Industry in Rwanda

  • East Africa moves to curb used car imports, boost local assembly plants

    DJIBOUTI CITY, 2016/06/13 East African states are tightening controls on used car imports in a drive to cut pollution and boost the local manufacturing industry. Kenya recently announced that it would scale up its used car emissions laws, joining Uganda which has by presently introduced related taxes. Cabinet Secretary in Kenya’s Ministry of Transport James Macharia said that the policy would any minute at this time be in place and that motorists found to be in breach of the law risk having their cars deregistered. “By the end of the year, we will require vehicles countrywide to undergo a mandatory inspection to determine their level of toxic emissions,” said Mr Macharia.
  • Huye Lays Ground Work for Industrial Park Development in Rwanda

    RWANDA, 2014/08/21 WHEN BONIFACE NZITABAKUZE was asked to leave his house in Sovu Cell and look for another place to relocate his family, he first thought his rights were being violated. That was about two years ago as authorities in Huye District, Southern Province, moved to clear a zone earmarked for industrial development. A year earlier, government had adopted plans to set up four provincial industrial parks in Bugesera, Huye, Nyabihu and Rusizi districts in a move that was aimed at spurring local development and boosting the manufacturing sector.
  • Industrial sector growth to narrow trade deficit

    RWANDA, 2012/12/20 The government is buoyant that despite its fragility, the industrial sector has the capacity to narrow the country’s huge trade deficit to help the country achieve a middle income status by the year 2020. Minister of Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, believes that the sector’s contribution to Increase Domestic Product-GDP which has been growing in recent years indicates that with additional reforms, the sector would bring in additional foreign exchange receipts needed to narrow the import-export deficit.