Rwanda’s First Lady Inspires Girls into ICT Innovation

First Lady Jeannette Kagame with MsGeek 2016 finalists

First Lady Jeannette Kagame with MsGeek 2016 finalists

A Rwandan innovative business student has been crowned Ms Geek 2016 after her automated irrigation project was selected as the best among five finalists.

Rosine Mwiseneza 21, a second year student of Business Management at Kepler University had always wanted to create a solution to irrigation challenges among farmers.

She designed a system that automatically switches on and off an irrigation facility without farmers having to manually operate it.

The automated system consists of censors that first detect dryness or wetness of the ground.

For example if the ground is dry, the censors will send a signal to the system which automatically switches on the irrigation facility. Once there is enough water in the ground, the censors will trigger the irrigation to switch off.

The project won a Rwf2million prize in a tight competition involving five girls who had highly innovative projects among thousands.

“I am so happy that my project won, I have started getting contacts from different people who are approaching me and willing to work with me. I hope this project reaches far and meets many Rwandans, ” she said after winning.

Mwiseneza told KTPress that she expects to work on this project so that it benefits a large population since many Rwandans are engaged in agriculture.

All the final participants were awarded electronic gadgets including laptops and smartphones and the top three won cash prizes.

The First Lady Jeannette Kagame who was the guest of honor at the event said, “It’s truly admirable to see increasing platforms like these being put up by girls in ICT.”

“It’s a great pleasure to be here celebrating the achievements of ladies in ICT who are looking for solutions to problems facing our society in Agriculture, health, unemployment and many more”, she said.

The first runner-up was Samantha Manywa Pauline,  awarded a cash prize of Rwf1million including a Samsung tablet and a smartphone. Her project, ‘Hello Job’ is an innovation that seeks to decrease unemployment.

Lisa Ikirezi was the 2nd Runner-up winning a cash prize worth Rwf 500,000 and same gadgets.

The people’s Choice Award was taken by Ange Uwambajimana for her innovation of automated monitoring of IV-drips on patients.

In her innovation, a censor is placed at the drip and will send a message to the doctor’s phone to signal that the patient needs another drip.

Uwambajimana is a second level student at Tumba college electronics and telecommunications.

Ms Geek2016 encourages other young girls to believe in themselves and always fight to achieve their dreams.

Ms Geek competition is founded by Girls in ICT, an initiative that encourages young girls and women to pursue careers in the field of science, technology, and mathematics (STEM).

Lucy Mbabazi, the President of Girls in ICT told KTPress it has been a rough journey to have Ms Geek, however the seeds sowed are yielding positive results.

Rosine Mwiseneza crowned Ms Geek 2016, her Irrigation project was the best innovation

Rosine Mwiseneza crowned Ms Geek 2016, her Irrigation project was the best innovation

Mwiseneza presenting her automated irrigation  system

Mwiseneza presenting her automated irrigation system

Miss Rwanda also graced the event

Miss Rwanda also graced the event

The event was highly attended

The event was highly attended

More girls are increasingly embracing technology

More girls are increasingly embracing technology

Ms Geek 2016

Ms Geek 2016

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

 

Icyiciro cya mbere cy’Ubudehe ntidukwiye kukigira – Perezida Kagame

Perezida wa Repubulika Paul Kagame arasaba Abanyarwanda guharanira amajyambere rusange ku buryo nta Munyarwanda usigara mu cyiciro cya mbere cy’ubudehe.

Perezida Kagame asanga icyiciro cya mbere cy'ubudehe kidakwiriye Abanyarwanda

Perezida Kagame asanga icyiciro cya mbere cy’ubudehe kidakwiriye Abanyarwanda

 

Ibi yabivuze ku mugoroba wa tariki 28 Mata 2016 ubwo yaganiraga n’abavuga rikijyana bo mu ntara y’Uburasirazuba. Ni nyuma y’uko Minisitiri w’ubutegetsi bw’igihugu Francis Kaboneka yari amaze kugaragaza ko n’ubwo intara y’Uburasirazuba ifite amahirwe menshi yatuma itera imbere inaza ku isonga mu kugira abakene benshi.

