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Que cache une roche qui attire beaucoup de visiteurs à Rulindo ?

Posted on 09 February 2016 by peter

La pierre qui fait beaucoup de polémiques au sein de la population

La pierre qui fait beaucoup de polémiques au sein de la population

Beaucoup de gens en provenance de divers districts du pays ont été motivés à visiter la roche situé dans le Village de Rusayu, Cellule de Marembo, Secteur de Cyungo après avoir entendu parler que  cette dernière distribue l’argent aux visiteurs.

Selon les habitants de cette localité « certaines gens visitent cette roche comme un lieu touristique »  tandis que « d’autres visitent cette roche pour tenter leur chance d’y trouver de l’argent ». Cela parce qu’il y a un jeune garçon et une fille  qui témoignaient avoir reçu de l’argent de cette roche. Mais par après ils ont changé leur témoignage et ont commencé à dire que « ce n’était vrai ».

Certains disent que ce jeune garçon avait été confié une mission de trouver un œuf d’un hibou en échange de 50.000Frws. Ce garçon disait qu’il y a un trou dans cette roche qui donne les billets de 5000 Frws et qu’il y a un gros serpent dedans.

Modeste Nkundiye, chef du village de Rusayo affirme qu’il a entendu parler de ce garçon mais, quand il lui a demandé si c’est la vérité, le garçon a répondu non.  « Depuis que cette rumeur a circulé  plusieurs gens sont venus de près et de loin visiter cette roche à la recherche de l’argent ».

Jean Népomuscène Gafaranga, un agent de la santé communautaire dans ce village a fait savoir que cette roche attire beaucoup de gens y compris les étudiants  de l’école secondaire de G.S Nganzo.

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Mimuri: Barifuza ko Icumbi ry’umuhigo rya Rudahigwa ryakwitabwaho

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Mimuri: Barifuza ko Icumbi ry’umuhigo rya Rudahigwa ryakwitabwaho

Posted on 03 February 2016 by peter

Mimuri: Barifuza ko Icumbi ry’umuhigo rya Rudahigwa ryakwitabwaho

Imbere y’amazu hari ibiti by’imishashi bigaragaza ko kera hari ishyamba.

Kuri uyu wa 01 Gashyantare, mu kwizihiza umunsi w’intwari, abaturage ba Mimuri bifuje ko icumbi rya Rudahigwa ryatunganwa rigasurwa.

Mu mudugudu w’Urumuri akagari ka Rugari umurenge wa Mimuri akarere ka Nyagatare niho hubatse ingoro y’umwami Mutara wa 3 Rudahingwa, uri mu kiciro cy’intwari y’Imena.

Niho hizihirijwe umunsi w’intwari ku rwego rw’akarere ka Nyagatare.

Ni amazu 5 yubatswe mu byuma hasi no hejuru, akaba yarubatswe mu mwaka wa 1950.

Mimuri: Barifuza ko Icumbi ry’umuhigo rya Rudahigwa ryakwitabwaho

Ingando yaciwe n’umwami Mutara wa 3 Rudahigwa iri Mimuri, yitwa Icumbi ry’Umuhigo.

Muzehe Karasanyi Youssouf avuga ko ingoro ya Mimuri itari iy’umwami bwite ahubwo ryari icumbi ry’umuhigo.

Ngo umwami yazanaga n’abatware baje guhiga, akenshi mu gihe cy’inzara ngo inyamanswa bishe umwami akaziha abaturage.

Ariko nanone ngo igihe yabaga adahari, aya mazu yacumbikiraga abanyarwanda bajya cyangwa bava mu gihugu cya Uganda kubera impamvu zitandukanye.

Yifuza ko hatunganywa hakaba ahantu nyaburanga hakurura bamukerarugendo.

Ati “ Hakwiye kuvugururwa hakubakwa n’ihoteri, bamukerarugendo bakahasura. Hagira icyo habyarira Leta ndetse hakanateza imbere abaturage.”

