in the first semester 2012 corresponding to an increase of 22% compared to 2011 in the same period and recorded a remarkable 16% increase in leisure visitors as well as an 8% increase in business visitors.

In terms of investment promotion, in the first semester only (January to June), the Tourism sector has so far registered projects worth US$ 184.1m. These projects are expected to create 1,328 jobs.

Rica Rwigamba, Head of Tourism and Conservation at RDB said that “There was a noticeable increase in revenues, visits and value of registered tourism investments as well as projected jobs created in the first semester. We believe that if we continue to achieve as reflected by the results in the first semester, we will indeed surpass our targets and more importantly, this will drive growth and generate wealth for Rwandans.”

Rwanda’s  tourism and conservation efforts  are also reflected in the commitment to the contribution towards the communities’ welfare under the revenue sharing framework, RDB recently increased the price of gorilla permits to 750$ which will consequently also increase the contribution to the communities as well as the activities in conservation. Indeed, Rwanda places conservation and community development at the core of the sustainable tourism agenda.

In addition to the current room capacity of more than 6500 today, the government is encouraging more investment in accommodation facilities, hotels and restaurants in order to match the ever increasing visitors’ number.

Tourism is the largest foreign exchange earner with $251 million earned in 2011.

 

 

 

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Rwanda | Kayonza: Bitarenze Tariki 3/7/2012 inyamaswa zose za Parike y’Akagera zizinjizwa muri Parike

Posted on 03 August 2012 by peter

 

Inyamaswa za Parike y’Akagera ziri hanze ya Parike zose zigomba kuzaba zinjijwe muri iyo Parike imbere bitarenze tariki 03/08/2012 nk’uko bivugwa n’abanyamabanga nshingwabikorwa b’imirenge y’akarere ka Kayonza ihana imbibe n’iyo Parike.

Inyamaswa za Parike y’Akagera zari zisanzwe zisohoka muri Parike zikajya mu baturage, zikabonera, ndetse rimwe na rimwe zikabahutaza, bamwe bakaba baranahaburiye ubuzima. Kuva mu ntangiriro z’ukwezi gushize kwa karindwi iki kibazo cyari cyafashe indi ntera ubwo imirimo yo kuzitira iyo parike yatangiraga.

Inyamaswa zagiye zisohoka muri Parike zagaruka zikabura aho zinjirira kuberako aho zasohokeye habaga hamaze kuzitirwa, bituma zinjira mu baturage ari nyinshi, cyane cyane mu mirenge ya Murundi na Mwili.

Hari imbogo zimaze iminsi ziba mu gishanga cya Kageyo mu murenge wa Mwili na zo zari zasohotse muri ubwo buryo zasubirayo zikabura aho zinjirira, na zo zikaba zizinjizwa muri Parike tariki 03/08/2012 kuko Parike ngo yamaze kuzitirwa bagasiga irembo rimwe rya Parike.

Cyakora ikiyaga cya Rwakigeri cyo nticyazitiwe kandi na cyo kibamo imvubu zikunda kujya mu baturage, kikaba ari na kimwe mu bice bya Parike. Ubuyobozi bw’iyo Parike bwatangaje ko hafashwe ingamba zo gucukura umuferege ku nkengero z’icyo kiyaga uzaba ureshya n’ibirometero 14, ukazajya ubera imbogamizi imvubu ziva muri icyo kiyaga zishaka kujya mu baturage.

Abatuye mu mirenge ihana imbibe na parike y’Akagera, bavuga ko urwo ruzitiro rushobora kuzaba igisubizo kuri bo, kuko ngo bari basanzwe bahinga bazi neza ko nibura kimwe cya kabiri cy’umusaruro beza uba ari uw’inyamaswa za Parike y’Akagera.

 

 

 


 

 

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