Yagize ati “Iyi ntara ifite amahirwe menshi kandi leta ntacyo itakoze ngo ifashe abatuye iyi ntara. No mu byiciro by’ubudehe iyi ntara ni yo iyoboye icyiciro cya kabiri mu gihugu hose, ni yo ifite abakene benshi kandi ari yo ifite amahirwe”

Minisitiri Kaboneka avuga ko amahirwe intara y’Uburasirazuba ifite akoreshejwe neza ntacyayibuza kuva mu cyiciro cya kabiri cy’ubudehe ikajya nibura mu cya gatatu cyangwa icya kane.

Perezida wa Repubulika yavuze ko icyiciro cya mbere cy’ubudehe kibarizwamo abafite ubukene bukabije kidakwiye kubarizwa mu Rwanda, ariko kugira ngo bigerweho birasaba ko Abanyarwanda bashyira hamwe bagaharanira amajyambere rusange.

Ati“ Iyo tuvuga amajyambere ntituba tuvuga amajyambere y’umuntu gusa, tuba tuvuga amajyambere y’igihugu. Niba abantu 200 muri miliyoni 10 bakize, ntabwo bakiriye abo bandi. Amajyambere agera kuri bose kandi bakayagiramo uruhare bose. Amajyambere dushaka ntabwo icyiciro cyambere cy’ubudehe dukwiye kuba tugifite”

Perezida Kagame ngo asanga mu cyerekezo cy’amajyambere u Rwanda rwifuza, Umunyarwanda ufite ubushobozi buke yakabaye ari ku rwego rw’umuntu uri mu cyiciro cya gatatu.

Guverineri w’Iburasirazuba Uwamariya Odette yavuze ko bagiye kongera imbaraga mu bihinzi n’ibikorwa bizamura abaturage benshi icyarimwe, ariko by’umwihariko bagaharanira ko gahunda za leta ziteza imbere abaturage nka Girinka, VUP n’Ubudehe zigera ku baturage nk’uko bazigenewe.

Kugeza ubu abasaga 25 barimo Abanyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa n’abari bahagarariye VUP mu Burasirazuba bamaze gutabwa muri yombi bazira gukoresha nabi no kunyereza amafaranga ya VUP.

Rwandans urged to adapt to new container export measures

m_Rwandans urged to adapt to new container export measures

The Rwanda exporter’s community has been encouraged to adapt to the new container export measures that have been set up by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to reduce dangers of maritime accidents.

The call was made by Emmanuel Butera, the Rwanda Utilities and Regulatory (RURA) official this April 26 during a consultative workshop on approved changes to the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) convention which will see the use of Verified Gross Mass (VGM) instead of declaring Gross mass for containers.

The guidelines implemented by the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) will require Rwanda to meet the 1st July 2016 deadline of abiding by the new VGM regulations.

“The new developments are good for Rwanda and we should be able to meet the deadline. We have everything it takes and this will need everyone to come on board to achieve this deadline” Butera said.

Butera said Rwandan exports will be safe and in good hands thus creating a sense of good trade relations with countries where Rwandans send and import goods.

Alfred K. Jaka, the Shift Manager at KPA Conventional Cargo department says the KPA authorities have had to make enforce the new regulations to reduce on fraud activities where over weigh containers are wrongly declared thus causing maritime accidents.

“We have had some experiences of misdeclaration and this is why we are moving towards changing these practices. Every container will have to be verified in order to be exported” Jaka said.

Jaka also added that every country will have to build a recommended weigh bridge that complies with the International Maritime Authority’s (IMO) safety standards and this will ease the process of verifying the containers before entering the Mombasa port in Kenya.

Most Rwandan exporters use the Mombasa port to export agricultural produce and minerals to Asia and Europe and despite the mishaps of thefts at the port, KPA authorities guaranteed improved services in future.