Mukanyirigira Judith umuyobozi ushinzwe imirimo rusange mu karere ka Nyagatare, ari nawe uyobora akarere by’agateganyo, avuga ko gutunganya ingoro ya Rudahigwa biri mu nshingano y’inzu ndangamurage y’ingoro z’igihugu.

Ngo hari gahunda yo kuhatunganya hakaba ahantu hasurwa na bamukererarugendo kuko habitse amateka y’umwami Rudahigwa n’akarere k’umutara muri rusange mu gihe cya cyami.

Mimuri: Barifuza ko Icumbi ry’umuhigo rya Rudahigwa ryakwitabwaho

Abaturage basabwe kwigisha no kuraga abana babo ubutwari.

Ariko nanone yasabye abaturage gufatira ku butwari bwaranze Rudahigwa n’abandi nabo bakabyigisha abo babyara.

Mu mazu 5 agize ingoro y’umwami Mutara 3 Rudahigwa, hari iyo yararagamo, iy’abashyitsi, uruganiriro, iyategurirwagamo amafunguro n’iyoyakiriragamo rubanda.

Yibukwa by’umwihariko nk’uwaciye ubuhake, ikiboko, ubukoroni n’uburetwa ahubwo akimakaza demokarasi.

Gukunda abanyarwanda cyane ngo nibyo byamuteranije n’abazungu bigera aho yicirwa mu Burundi mu 1959.

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Abitabiriye amahugurwa na bamwe mu bakozi ba INMR

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Abashinzwe iby’umuco  barasabwa kwita ku hantu ndangamurage

Posted on 30 January 2016 by peter

Alphonse Umuliisa umuyobozi w’ikigo cy’ingoro z’umurage

Alphonse Umuliisa umuyobozi w’ikigo cy’ingoro z’umurage

Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda cyahwituye abakozi b’Uturere tw’Igihugu bafite umuco mu nshingano zabo basabwa kwita ku hantu ndangamurage. 

Ibi byabereye mu mahugurwa y’iminsi ibiri yatangiye ku wa 28 Mutarama 2016 arimo kubera mu karere ka Nyanza akaba yateguwe n’ Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda.

Abitabiriye amahugurwa na bamwe mu bakozi ba INMR

Abitabiriye amahugurwa na bamwe mu bakozi ba INMR

Aya mahugurwa yatangijwe n’umuyobozi mukuru w’Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda, Alphonse Umuliisa yitabiriwe n’abakozi b’uturere bafite iby’umuco mu nshingano zabo mu  gihugu.

Umuliisa Alphonse yavuze ko bateguye ayo mahugurwa kugira ngo bafashe abo bakozi b’uturere kurushaho kwita ku hantu ndangamurage bafite kandi babikore babifitiye ubumenyi bazavana muri ayo mahugurwa.

Yasobanuye ko hafi mu turere twose tw’u Rwanda bafite ahantu ndangamurage gusa ngo bamwe barahangiza ndetse ku buryo bwaganisha no gusibanganya amateka yaho kandi aho hantu hafitiye Igihugu akamaro.

Ati “ Mu Rwanda dufite ahantu ndangamurage harenga 500 hagomba kwitabwaho kugira ngo hagirire abanyarwanda n’Igihugu cyabo akamaro hinjiza amafaranga ndetse n’abantu bakahabona imirimo ijyanye no kuhitaho”.

Uyu muyobozi w’Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda yatangaje ko hagati y’iki kigo n’abo bakozi hagomba ubufatanye mu kuhabyaza umusaruro hakanamenyekanishwa mu ruhando mpuzamahanga.

Bamwe mu bitabiriye ayo mahugurwa bavuga ko hamwe na hamwe uturere twabo tuzwiho ubintu bike gusa ibindi ugasanga ntibimenyekana nyamara nabyo byakwinjiriza Igihugu amafaranga atubutse.

