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  • Africa: Experts Explore Infrastructure and Cooperation to Improve Lives

    BOTSWANA, 2017/11/01 Addis Ababa — African economies require structural transformation to attain sustained increase that trickles down to all its peoples, an official from the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) told experts gathered at the organization’s Ethiopian headquarters. Soteri Gatera, who heads the ECA’s Industrialization and Infrastructure Section, says only such “inclusive” economic increase will help resolve the “persistent social economic problems” Africa faces.
  • Financing the Nyagatare-Rukomo Road Project , Kuwait Fund For Arab Economic Development

    KUWAIT, 2015/12/15 A Loan Agreement was signed today in Kigali between the Republic of Rwanda and Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development whereby the Fund will extend a loan of Kuwaiti Dinars Four Million and Five Hundred Thousand Kuwaiti Dinars (K.D. 4,500,000/-), approximately 15.3 million US Dollars, to help finance the Nyagatare-Rukomo Road Project. The Loan Agreement was signed on behalf of the Republic of Rwanda by H.E. Mr. Claver Gatete - Minister of Finance and Economic Planning and on behalf of the Fund by Mr. Hesham Al-Waqayan, Deputy Director-General of the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development in attendance of Mr. Abdul-Rahman Al-Hashim, Regional Manager for Central, East and South African nations. The aim of the Project is to enhance the economic and social development of the Northern and Eastern Provinces of Rwanda, and at the same time to participate in linking Rwanda with the Republic of Uganda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
  • Rwanda: Kagame Urges Gisozi Cooperatives to Accelerate Work

    RWANDA, 2015/08/14 President Paul Kagame on Wednesday visited Gisozi cooperatives and urged their members to work together and increase their efforts. "Working together promotes development additional than people working alone," he said. Gisozi in Gasabo district is a commercial center with a large furniture market where four large cooperatives, grouping about 1000 members combined, are operational. The majority were relocated from Gakinjiro, near Muhima prison, while others were hawkers. Part the cooperatives is Duhahirane which consists of 321 former street vendors members who were able to construct a Frw 2 billion commercial complex with 321 shops.
  • Construction is underway for the Nyabugogo drainage system that will end flooding woes in the area.

    RWANDA, 2014/03/19 Construction is underway for the Nyabugogo drainage system that will end flooding woes in the area. The drainage facility is a sub-section of lower-Nyabugogo road expansion process meant to enlarge both the road and drainage system and curb the regular flooding. Karim Zirimwabagabo, the inspector of road maintenance and infrastructures at the City of Kigali, said the facility will cost Rwf2.14 billion and is expected to be completed in May. "Construction will take two months and there next the road will be opened to users. We are trying to enlarge Nyabugogo drainage and ensure that there is no additional flooding in that area again," Zirimwabagabo said.
  • Taxi park and a public market project in Nyagatare District

    RWANDA, 2014/03/03 A multimillion taxi park and a public market project in Nyagatare District are nearing completion. Some Rwf2 billion has been sunk into the two projects, expected to give the district a breezy landmark. The market cost Rwf1.5 billion, with the park consuming the balance, authorities said on Tuesday. Eastern Province governor Odette Uwamariya, who was accompanied by various stakeholders, said the new infrastructure will not only change the face of the town, but as well address a plethora of issues. "Nyagatare has had a problem of taxi park for long. Vehicles have been parking anywhere, causing a chaotic setting. Instantly that there is an enclosed parking area, we expect a change," she said.
  • Rwandan Government Seeks to Change Law to Justify Mall Seizure

    RWANDA, 2013/10/18 The following release comes from Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of the Union Trade Center: Tribert Rujugiro Ayabatwa, founder of Rwanda's major shopping center, the Union Trade Center (UTC), on Thursday accused the Rwandan government of amending its laws to justify illegal seizure of his property. The Rwandan parliament is currently drafting legislation to give the government legal cover to take over the mall. Ayabatwa cited language in the legislation targeting property owners who "may (1) have died and there is no legal heir; (2) be living in exile due to various reasons; (3) be staying abroad due to various reasons."
  • Construction for Mageragere Prison On Track in Rwanda

    RWANDA, 2013/09/01 Egide Harelimana, the commissioner for Production at the Rwanda Correctional Services (RCS), told The Rwanda Focus that they have so far finished clearing the site where the prison will be constructed, adding that work on the foundation will commence this month. Upon completion, Mageragere prison will host prisoners from Kigali central prison, commonly known as 1930, and Gasabo prison. "Both Nyarugenge and Gasabo prisons are located in the heart of Kigali city and it's in this regard that RCS is going to construct a modern prison in Mageragere sector which will house the inmates from the two prisons; this will also enable the two areas where these prisons are located to be used for other developmental purposes," Harelimana said.