Rwamagana: Ubucuruzi bwasigaye inyuma ugereranyije n’igihe bwatangiriye

Umujyi wa Rwamagana ugenda usigara inyuma mu bucuruzi kandi ari umwe mu mijyi ya mbere yatangirijwemo ubucuruzi mu Rwanda.

Agace kazwi ku izina rya 'Buswayirini' ni ko karimo inyubako z'ubucuruzi cyane

Agace kazwi ku izina rya ‘Buswayirini’ ni ko karimo inyubako z’ubucuruzi cyane

Ubucuruzi bwaho ngo bwatangijwe n’Abarabu mu mwaka wa 1934, nyuma n’Abahinde barawuyoboka ku buryo mu myaka yakurikiyeho ubucuruzi bwari buteye imbere. Abarabu ngo bagiye bubaka indi mijyi n’udusantere tw’ubucuruzi tukiriho n’ubu, nk’uko Rugwabiza Issa wavukiye i Rwamagana mu 1926 abivuga.

Umwe ati “Hano [i Rwamagana] Abarabu bahubatse mu 1934 nyuma bubatse indi mijyi y’ubucuruzi i Zaza aho bita Karembo, bubaka Kabarondo, bubaka Kirehe, bubaka na Kiramuruzi barahereye i Rwamagana”

Umujyi wa Rwamagana uri mu yambere yatangirijwemo ubucuruzi ku buryo iyo umuntu awuvuze hari abahita bawusanisha n’ubucuruzi. Gusa ubucuruzi bwa ho ntibutera imbere ugereranyije n’uko bimeze muri myinshi mu mijyi yavutse nyuma ya Rwamagana.

Muzehe Rugwabiza we ngo asanga ubuyobozi bwa mbere ya Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu 1994 bwaragize uruhare mu kudindiza ubucuruzi mu mujyi wa Rwamagana. Ati “Ubucuruzi akenshi wasangaga buri muri forode, ariko ahanini sicyo cyabusubije inyuma ubucuruzi bwananijwe n’ubuyobozi, ibyo Abarabu bari barubatse ubuyobozi bwarabishenye”

Ati “N’iyo urebye nk’i Kigali usanga abacuruzi bakomeye ku rwego rw’igihugu harimo n’abanya-Rwamagana benshi. Umuntu yumva ko abonye amafaranga ati ‘reka njye gukorera i Kigali’ ariko harageze ko abantu bumva ko ahantu atariho hatanga amafaranga ahubwo abantu aribo bashaka amafaranga”

Bamwe bahita bakajya gukorera ahandi. Abo twavuganye ntibifuje ko amazina ya bo atangazwa, ariko bo batunga agatoki inzego z’ubuyobozi bavuga ko zidashyiraho ingamba zihamye zatuma ubucuruzi mu mujyi wa Rwamagana butera imbere.

Umuyobozi w’akarere ka Rwamagana, Mbonyumuvunyi Radjab, avuga ko kudindira k’ubucuruzi mu mujyi wa Rwamagana byatewe n’uko hari abagiye babwinjiramo batabiteguye neza bagahomba. Gusa ngo hari gahunda yo kwegera abacuruzi bakagirwa inama kugira ngo bakore ubucurizi bwa bo kinyamwuga batere imbere na Rwamagana itere imbere muri rusange.

Mu mujyi wa Rwamagana mu gice cyizwi ku izina rya ‘Buswayirini’ hagaragara inyubako nyinshi z’ubucuruzi zihora zifunze, n’ubwo nyinshi muri zo zigaragara nk’izishaje bitewe n’uko zubatswe n’Abarabu. Bamwe bafunga imiryango babuze abaguzi

 

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Abacukura amabuye y’agaciro barasabwa kubinoza badategereje ibihano

Abakora umwuga w’ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro mu Karere ka Gatsibo, barasabwa kunoza akazi bakora, bakuzuza ibisabwa batabanje gutegereza gufatirwa ibihano.