Uwumuremyi Emelienne umukozi w’akarere ka Musanze ufite umuco mu nshingano ze yatangaje ko usibye kuba akarere kabo kazwiho kubamo ingagi n’ibirunga hari n’ahandi hantu ndangamateka hatamenyekana.

Atanga urugero yagize ati “Hari ahantu hazwi nko mu Gihondohondo ariko hari ishyamba rya Buhanga niho abami bose b’u Rwanda barahiriraga n’ubwo baturaga I Nyanza”.

Yakomeje avuga ko aho hantu hari amateka atagomba gusibangana kandi ko hafashwe neza hagirira u Rwanda n’abanywaranda akamaro.

Mu Rwanda ubu hari ingoro umunani zisurwa cyane ariko hari n’ahandi hantu ndangamurage harenga 500 mu gihugu.

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Construction of Kigali Convention Center likely to be completed in May

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Construction of Kigali Convention Center likely to be completed in May

Posted on 29 January 2016 by peter

Construction of Kigali Convention Center likely to be completed in May

If good weather persists, the physical structure of the Kigali Convention Center and Hotel should be completed by May 1, 2016.

The announcement was made by Rwanda’s Finance Minister, Amb. Claver Gatete while appearing before parliament yesterday.

Rwanda had to contract Turkish engineering firm-Summa to complete construction of the multimillion dollar ($300million) Kigali Convention Centre, after kicking out the Chinese company that was initially contracted but delayed the project for more than four years.

“The works that have been done by the Turkish company indicate a progress in the project’s completion. They will hand over the structure mid-April and by May 1, we will be good to go” Gatete said.

The four-year delay increased the cost of the project from the initial estimate of $300 million due to additional costs incurred by government mainly in form of accumulated interest fees as the project has mainly been financed through external borrowing.

The government spent $120 million from the proceeds of its $400 million Eurobond to repay an outstanding loan secured from Citibank, NA London branch.

The Turkish firm was contracted in June, 2015, on condition that the project is completed by the end of March 2016, failing which it will attract penalties.

The new Kigali conventional center, located on Kacyiru Roundabout, along the Kigali International airport road, will house a five star hotel with 292 rooms, entertainment facilities and conference halls with a capacity of handling over 2 500 persons.

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The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker

U.S Announces Rwanda Its Africa’s Special Trade Ally

Posted on 28 January 2016 by peter

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker

The USA has announced a special arrangement through which Rwanda will become a strategic ally in the quest to reinforce trade partnership with Africa.

US President’s Council on doing business in Africa, currently in Rwanda, delivered the message to President Paul Kagame.

Executives of the Council and representatives of American business community said Rwanda will be a point of reference for US trade policy with Africa.

The understanding comes after thorough study of the trade with Africa, which helped them develop a clear vision of partnership with the continent.

The U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Penny Pritzker, who is leading the delegation in Kigali, said  after meeting Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame, she said the U.S chose Rwanda as one of two destinations because over the past 20 years, the country has been a remarkable success story.

“Much of this positive progress is the result of a concerted and focused approach to economic and commercial policymaking,” she said.

The 2015 Doing Business report, a global ranking of World Bank ranked Rwanda top 3 easiest places to do business in Africa, and 46th globally.

Rwanda has reduced its corporate income taxes from 30% to 15%, for priority sectors, including energy, financial services, transport, affordable housing and logistics in an investment code that was published in May 2015, replacing a code of 2005.

The country is giving up to 7 years of tax holidays to projects investing $50 million in energy, of which Americans are already benefiting and manufacturing, health and ICT, key sectors in country’s economy.

Pritzker said, Rwanda, like the East African Community, has a lot to offer to the US, thanks to a successful regional integration.

Rwanda and the region will also benefit from American’s partnership especially in the energy sector.

The visit provided the council an opportunity to share their perspective on what the governments of the region, in partnership with the U.S, can do to foster deeper regional economic and trade ties to overcome challenges related to power, access to capital, and infrastructure, among others.

