Isoko rizubakwa ku mupaka wa Gatuna rizongera ubuhahirane hagati y’ibihugu byombi

Umushoramari ari kugaragaza igishushanyo mbonera

Aha berekaga Minisitiri Francois Kanimba igishushanyo vy’uko iryo soko rizaba rimeze

Mu rwego rwo kugabanya ubucuruzi bwambukiranya imipaka bunyuranyije n’amategeko isoko rizubakwa ku mupaka wa Gatuna rizongera ubuhahirane hagati y’ibihugu byombi ndetse rikureho ubucuruzi bwambukiranya imipaka bwakorwaga mu buryo butubahirije amategeko.

Minisiteri y’Ubucuruzi n’Inganda irateganya kubaka iri soko ku mupaka wa Gatuna uhuza igihugu cy’u Rwanda na Uganda mu rwego rwo kunoza ubucuruzi bwambukiranya imipaka kugirango bagabanye n’ubucuruzi bukorwa mu buryo butemewe n’amategeko.

Minisitiri Francois Kanimba ubwo yarari mu karere ka Gicumbi tariki ya 24/6/2015 hamwe n’abashoramari bazubaka iri soko atangaza ko nirimara kuzura rizakemura ikibazo cy’ubucuruzi bwambukiranya imipaka bwakorwaga mu buryo bunyuranyije n’amategeko.

Ibi abyemeza ashingiye ko mu karere ka Gicumbi usanga ibicuruzwa byinshi biri mubihingwa ngandurarugo ibyinshi abaturage bajya kubigurisha muri Uganda ariko binyuze mu nzira zitemewe.

Ibi kandi bijyana n’ibihingwa ngandurabukungu bijya kugurishwa hanze y’igihugu ariko bitubahirije inzira bigomba kunyuzwamo.

Inyungu y’iri soko nuko ibintu byambukaga bijya kugurishwa mu bihugu by’abaturanyi ku giciro gito nyuma bikongera kugaruka mu Rwanda bigurishwa ku giciro cyo hejuru bitazongera kuko inyungu izajya iguma mu gihugu cy’u Rwanda ndetse n’umuturage ntahendwe kubyo aba yiyejerereje akabigurisha ku giciro gito nyuma akongera akabigura ku giciro kinini.

Abacuruzi bo mu karere ka Gicumbi nabo bemeza ko iri soko niriramuka ryuzuye rizabafasha kwagura ubucuruzi bwabo dore ko rizubakwa ku mupaka wa Gatuna uzabafasha guhita bambuka bajya mu gihugu cya Uganda gushakayo ibicuruzwa bitandukanye nk’uko Nyirandama  Chantal uhagarariye abikorera mu karere ka Gicumbi abitangaza.

Nka ba rwiyemezamirimo ngo bazitabira kurikoreramo kugirango bagure ubucuruzi bwabo.

Ibikorwa byo kwimura aahazubakwa iri soko bikaba bizatangira gukorwa muri uyu mwaka wa 2015 bikaba bitegnyijwe ko mu mwaka wa 2016 iri soko ryaba ryatangiye gucururizwamo.

 

Nyabihu:Stone miners commended over improving livelihoods

Nyabihu:Stone miners commended over improving livelihoods 

Some stone miners in Nyabihu district revealed that stone mining improved their livelihoods, calling upon other residents to create jobs for sustainable development.

Talking to this website, Pierre Célestin Barajiginywa, 53and Aminadab Bizuru, 65 highlighted that 30 years of stone mining has seen them off to social development.

“I purchased land worth Rwf300, 000 and built a house worth Rwf600, 000 all from stone mining”Baragijinywa said.

Another colleague Bizuru added “in 30 years, I achieved a lot including livestock in addition to taking care of my wife and seven children. I earn between Rwf40000 and 50,000 every month.”

Nyabihu:Stone miners commended over improving livelihoods

Barajiginywa advises residents to create jobs for sustainable development

Barajiginywa asserted: “An odd job is the one that doesn’t pay the worker. I urge all residents to value work because every job can lead to social development.”

Nyabihu:Stone miners commended over improving livelihoods

Pierre Célestin Barajiginywa and AminadabBizuru said every job leads to sustainable development when done with commitment

The government of Rwanda encourages residents to embrace job creation because it’s a key to self-reliance and sustainable development.

 

Tigo announces accelerator program

SMEs told to build   reputable platforms

Tigo Rwanda’s startup accelerator, Think has announced its three-month incubation program, think Accelerated.

The program is designed to be a fast-tracked in three-month incubation program as against its usual six month acceleration program. But both programmes will run concurrently.

Disrupt Africa reports that four startups have already been selected for the program.