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Itsinda ry’Abasenateri mu biganiro n’abarebwa na gahunda y’ubucukuzi mu Karere ka Gatsibo

Barabisabwa n’itsinda ryaturutse mu nteko ishingamategeko umutwe wa Sena muri komisiyo ishinzwe politike n’imiyoborere myiza, akaba ari muri gahunda yo guhuza ibigo bya Leta bifite inshingano zimwe mu kazi kabyo.

Dr. Sen Sindikubwabo Jean Nepomsene wari uyoboye itsinda ryagendereye Akarere ka Gatsibo, aganira n’abakora ubucukuzi mu Karere ka Gatsibo kuri uyu wa 20 Mata 2016, yababwiye ko kugira ngo umwuga wabo urusheho kugenda neza, ari uko buzuza ibyo baba basabwa, akaba yibanze cyane ku burenganzira n’umutekano by’umukozi.

Yagize ati” Ibigo bishinzwe ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro bitegekwa kugira ubwishingizi ku bakozi babyo mu rwego rwo kwirinda impanuka zitunguranye, ikindi kandi abakoresha bakirinda umuco wo guhemba abakozi mu ntoki, ahubwo bakabashishikariza gukorana n’ibigo by’imari kugira ngo akazi bakora kabagirire akamaro.”

Ku kibazo cyo guhembera abakozi mu ntoki, Butera Jean Bosco uyobora ikigo cy’ubucukuzi cya Sifinxe Investment mu murenge wa Gitoki, avuga ko abakozi batarabyumva neza, ariko ngo icyo bakora ni ugukomeza kubigisha bababwira uburyo kwakira amafaranga mu ntoki bituma basesagura.

Ati”Uburyo bwo guhembera kuri onte abakora mu birombe usanga batarabyumva kubera kumenyera umuco wo guhembwa nka ba nyakabyizi, ariko turimo turagenda tubibatoza, aho tubahemba icyumweru kimwe mu ntoki igikukurikiyeho tukababwira ko azanyura muri Sacco, baragenda babyumva.”

Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe umutungo kamere, gisaba abakora ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro gushyira mu bikorwa ibyo basabwa n’abagenzuzi b’ubucukuzi, by’umwihariko bakajya bacukura birinda icyakwangiza ibidukikije.

Kugeza ubu mu Karere ka Gatsibo hacukurwa amabuye y’agaciro y’ubwoko butatu ari yo Colta, Wolfram ndetse na Gasegereti.

Abafashe amafaranga ya VUP batayakwiriye bagiye kuyishyuzwa

Ikibazo cy’amafaranga y’inguzanyo ya VUP atarishyurwa ni kimwe mubyo ubuyobozi bw’akarere ka Nyabihu buvuga ko bwiyemeje gukurikirana.

Ngabo James Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w'Akarere ka Nyabihu avuga ko bafashe ingamba mu kwishyuza inguzanyo zatanzwe muri VUP  zatinze kwishyurwa

Ngabo James Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Akarere ka Nyabihu avuga ko bafashe ingamba mu kwishyuza inguzanyo zatanzwe muri VUP  zatinze kwishyurwa

Iki kibazo cyanagarutsweho mu nama njyanama yabaye ku wa 5 Mata uyu 2016, aho hanagaragajwe ko mu mafaranga asaga miliyoni 98 zatanzwe nk’inguzanyo ya VUP amaze kwishyurwa asaga miliyoni 21 gusa ni ukuvuga ko byari bigeze kuri 22%.

Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Nyabihu bukaba bwaratangaje ko bwafashe ingamba zo kwishyuza amafaranga y’inguzanyo ya VUP ku bayafashe ariko kandi bunavuga ko harimo abakoze amanyaga bakihisha mu baturage bakayafata kandi atari abagenewe.

Umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Nyabihu Uwanzwenuwe Theoneste ubwo yabazwaga na kigalitoday icyo bagiye gukora mu gukemura iki kibazo yavuze ko ari inshingano zabo nk’ubuyobozi kubikemura kandi bakabikemurira mu baturage nyirizina.