Energy is still a challenge for Africa’s development. In the Rwandan context, the country has concluded several deals to import over 400 Megawatts from Ethiopia and Kenya, but needs more. More than $500million has been invested by American energy firms.

Meanwhile, the visiting business community also held discussion with President Kagame on some political affairs, including his decision to run for a third term in 2017. He evoked the disappointment that was expressed by US President Barack Obama’s administration.

However, the relationship between the U.S and Rwanda is ‘deep and mature’, Pritzker said. “We have seen Rwanda make progress on economic growth, reducing poverty, promoting education and improving public health.”

She also mentioned that the U.S recognises Rwanda’s contributions to peacekeeping.

Source: KT Press 

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Nyarubuye: Bashimiye intumwa za Rubanda ubuvugizi bakoreye urwibutso

Posted on 28 January 2016 by peter

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Abadepite basuye imirimo y’iyubakwa ry’urwibutso

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Abadepite basuye imirimo y’iyubakwa ry’urwibutso

Mu ruzinduko abadepite bagiriye ku rwibutso rwa Jenoside rwa Nyarubuye bashimye aho ibikorwa byo kurwubaka bigeze, bashimwa n’abaturage k’ubuvugizi barukoreye rukubakwa.

Ni kuwa 24 Mutarama 2016 aho abaturage bagejeje ku badepite uburyo bishimiye kuba urwibutso rwubakwa ku buvugizi batahwemye kugirira urwo rwibutso rwanyagirwaga.

Umukecuru Mukamunana yavuze ko intumwa za Rubanda zagaragaje ko ari intumwa koko.

Ati“ ndabyibuka mudusanga ku rwibutso tubabaye, tubona abantu bacu banyagirwa kandi bashyinguwe mu buryo butari bwiza tubagezaho ikibazo cyari cyarananiranye none urwibutso ruri kubakwa Imana ishimwe”.

Rwakayigamba Ferdinand wiciwe umuryango we wose i Nyarubuye akaba ari no mu ikipe ishinzwe gutunganya imibiri izashingurwa mu rwibutso rwubakwa avuga ko ashimira Leta uburyo yabazirikanye.

Ati“ ni ugushima Leta cyane cyane Intumwa za rubanda,ngize amahirwe ndongeye ndababonye ubushize mwadusanze hano musanga aho twashyinguye hatangiye kuriduka twatangiye gushyiraho amabati ni nanjye wabiberetse nkuraho ibati mubona ko imibiri itangiye kwangirika”.

Akomeza agira ati“ ntibyatinze bagiye muri CNLG bababwira uko ikibazo giteye badusabira ko urwiburso rwubakwa babereka imbogamizi dufite CNLG ihita iza none ruri kubakwa turi mu bisubizo twahoranaga udusuka duharura none birakemutse abanyarwanda banyuma bamfashe dushimire abadepite.

Karengera Alphonse ushinzwe kubakisha urwibutso avuga ko icyizere gihari cyo kuba igice cya mbere cy’urwibutso cyuzuye muri Mata k’uburyo bashyinguramo.

Auga ko Phase ebyiri zisigaye zikubakwa nyuma gusa imbogamizi bahuye nazo ni amabuye manini k’uburyo kuyamena byabagoye.

Avuga ko icyiciro cya mbere ari ugutunganya ahazashyingurwa imibiri, icya kabiri kikaba inzu abasura urwibutso baruhukiramo naho icya gatatu ni ugutunganya urwibutso n’ubusitani burukikije”.

Ba Depite Rusiha Gaston na Mukandera Iphigenie bishimiye uburyo basanze imirimo yo kubaka urwibutso igenda neza basaba ko ubwitange bwakomeza kuri bose kugira ngo urwibutso rwuzure inzirakarengane zishyingurwe mucyubahiro.

Urwibutso rwa Nyarubuye rugenewe kwakira imibiri ibihumbi 80, ku mibiri ibihumbi 62 imaze kuboneka,rukazimurirwamo n’imibiri ishinguye mu nzibutso nto zo mu mirenge itandukanye.

