Government devote Rwf 8 billion to help solve housing crisis

 

New houses at Urukumbuzi village in Kinyinya sector Gasabo district

New houses at Urukumbuzi village in Kinyinya sector Gasabo district

In a bid to provide affordable housing units, the government is setting aside Rwf 8 billion in the nest fiscal year to support investors in the housing sector.

The fund according to Eng. Didier Sagashya, director general Rwanda housing authority is part of the incentives the government is providing to the sector which is needed to provide over 500,000 affordable housing units by 2020.

“We are calling on investors to bring their projects so that they can benefit from this government support,” he said on Thursday while addressing the press in Kigali.

The government through incentives for the sector also reduced the income corporate tax from 30 percent to 15 percent for investors in the sector, with optimism that the sector will attract more investors.

“All these have been put up to see how we can raise affordable housing units in relation to the growing demand from each specified category,” he further noted.

According to 2012 housing survey in Kigali which categorised resident s according to their income in four categories including those who earn between Rwf 35,000 to Rwf 200,000, the third between Rwf 200,000 and Rwf 600,000 while the last  being above Rwf 600,000.

“So when we are talking of affordable housing we look at all the categories get the houses that are suitable for residents each category in regard to their incomes,” he noted.

Sagashya noted that the Authority together with Rwanda Social Security Board-RSSB are planning to construct 536 affordable housing units worth Rwf 15 million and 25 million each in Batsinda in Kigali.

The government according to the new ministerial order of May 2015 set up new requirements for housing sector which calls for settlements within planned area to ease access of basic amenities such as electricity, water and infrastructure.

Currently, 17% of the Rwandan population lives in Kigali and other secondary cities across the country.

Rwanda’s urbanization target is 35% of the total inhabitants by 2020. This cannot be achieved if the country does not solve the estimated 500,000 housing units needed countrywide, including 340,000 units in Kigali city only.

Iburengerazuba: Ibibanza bidafite ibyangombwa bikomeje guteza ibihombo

Komiseri muri RRA, ushinzwe imisoro y’imbere mu gihugu

Komiseri muri RRA, ushinzwe imisoro y’imbere mu gihugu

Ibibanza bidafite ibyangombwa mu Ntara y’Iburengerazuba, biyganjemo ibyo banyirabyo bafunze n’ibifite ibibazo, biri mu bikomeje gutera ibihombo misoro yinjira.

Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe imisoro n’Amahoro (Rwanda Revenue Authority, RRA) kigaragaza ko muri rusange Intara y’Iburengerazuba ifite ibibanza Miliyoni imwe n’ibihumbi 600, ibigomba gutanga imisoro bikaba ari 61,558 ariko ibyishyuye kugez ubu bikaba ari 6,777.

Ukuba ibyinshi muri ibi bibanza bitishyura, biri mu bikomeje guteza ibihombo mu misoro yakagombye kwinjira , bikaba byiganjemo iby’abantu batagira indangamuntu kuko bafunze, ibya bamwe batarajya kubitwara, ibyanditse ku batari ba nyirabyo n’ibindi bifite ibibazo bitandukanye.

Umuyobozi w’intara y’Uburengerazuba

Umuyobozi w’intara y’Uburengerazuba

Komiseri muri RRA ushinzwe imisoro y’imbere mu gihugu, Kayigi Habiyambere Aimable ati:” Harimo ibibazo byinshi bituma abantu badatanga umusoro ku bukode bw’ubutaka mu buryo bwiza, hari ibibanza ubu bicyanditse ku Banyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa b’Uturere, iby’abafunzwe ibibanza byabo bidasora kuko batarabona ibyangombwa.”

Kuri iki kibazo, Guverineri w’Intara y’Iburengerazuba Madame Mukandasira Caritas akaba asaba imikoranire hagati y’inzego zose kugira ngo imisoro ibashe kuboneka uko bigomba.