Yagize ati “Dufite gahunda yo gukemura ibibazo by’abaturage tubasanze mu mirenge yabo. Abaturage icyo tubasaba ni ukutubwiza ukuri batatubeshya,ubundi nk’ubuyobozi ni inshingano zacu zo kubikurikirana tukabafasha ko bikemuka kandi vuba.”

Mu bibazo byagaragaye n’umuyobozi w’akarere yagarutseho harimo abihishe mu matsinda y’abaturage bari bagenewe inguzanyo ya VUP hanyuma nabo bakayafata batabikwiriye.

Muri abo Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Akarere ka Nyabihu Ngabo James avuga bamaze kubamenya kandi muri uku kwezi kwa Mata bazatangira kubishyuza.

Yagize ati “Hari abantu bayafashe mu buryo butemewe barimo abarimu ndetse n’abaganga. Abo tumaze kubona lisiti yabo,muri uku kwezi kwa kane turatangira kubishyuza kuko bo dufite ubushobozi duheraho. Ni abakozi b’akarere barahembwa tugomba kubahamagara tukavugana.”

Yongeyeho ko izindi nzego z’abaturage bafite ayo mafaranga,nabo hagenda harebwa ubushobozi bafite.

Abatishoboye bakaba bafashwa kubona akazi mu mirimo akarere gakoresha nk’iy’ubwubatsi n’indi bakabasha kuzabona ayo kwishyura,aho kuba hafatwa akarima ke yacungiragaho kagurishwa nanone akaba yasigara ari umutwaro akiri mu bukene.

Ku bafite ubushobozi bo bakaba bagomba kwishyura amafaranga y’inguzanyo ya VUP bafashe akagaruka. Ikigamijwe akaba ari uko amafaranga y’inguzanyo za VUP yishyurwa neza kandi nta n’ibibazo bikomeye biteje ku baturage.

 

Abarokotse Jenoside barasaba kongererwa inkunga bagenerwa

Abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi bo mu Karere ka Burera barasaba ko inkunga y’ingoboka bagenerwa yakwiyongera ikajyana n’igihe.

Depite Semasaka yasabwe gukorera ubuvugizi abacitse ku icumu batishoboye

Depite Semasaka yasabwe gukorera ubuvugizi abacitse ku icumu batishoboye

Ubusanzwe Ikigega cya Leta kigenewe gutera inkunga abacitse ku icumu batishoboye (FARG) kigenera abacitse ku icumu batishoboye kurusha abandi inkunga y’ingoboka ingana na 7500Frw buri kwezi.

Ayo mafaranga ngo ni make cyane ukurikije uburyo ibiciro byo ku isoko bihagaze muri iki gihe. Aha ni ho bahera basaba ko yakongerwa, nk’uko Niyonsenga Fabien, uhagarariye abacitse ku icumu bo mu Karere ka Burera abivuga

Agira ati “Iyo urebye ku isoko ry’ubuzima n’imibereho yo hanze aha ngaha, ni ukuvuga ngo nta n’ubwo abona umufuka w’amakara! Ntishobora (inkunga) kumutunga rero ku kwezi kandi ugasanga ayo mafaranga ari yo yakagombye kumutunga.”

Akomeza avuga ko n’iyo nkunga idahagije ibageraho itinze. Ahamya ko ikigega FARG gitinda kuyigeza ku karere. Niyonsenga akomeza avuga ko ariko icyo kibazo kiri hose mu Rwanda. Ngo si mu Karere ka Burera gusa.

Ahamya ko IBUKA yatangiye igikorwa cyo gukora ubuvugizi mu kigega FARG kugira ngo iyo nkunga yiyongere.

Tariki ya 13 Mata 2016, ubwo basozaga icyumweru cy’icyunamo, cyo kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22 abazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, Niyonsega yahereyeho asaba Hon Depite Semasaka Gabriel, nk’intumwa ya rubanda, kubatiza amaboko mu kubakorera ubuvugizi.