 

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Davos’ Love Affair With Rwanda

Posted on 23 January 2016 by peter

President Paul Kagame at the Davos World Economic Forum

President Paul Kagame at the Davos World Economic Forum

Pressure is mounting in Kigali. Jobs are at stake, so are businesses. Be it a street cleaner or a CEO of a contracted multi-million dollar firm, everyone is anxious.

Roads in the city center are being repaired. Old trees have been cut and replaced with young fresh gardens. Streets in the middle of the city now have more lanes; for cars, pedestrians and riders. New well streamed gardens have been planted alongside.

High-end apartment structures that have been under construction for a long period are now doing their final touches. Hotels are revamping their properties too.

The City Mayor, Fidel Ndayisaba, inspects every corner of the city time to time. Meetings after meetings. It is that serious.

Apparently President Paul Kagame has been asking when will the Marriott Hotel and other structures be ready.

Meanwhile, Kigali city’s face has changed. It starkly looks different from how it looked 90 days ago. Those not in the know can easily suspect something is going on, vividly. What is happening now has been the custom in Rwanda in last two decades: litter-free streets, traffic lights along all highways, construction ongoing everywhere – and the list goes on.

The reason is one. The World Economic Forum on Africa will be hosted by Rwanda in Kigali in May, 2016.

KT Press met with an official from Davos who was in Kigali in December 2015 to inspect and guide the Rwandan team preparing for the much awaited international event.

Rwanda is determined to impress the world, he concluded. “I am here to provide some assistance and guidance, but I can see Rwanda is serious about it, very serious.”

There is still valuable time before the event takes place, but the team began preparations ahead of time to avoid any surprises.  The Office of the Government Spokesperson said it is already contacting people and putting together communications plans.

Marriot Hotel in Kigali will be opened in mid February

Marriot Hotel in Kigali will be opened in mid February

Kagame takes the team to Davos

President Kagame’s significant entourage to Davos this week comprised of senior government officials. He had five ministers who spoke seperately on different panels.

Some ministers like that of Foreign Affairs Louise Mushikiwabo, and Finance’s Claver Gatete were on panel discussions. There was even a country segment dedicated to Rwanda’s economy where Atlas Mara Group co-founder Bob Diamond and Ashish J. Thakkar shared insights into why they decided to buy two local banks.

Rwanda’s image is at stake for sure. Everything has to go according to plan. The country must vindicate the World Economic Forum, understandably.

Over the past years, the World Economic Forum has ranked Rwanda among the top performers in areas of governance, gender and economic prosperity among others.

The high rankings

Last year Rwanda was ranked 1st globally in female representation in parliament, labour force participation, wage equality, and primary school enrollment. At 15th for more women in ministerial positions, all this has put Rwanda on the 7th position, in the Global Gender Gap Index 2015.

The Global Gender Gap Index thus rewarded Rwanda for its smaller gaps in equal access to its meager resources, regardless of the overall level of resources.

Being 62nd in the Global Competitiveness Index (GCI), Rwanda has become the most competitive country in East Africa and 3rd most competitive in sub-Saharan Africa after Mauritius, which ranks 1st, and South Africa which ranks 2nd  

For the business executives such rankings may mean nothing, but mention the level of business sophistication, a modern financial market, friendly regulations and a red carpet, and then they will pay attention.

President Paul Kagame spoke candidly during the WEF in Davos, that one of Rwanda’s weak spots is infrastructure, especially insufficient electricity, and that it is hampering progress and business.

“The best we have done is not good enough,” he said. “We are still lacking electricity to light our streets, our homes.”

But that has not deterred global leaders from admiring and speaking highly of Rwanda’s progress.

The story that sells Rwanda is immaterial. It has nothing to do with the volume of the economy or the natural resources underneath Rwanda’s earth. Far from that. Rwanda is about $9.2 billion GDP, too small that Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, is five times richer.