“Think Accelerated enables us to attract a wider range of entrepreneurs and tech startups who will benefit from a fast-track incubator offering, keeping Africa at the forefront of innovation,” says Think’s investment manager, Paul Soko.

The four startups selected for the inaugural Think Accelerated program include Asuqu from Nigeria; a marketplace for startups in the service industry, Esaja from Zimbabwe; a business to business marketplace, Safe Motos from Rwanda; a Uber for African motorbikes and Team Tigo from Rwanda; comprising Tigo Rwanda staff who are tasked with developing digital solutions across Tigo platforms.

Participating startups will receive funding, startup specific training curriculum, Tigo resources and opportunity to interact with global tech mentors.

The accelerator program will begin next month, July 2015

Southern Province: Vocational skills improving livelihoods

Southern Province: Vocational skills improving livelihoods

Celestin Habyarimana, the in-charge of TVET in Southern Province revealed that vocational skills improved the livelihoods of many after residents embraced it unlike before.

This is because a great number of Rwandans are enrolling in vocational training centres unlike before when they were thought of as for people that dropped from school, said Habyarimana.

“Like the old saying that a builder’s child misses lunch but eats supper, it’s different now days because this profession enables one to provide three meals a day to his family.” Celestin Habyarimana said

As a way to promote vocational skills, over 87 technical schools have been set up in Southern province and the campaign to increase them is still ongoing.

Habyarimana added that vocational skills graduates no longer become jobless because they create jobs immediately after graduating and support their families financially.

Technical and vocational skills are essential for any country to achieve sustainable development. Vocational skills help people especially youth and disadvantaged residents to get a sustainable source of income to cater for their families.

Nyabihu: Abacukura amabuye yubakishwa baragira inama abavuga ko akazi kabuze

Nyabihu: Abacukura amabuye yubakishwa baragira inama abavuga ko akazi kabuze 

Barajiginywa Pierre Célestin ndetse na Bizuru Aminadab,bakorera mu karere ka Musanze,Nyabihu n’ahandi akazi ko gucukura amabuye yo kubakisha cyangwa gukora ibindi,bakoresheje amaboko yabo.Ubwo twabasangaga mu kagari bakora bagakesha iterambere bamaze kugeraho,mu myaka 30 ishize bagakora.

Barajiginywa Pierre Célestin kuri ubu ufite imyaka 53, avuga ko yatangiye aka kazi afite imyaka 23.Naho Bizuru Aminadab we yagatangiye afite imyaka 35,ubu akaba afite imyaka 65 bivuga ko bombi bakamazemo imyaka 30.

Mu myaka 30 bamaze bakora aka kazi babashije kwiyubakira aho baba no gutunga imiryango yabo

Mu myaka 30 bamaze bakora aka kazi babashije kwiyubakira aho baba no gutunga imiryango yabo

Baragijinywa agira ati“aka kazi nakaguzemo ikibanza ntuyemo,nubakamo inzu. Ikibanza nakiguze kera bikiboneka nk’ibihumbi 300, naho inzu nubatsemo ifite agaciro nk’ak’ibihumbi 600.Nabikuye muri aka kazi,nkagura nk’agatama,zakororoka nkazigurisha nkagura nk’agatari “agashyamba”,cyangwa se nkakodesha ubutaka ngahinga,bikajya byuzuzanya nkagera kuri ayo mafaranga”.

Yongeraho ko aka kazi k’ubucukuzi bw’amabuye,bakora bakoresheje imitarimba n’ibindi byuma bajomba mu butaka bagakuramo amabuye ari nako kamutungiye umuryango mu myaka 30 amaze agakora.

Bizuru nawe ukora aka kazi agira ati“nkamazemo nk’imyaka 30,nkagura agatama,nk’umwana agashobora kujya kwiga.Nabyaye abana 7 n’umugore,aka kazi niko kamfashije gutunga umuryango.Njye buriya nko mu kwezi,nkurikije uko bakoze nshobora kwinjiza nk’ibihumbi 40 cyangwa 50”.

Bizuru ndetse na Barajiginywa bavuga ko gucukura amabuye bakoresheje amaboko yabo ari akazi bakunda kandi bubaha.Bongeraho ko kabaha amahoro kandi kateza imbere uwagakora agakunze.

Barajigiginywa asaba abaturage kwihangira imirimo kuko nta kazi gasuzuguritse kabaho mu gihe kaba gahemba kandi gatunze nyirako

Barajigiginywa asaba abaturage kwihangira imirimo kuko nta kazi gasuzuguritse kabaho mu gihe kaba gahemba kandi gatunze nyirako

Barajiginywa ati“akazi kabi ni akadahemba,naho iyo ukora uhembwa ntacyo. Urabona aya mabuye araremereye,ariko numva ntacyo bintwaye mu mubiri wanjye,ngakora buri munsi,nduhuka isabato nta kibazo mfite kandi numva kanshimishije”.