Depite Semasaka, wari witabiriye uwo muhango, mu magambo make yavuze ko Leta y’u Rwanda nayo izi ko iyo nkunga igenerwa abacitse ku icumu rya Jenoside batishoboye idahagije. Ariko ngo igihe cyose bishoboka ishobora kwiyongera.

Agira ati “Aho u Rwanda rukura turahazi…Ntekereza ko ubwo buvugizi, ni ibireba igihugu cyose, igihe bishoboka Leta izakomeza igaragaze ingufu ku bishoboka byose kugira ngo abababaye babe babaho neza kurusha uko bameze uyu munsi.”

Mu Karere ka Burera honyine habarirwa imiryango 80 y’abarokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, igizwe n’abantu 326.

Nyabihu:Biteguye kugeza kuri miliyoni 650 mu misoro

Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Nyabihu buvuga ko amafaranga yinjira mu misoro n’amahoro agenda yiyongera.

Ngabo avuga ko imisoro yinjira igenda izamuka

Ngabo avuga ko imisoro yinjira igenda izamuka

Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Akarere ka Nyabihu Ngabo James,avuga ko umwaka ushize w’imihigo ikigo cy’u Rwanda gishinzwe imisoro n’amahoro RRA cyari cyabahaye urugero rwa miliyoni 508, uyu mwaka bakaba bararuzamuye rugera kuri miliyoni 650,912,845.

Hashingiwe ku kigero bari bagezeho hasozwa igihembwe cya 3 cy’imihigo uyu mwaka,mu kwinjiza imisoro n’amahoro akabakaba miliyoni 483 yari amaze kwinjizwa ni ukuvuga arenga 74% by’ateganijwe kuzinjira.

Mu nama Njyanama yabaye ku wa 5 Mata, ubuyobozi bwagaragaje ko uyu muhigo ugenda neza kandi bishoboka kuzawesa nk’uko bigomba.

Ku cyatumye imisoro n’amahoro byiyongera, Ngabo James yavuzemo imicanga iri mu byinjiza amafaranga menshi hakiyongeraho gukorana na ba rwiyemezamirimo kandi n’imirimo mishya itari ubuhinzi igenda ihangwa nayo ikaba igira icyo yinjiza.

Yagize ati “Hari amafaranga yakomokaga mu bucukuzi “carriere”kera ntabwo yinjiraga nk’uko yakabaye aza. Ku micanga amafaranga yinjiraga mu karere yabaga ari amahoro gusa y’ikamyo yaje kuwutwara. Ariko ikintu cyatumye yiyongera ni uko ubu n’umucanga tuwugurisha.”

Yongeyeho ko mu gihe mu myaka ishize umucanga utinjizaga na miliyoni 30 ubu usigaye winjiza menshi kuko ngo umucanga wa za Giciye ukundwa yaba za Kigali, za Musanze n’ahandi kandi bakaba bawugura.

Avuga ko mu gihe cy’amezi agera ku 9 gusa, uyu mucanga umaze kubonekamo agera kuri miliyoni 140 kandi zizagenda ziyongera.

Ngabo akomeza avuga ko guhanga imirimo mishya bigenda bitera imbere muri Nyabihu nabyo bituma imisoro yiyongera kuko iyo umuntu atangiye umurimo haboneka umusoro w’ipatante,uko agenda acuruza azamuka umwaka washira hakaboneka umusoro ku nyungu,uko agenda akura hakaboneka na za TVA.

Mu mwaka wa 2009-2010 Akarere kinjije miliyoni 179 z’imisoro, muri 2010-2011 kinjiza miliyoni 247,muri 2011-2012 kinjije miliyoni 324 naho muri 2012-2013 kakaba karinjije miliyoni 445.

Kakaba karakomeje kuzamuka aho muri 2014-2015 kari gateganijwe kwinjiza miliyoni 508,ubu kakaba karahawe urugero rwa miliyoni 650 kandi bizeye kuzageraho.

Hari abumva ko abarokotse Jenoside batarebwa na VUP

Umuryango Ibuka uvuga ko hari Imirenge igize Akarere ka Karongi batumva ko abo gahunda ya VUP ireba n’Abarokotse barimo.