What sells Rwanda, instead, is something almost every globally respected research institution has found intriguing and fascinating. The World Economic Forum ranked Rwanda among the best governed countries in the world; the 7th.

President Kagame speaking at WEF in Davos

President Kagame speaking at WEF in Davos

Rwanda spews no rhetoric

What makes Rwanda score such a high mark, the WEF says, is how the government utilities the meager resources it has to achieve maximum results.

However small the economy is, the World Economic Forum, the World Bank, IMF, and others, have ranked Rwanda among the fastest growing economies in the world.

The country’s GDP per capita has grown from about $206.65 in 2000 to $769 in 2015; lifting over 1.6m citizens from extreme poverty since 2008. That alone, attracts investors’ attention.

What global CEOs like about Rwanda though, in particular, is the red carpet environment and intolerance to corruption. Global anti-graft group Transparency International annual index has had Rwanda at the top of its rankings for years.

It does not mean Rwanda is heaven, but the country is no fan to rhetoric. Officials caught up by the law are heavily punished. Even close friends to the President who find themselves on the wrong side of the law are punished, indiscriminately.

Firms that have invested in Rwanda or CEOs who have visited Rwanda have experienced this phenomenon. Some are struck by simple, but serious cases. A traffic police offer will simply arrest anyone proposing a bribe once they are caught in an offense.

Notably though, all this is taking place in a country that is as safe as one’s bedroom. Visitors to Rwanda are stunned by the level of calmness and safety on the clean streets. Apart from it being provocative, a stranger can easily walk on the street with a sack full of a million dollars unharmed. This is unheard of, by all standards.

The conventional mindset is that, such a country is too nice to exist, and if there is one, then it could be harder to be allowed entry than it is to get a USA or a Swiss VISA.

Yet Rwanda, exclusively, has exempted all Africans from VISA applications and has allowed citizens of neighbouring countries to enter without a passport.

Indeed, VISA applications were waived for all participating countries in the ongoing African Soccer Championship tournament in Rwanda.

President Kagame explained to participants in Davos how opening up doors between African nations will unlock most of Africa’s social economic challenges. “We know if we trade amongst ourselves, we would have a higher GDP growth,” he said. His view is that, these are things Africans should not “have to wait for.”

President Kagame addressing African Regional Business Council Meeting  at Davos, 22 January 2016

President Kagame addressing African Regional Business Council Meeting at Davos, 22 January 2016

Africa’s renascence from Rwanda?

For many, Kagame’s passionate vision for Rwanda, which he recently projected to the year 2050, his desire for Africa’s renaissance in general, does not only give hope, but entices even those who habour pessimism and paint a doomed picture of Africa.

Kagame’s views have to some great extent, shaped the global approach on Africa and how the west should engage the continent in a long-term relationship.

With its military foot print with over 5000 troops in the most feared conflict zones and troubled countries, Rwanda has set an echoing tone, and very well heard.

Speaking about Africa and not mention Rwanda is almost impossible. From Tech firms to  green energy corporations all speak highly of a country that is talking their language.

How the country that was almost wiped off the world map by a despicable genocide against the Tutsi just two decades ago, has managed to rebuild itself and raise to the level of gaining such global influence, is what the rest of the world wants to explore more about.

Diplomatically, the choice of allies is worth studying. Rwanda has not only managed to befriend American and British CEOs, but their governments too. In the Middle East, Israel’s friendship with Rwanda is unquestionable, but the doors in the Arab world have been opened. So is the same with China, Russia, S. Korea, Japan and India.

The UN trusts Rwanda in many fronts. The World Bank does too. In case of a crisis, it doesn’t matter where or the form of the conflict, Rwanda is always willing to send peacekeepers.

If the World Bank proposes a new shift in fighting poverty, Rwanda is always ready to try the policy. And it has always worked out positively.  At Davos, Rwanda sets a perfect example of a possibility during discussions on fighting poverty, climate change or improving health conditions.