Yongeraho ko akangurira buri wese kwihangira imirimo kuko akazi kariho kandi nta kazi gasuzuguritse kabaho kandi gahemba. Bizuru we avuga ko akurikije akazi akora,agira inama buri wese yo gukura amaboko mu mifuka agakora kuko gukora ari byiza bikaba ari ingenzi.

Aba bagabo bombi bavuga ko mu gihe waba ukora akazi ugakunze,nta kabuza kaguteza imbere

Aba bagabo bombi bavuga ko mu gihe waba ukora akazi ugakunze,nta kabuza kaguteza imbere

Uretse inama Bizuru na Barajiginywa batanga mu kwihangira imirimo,na Leta y’u Rwanda ikaba ihora ibibashishikariza,kuko ari umusingi wo kwigira n’iterambere.

SMEs told to build   reputable platforms

SMEs told to build   reputable platforms

As Small and Medium Enterprises-SMEs that constitute around 98 percent of   business in the country continue to decry lack of access to finance due to lack of collaterals, officials are calling for reputable platforms.

The  platforms  would help  the SMEs  have enough  collaterals and strengthening  management systems  before they   seek for  credit  from financial  institutions which  helps  banks to  be  assured of  loan  repayment.

It is much easier for a bank to give you a loan after establishing a good reputation. As a business, this is what gives them an insight into your direction,” said Emmanuel Hategeka, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

With their nature, most SMEs lack internal management systems such   book-keeping, cannot manage to   put in place financial flows   that would indicate whether the business is   profitable or not, thus becomes a challenge.

Moreover, the 2011 Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV) indicated that most of SMEsrequire efforts to ensure their sustainability and productivity through proper planning, mentorship, monitoring and evaluation.

To address the challenge, the ministry of trade and industry is looking at clustering SMEs to enable skills development as well as expertise sharing while also helps in facilitating extension of technical support.

“This would involve identifying SMEs running similar businesses and putting them in the same category,” said Francois Kanimba, Minister of trade and Industry adding that “The clustering will also facilitate good SME mentorship and development.”

Experts also believe that the clusters would help SMEs have a bigger purchasing and bargaining power which would help them grow  and expand.

“it is  easier for  10 processing  SMEs to secure  machineries from a manufacturer  than  one  SME which is cost  effective  and  makes  profit margin  remain healthy,” said Davis Mukiza, an expert  in business enterprise said.

The private sector is looked at as the engine of economic growth expected to grow at 11.5 percent while also provide  200,000 jobs every year, implying  efforts to  bolster the  sector’s  growth  would be   vital.

Kuri ubu umwana w’umufundi ngo ntakibwirirwa cyangwa ngo aburare-Habyarimana

Kuri ubu umwana w’umufundi ngo ntakibwirirwa cyangwa ngo aburare-Habyarimana

Umukozi mu kigo gishinzwe kwigisha imyuga akaba ashinzwe ishami ry’imyuga n’ubumenyingira mu ntara y’Amajyepfo Habyarimana Celestin, arahamya ko ubu imyuga imaze guhindura ubuzima bwa benshi, ndetse ngo umwana w’uwize umwaga nta kirya rimwe ahubwo arya gatatu ku munsi.

Celestin avuga ko kugeza mu ntara y’Amajyepfo hakomeje kwiyongera umubare munini w’abagana amashuri y’imyuga, bitandukanye na mbere aho byari bizwi ko umuntu ugiye kwiga imyuga aba yarananiwe ibindi.

Ati “cyera bavugaga ko umwana w’umufundi abwirirwa ntaburare, ariko ubu siko bimeze, umwana w’umufundi arya gatatu ku munsi ndetse akanakarenza”.

Mu rwego rwo guteza imbere imyuga, ngo kugeza ubu mu ntara y’Amajyepfo hamaze gushingwa ibigo by’amashuri y’imyuga bisaga 87, ariko ngo ingamba zo gukomeza kubyongera ziracyakomeje.

Celestin akavuga ko kugeza ubu abiga imyuga badasohoka ngo babeho nabi, kuko benshi barangiza bihangira imirimo, bakiteza imbere bakanateza imbere imiryango yabo.

Bamwe mu bayobozi b’ibigo byigisha imyuga, bavuga ko bashinga aya mashuri benshi babyiyumvishaga, aho wasangaga umubyeyi akuzanira umwana akakubwira ngo “akira nawe igeragereze”. Ariko kuri ubu ngo imyumvire imaze kugenda ihinduka, bitewe n’uko babona abize imyuga batera imbere.