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Umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Karongi Ndayisaba Francois, avuga ko ikibazo cy’abirengagiza barokotse muri gahunda ya VUP bagiye kukiganiraho n’abo kireba

Uhagarariye Umuryango Ibuka mu Karere ka Karongi, Isaac Habarugira avuga ko hari Imirenge myinshi bagezemo bagasanga abaho batumva ko abarokotse jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi nabo bari mu barebwa ba gahunda ya VUP cyane mu cyiciro cy’abahabwa inkunga y’ingoboka.

Habarugira ati:” Simfite neza imibare, ariko mu minsi ishize twabaye nk’abasura Imirenge yose ariko dusanga ahari ikibazo cy’uko ntafata nk’igishingiye ku myumvire cy’uko Imirenge myinshi batumva ko umuntu warokotse jenoside nawe yashyirwa mu nkunga y’ingoboka ya VUP nk’abandi bose.’

Yakomeje agira ati:” Mu Mirenge myinsi hari aho twagiye tunyura twanabibaza bakumva ko ari inzozi bidashoboka, hari n’aho twageze tubaza umukozi wa VUP impamvu, aratubwira ati bariya bantu tuzi ko ari aba FARG, cyokora hari Imirenge imwe twasanze babyumva bakabashyiramo.”

Ubwo yari mu Murenge wa Ruganda, mu muhango wo gusoza icyumweru cyahariwe kunamira abazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, Umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Karongi Ndayisaba Francois yavuze ko bagiye kuganira n’abayobozi bafite mu nshingano iyi gahunda kugira ngo iki kibazo gikemurwe.

Munganyinka Angelique umuturage wo mu Murenge wa  Mubuga, agaya abayobozi mu nzego z’ibanze bakora ibintu nk’ibyo, kuko ngo gahunda ya VUP ireba Abanyarwanda bose batishoboye.

Ati:” Numva ko nta munyarwanda ukennye kandi ugaragaza ko akennye cyane ko VUP zitoranyirizwa mu Midugudu wakagombye kurobanurwa, umunyarwand aho ari hose  atishoboye yagombye gufashwa.”

Cimerwa Chocking On Competition Despite Injecting Millions

Rwanda cement in new packaging.

Rwanda cement in new packaging.

Rwanda continues to become a regional hotspot for cement producers despite Cimerwa, the local cement producer, having injected $140 million six months ago to meet local demand and generate surplus for export.

On August 17, the Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi officially launched the new $140 million Cimerwa plant in Rusizi, western Rwanda, which was expected to increase the firm’s production capacity from 100,000 to 600,000 metric tons per year.

Cement imports are only increasing, as regional cement giants aggressively penetrate the growing Rwandan market.

Yet, exports of Cimerwa decreased from 351.4% in volume in 2014 to 143.9% in 2015 and dropped from 457.3% in value to 71.3% respectively.

Cimerwa CEO, Busi Legodi told KTPress the firm is “still on the ramp up stage” of the expansion process.

“We are currently growing our markets where we could not reach before,” Legodi said.

The $250 million plant, largely controlled by South Africa’s Pretoria Portland Cement Company (PPC Cement), is still producing at 65% capacity, making the firm only cater for 40% of the market.

“We plan to work our way up to help to fill the growing demand,” Legodi said.

However, the February 2016 central bank’s monetary statement blames Burundi and DRC decreased import of cement, which has dramatically affected Cimerwa’s export volumes and values.

Meanwhile, Cement supply in Rwanda is estimated to be between 400,000 and 600,000 metric tons per year, largely catered for (60%) by Uganda’s Hima Cement and Tanzania’s Kirimanjaro Cement.

Even though Cimerwa is not biting large on the booming construction industry both locally and internationally, CEO Legodi says the cement sector is “Exciting and encouraging, especially with the growth of cement demand in Eastern Africa.”

Exciting or not, until the firm takes full control of the local market first, with increased production, hopes of taking advantage of the boom remains in the talk.

New plant

New plant

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

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