The country does not take all this for granted. The World Economic Forum gave Rwanda the privilege to host o the WEF on Africa in May 11-13, 2016.

During the WEF,  Kagame hosted a gala called, “Rwanda Night” and took the advantage to invite participants to the event. Maybe, and maybe, some countries might pick one or two ideas from Rwanda’s rebirth during their stay in Rwanda.

Rwanda, however, is hungrier for ideas and seeking partnership than any other. At least that is how President Kagame looks at it. “Growth is not only due to hard work…but also due to partnerships.”

This partnership thing, is what is keeping everyone awake and anxious ahead of the event.

A view of Kigali city at night/ F.Nkurunziza

A view of Kigali city at night/ F.Nkurunziza

Source: KTPress

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Rwandair To Spread Wings To India

Posted on 21 January 2016 by peter

Rwandair aircraft

Rwandair aircraft

Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair has secured a deal to spread its wings to India connecting the Asian community in East Africa to Asia.

At the beginning of September 2016, RwandAir will start direct flights connecting Mumbai with Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali.

The airline says, this new connectivity is expected to reduce the flight time to 7 hours, with a stopover at Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania’s capital.

The honorary representative of Rwanda Development Board to India, Clarence Fernandes, said, “Dar-es – Salaam in Tanzania is home to Indian community and has not been connected yet.”

Fernandes added that; “As demand increases, we shall increase the seating capacity up to 274, with A330-300 with revised configuration (30 seats of Business class, 21 Premium and 223 Economy).

Currently, travelers have to take connecting flights from Nairobi, Addis Ababa then to Doha.

Upon commencement of its flights, Rwandair will run four weekly flights with its newly acquired aircraft, the A330-200, with a seating capacity of 244 seats; effectively spread over three classes-20 seats of Business class, 21 Premium and 203 Economy.

Rwandair is regarded as the fastest growing airline in Africa, flying to an increasing number of destinations across Africa and Middle East.

The airline recently passed the International Air Transport Association Operational Safety Audit, and acquired IOSA certificate.

Source: KTPress

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USA, UK Top Investors As Rwanda Registers $1.2 Billion In 2015

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Rwanda Development Board Enticed more Global Investors 2015

Posted on 18 January 2016 by peter

USA, UK Top Investors As Rwanda Registers $1.2 Billion In 2015

It is unusual for Medical Doctors to mobilise millions of dollars and invest in a multi-million dollar and bankable venture.

In 2015, however, three big brains in global health, Drs. Paul Farmer, Peter Drobac, and Agnes Binagwaho; Rwanda’s Health minister, were able to mobilise enough money for what turned out to be Rwanda’s biggest investment of the year.

Equipped with an array of academic and extensive expertise from implementation experts to educators from leading academic medical institutions, including Harvard Medical School and Tufts University’s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, the doctors established the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE).

The world-class health sciences university, owned by Partners in Health, an American health organisation, is worth $150million.

A slightly similar venture, the third largest investment in terms of cash volume, the African Leadership University, also injected in $100million to offer higher education to students in Rwanda and the rest of the continent.

The second biggest investment was $113.5 million by Meshpower, a British energy firm, that is installing solar-powered micro grids to provide electricity to off-grid rural areas.

Meanwhile, the three investors contributed 32.34% ($363.5million) of the total investment registered in 2015.

KT Press has exclusively learnt from the Rwanda Development Board that the country registered $1.124billion from 144 projects in 2015. Ten of the total projects worth $44.8 million were registered in December alone.

The investments were in the eight sectors. Agriculture ($75million), Tourism ($62million), ICT ($76million), Manufacturing ($51 .397million), Services ($440.62) Energy and Water ($243million), Mining ($51.8million), and Construction ($126million).

RDB’s target for 2015 was to register $1.344billion, but it fell short of $220.10 million, making $1.124 billion (83.63%).