Painting sector gets professional support

Painting sector gets professional support

Rwanda’s leading local paint producing company- Ameki color has invested in training and providing practical skills to local painters as a way of improving client’s satisfaction in the painting industry in the country.

The training program has been started in major cities of Rubavu and Goma and at least 80 members in Rubavu have formed a painter’s cooperative which provides jobs.

Jean Paul Kayitare, an official of Ameki color says that “the new training program will ensure that clients get their services worth their money if the painters are professionally trained to do a good job in relation to the good paints”.

In this case, Kayitare says that Rwandans will also be able to gain skills and create jobs in the painting industry, which will cut down on the importation of foreign experts and increase employment of local experts.

So far in Rwanda has not been leveled to professional height since it’s still considered a casual job which also pays peanuts.

With these skills some of the painters will be able to seek jobs outside the country- especially in the neighboring countries and this will promote our products and increase customers’ satisfaction” he said.

Painters in Rubavu said that there is need for Ameki color to provide them with supply of some paints that are in demand but not available in the area, yet 30 percent of the clients prefer using Ameki color paints in the area.

The officials of Ameki said that this will be dealt with by consulting the existing suppliers so that deliveries are made accordingly.

Government to contribute more towards Agaciro

The government will annually be contributing Rwf 5 billion (currently $6.7 million) from the National budget towards the sovereign wealth fund, (Agaciro development fund)

The Agaciro Development Fund (AgDF) is a sovereign wealth fund launched in 2012 by President Paul Kagame.

At the time he said, “Aid is never enough, we need to complement it with home-grown schemes. We are not changing our relations with our partners, but rather adding value. More dignity can only help.”

Rwanda’s Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Amb. Claver Gatete said, “This fund does not compete with the budget, but is a fund for the future and it has to be managed and will keep growing”. Gatete was addressing guests recently to celebrate the AgDF achievements in Kigali

“To make sure that this fund is managed properly and it keeps growing properly, this is why government is looking for an international expert specialized in this area of managing a fund,” Gatete said.

The function brought together members of the private sector, district leaders, sector leaders, Finance Ministry officials and AgDF officials among others.

“We will also be contributing 5% of any loyalties on any natural resources, those that are there and others that will be discovered whether it is oil, or minerals,” the Finance Minister said.

The government will again be contributing 5% of anything privatized and this will continue as long as the fund exists which is going to be permanent. “This is the government, but it also depends on our own signal in terms of our own contribution because this is our fund,” Gatete said.

Speaking on behalf of the private sector, Chairman Board of Directors, Private Sector Federation (PSF) Benjamin Gasamangera said, “The private sector which has not been that consistent in contributing to the fund will now be consistent.

“We will be consistently contributing between a range of 2% to 5%  per month which might even go higher not only for the structured companies but also the non-structured,” Gasamangera said.

Rwanda did not have any revenue collection of any kind immediately after the 1994 genocide. There were no taxes and no reserves in the central bank after the lootings that took place.

This caused both physical and financial insecurity since there was no revenues of any kind apart from the finances that came from the United Nation’s Roundtable conferences worth $2.2 billion from 1994-1997. However, Rwanda has continued to progress despite the many difficulties

Aritel donates to Agaciro Development Fund

Aritel donates to Agaciro Development Fund

Airtel-Rwanda country team has contributed a total of Rwf40m to Rwanda’s national Sovereign Wealth Fund commonly as Agaciro Development Fund (ADF).

The contribution comes as a commitment of the company’s efforts to contribute to the development of Rwanda and prosperity for the generations to come.

Handing over the cheque, Airtel Rwanda Managing Director, Teddy Bhullar thanked Airtel staff for the enthusiasm shown while contributing to the fund.

“We thank our staff for this patriotic gesture and for continuing to display a genuine commitment for the development of the country throughout this contribution and other national development activities that we have been participating in as a company.” Bhullar said

“We trust that the money will be well invested in sustainable projects that will elevate Rwanda’s economy and development in general.” He noted.

VianneyKagabo, Chief Executive Officer of Agaciro Development fund thanked Airtel staff for the contribution reassuring that it would play a significant role in the development of Rwanda.

“We will secure high and long-term real return of the fund. We want this money to grow so we can have a fund to ensure a prosperous future for the generations to come,” Kagabo said.

As of May 2015 the fund has so far collected Rwf 26.2 billion and the part of it- Rwf25 billion has been invested in terms of deposit in banks and the capital market and  are expecting to get Rwf1.4 billion in profits by the end of the year .

The Agaciro Development Fund (AGDF) was launched in 2012 by President Kagame with a major objective of making it a sovereign fund sufficiently endowed to improve the level of financial autonomy of the country.

Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. The company had over 326 million customers across its areas of coverage at the end of April 2015.

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