However, the target ($230million) for the service sector was exceeded by $210.62, mainly because of the  large volume by the and the third top investors.

Construction, ICT and tourism made failed to hit the target respectively. The is no assessment provided to explain the cause.

However, inconsiderate of the targets, the top three sectors in terms of value registered were, services with $440.60million, energy and water with $243million and construction that attracted $126million.

On the other hand, however, the top three sectors in terms of number of investment projects registered out of the total 144 from the eight sectors, were services with 35,  followed by manufacturing with 35 and then agriculture with 24.

In spite of falling short in the target, the volume of investment for 2015 were way higher than those registered in 2014. The number of registered projects and dollars invested were way below those of 2015.

The country registered 111 projects worth US$390.6m; just 23% of investment in 2015.

Interestingly though, USA continues to be Rwanda’s leading source of investment flow.

The first ten investments in 2014 were worth US$259million (66.31% of total FDIs). Symbion Power, an American  energy firm extracting methane gas from Kivu lake, counted for 60.61% of the top ten, with $157million.

USA, UK Top Investors As Rwanda Registers $1.2 Billion In 2015

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

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Intebe y’umwami Ruganzu ishobora gusibangana kubera kuyifata nabi

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Intebe y’umwami Ruganzu ishobora gusibangana kubera kuyifata nabi

Posted on 15 January 2016 by peter

Intebe y’umwami Ruganzu ishobora gusibangana kubera kuyifata nabi

Ishobora kuzacika burundu kubera abacukura amabuye baba bashaka kuyangiza

Intebe y’umwami Ruganzu iri mu kagari ka Kanazi mu murenge wa Nyamata mu karere ka Bugesera ishobora gusibangana kubera gufatwa nabi.

Impamvu iyi ntebe ishobora kuzasibangana burundu ni ukubera abantu baza gucukura amabuye yo kubaka bashobora kuzayangiza.

Iyi ntebe iherereye ku gasozi ka Rebero kubera ukuntu itarinzwe ndetse n’igisoro byari biri kumwe cyo kikaba cyaribwe nk’uko Habinshuti Aimable, umuyobozi w’inama y’ubutegetsi w’inzu ndangamuco  ya Mayange abivuga.

Ati “ ahari ayo mateka ntabwo harinzwe, ku Irebero hari intebe y’Umwami Ruganzu II Ndoli, igisoro cyo barakibye, ni ahantu hegeranye n’aho abaturage bacukura amabuye, birashoboka ko ari bo batwaye icyo gisoro cyari gikoze mu ibuye. Intebe na yo ubona ko iri mu bibazo bashobora kuzayitwara hatabayeho uburyo bwo kuzitira cyangwa se gucunga umutekano wayo”.

Intebe y’umwami Ruganzu ishobora gusibangana kubera kuyifata nabi

Intebe y’umwami Ruganzu iri ku gasozi ka Rebero

Kenyemera Peter ni umuturage uturanye n’ahari iyo ntebe avuga ko bitoroshye gusobanura amateka y’ibuye rinini, ariko kandi uburyo riteye nk’intebe, yicarwaho n’abantu batatu.

Ati “ iyi biteye amatsiko kuko ari ibuye ntiridasanzwe, ntitwahamya ko ari intebe ya Ruganzu Ndori cyangwa se iya Nsoro Samukondo  wayoboye u Bugesera. Gusa uwayibaje n’umuhanga kuko iri kugasozi aho umwami yayicaragaho yitegeye igihugu cyose”.

Umusaza Nkurenkundi Andreya ufite imyaka 94 akaba yaravukiye ku musozi wa Rebero, agira ati “nta mwami wicaye ku musozi wa Rebero kuri iyi ntebe, ahubwo hicaragaho abatware”.

Mu rwego rwo kubungabunga ibikorwa biranga amateka ya kera nk’aya yashyizwe ho ikigo cy’itwa “Mayange Tourism Campany” ariko noneho bakaba basaba ingufu z’ubuyobozi.

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