Ati:” Buri wese arasabwa gukora inshingano ze, zaba inzego z’ibanze, yaba RRA kugira ngo tubashe kubona imisoro ikwiye, murabizi niyo yubaka igihugu, tukareba ko tuzareka kugendera ku nkunga z’amahanga nk’uko Nyakubahwa Perezida wa Repubulika ahora abivuga, ukwigira ni intego kandi iyo ni intangiro.”

Uretse ibibanza bidafite ibyangombwa kimwe n’ibyanditse ku batari ba nyirabyo, hagaragazwa n’ikibazo cy’uko hari bamwe mu baturage batajya gufata ibyangombwa byabo. Mu nama iherutse guhuza RRA n’inzego zitandukanye mu Ntara y’Iburengerazuba, inzego z’ibanze zikaba zarasabwe gukora ibyihuse hakabasha kugaragazwa ibibanza byose muri buri Karere na ba nyirabyo kimwe n’ibifite ibibazo.

 

Government increase petty cash budget

Government increase petty cash budget

Government has increased petty cash funds for public offices from Rwf100.000 to 500.000 as per the ministerial order N°001/16/10/TC of 26/01/2016, as indicated in Article 42 of the national gazette.

The directives were released on February 3, 2016 and presume immediate implementation by law.

This comes into place replacing the older one n°002/07 of 09/02/2007 and the order states that no petty cash should more than that amount

The second part of the order says that there is nothing that is above Rwf50.000 should be purchased with hard cash from the funds.

The development has been highly welcomed by several civil servants who say that their service delivery will be improved and public offices will be able to deliver well.

“We are so glad that the new directives will bring change in our workplaces. Some of our activities have been hampered because of lack of financial capacity that was limited by available funds” one of the civil servants told this website.

The approved and gazetted ministerial decree was prepared by Minister of Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete, and approved by the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Johnson Busingye.

Abacuruzi ntibavuga rumwe n’ubuyobozi mu gukoresha iminzani y’imiziranenge

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Umunzani utemewe

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Umunzani wemewe

Abacururiza mu isoko rya Byumba baravuga ko ubushobozi bucye bafite butabemera kugura iminzani yuzuje  ubuziranenge, nyuma yo kubisabwa n’ubuyobozi bw’akarere.

Mukamugema Pauline avuga ko ibicuruzwa bye bitageze mu gaciro k’amafaranga ibihumbi 50 akaba atabasha kubona ibihumbi bigera muri 60 byo kugura uwo munzani.

Gusa asanga ubuyobozi bwari bukwiye gushishoza bakarea n’ingano y’ibyo umuntu acuruza.

Ati “nkubuse ko ntakintu na kimwe nakuraho ubushobozi bwo kugura uwo mu nzani wujuje ubuziranenge”.

Kimwe na bagenzi be bacuruza imbuto n’ibiribwa bavuga ko byibura umunzani umwe warukwiye guteranyirizwa n’abantu 3 begeranye bakajya bawukoresha bombi.

Iki cyifuzo usanga bagihuriyeho bose kuko bagaragaza ubushobozi bucye bwabo butatuma umucuruzi umwe awugura.

Uwineza diane we avuga ko ikintu kibabangamiye cyane ari uburyo ubuybozi buza bugahita butwara iyo minzani itujuje ubuziranenge batanaje no kubiganiraho ngo bamenye impamvu yabyo.

Kuri iki kibazo ariko ubuyobozi bw’akarere ka Gicumbi bwo buvuga ko bitemewe gucuruza ukoresha umunzani utujuje ubuziranenge kuko byagaragaye ko abacuruzi bamwe biba abaguzi babo igihe bakoresheje iminzani y’inshinge nk’uko umuyobozi w’akarere ka Gicumbi wungirije ushinzwe ubukungu Kagenzi Stanislas abitangaza.

Aha avuga ko ikibazo gikomeye ari uko abacuruzi batabuze ubushobozi bwokugura iminzani y’imiziranenge ahubwo abenshi banga kuyikoresha kubera inyungu zabo bwite zo gushaka kwiba abaguzi babo.

Kagenzi avuga ko kuri iki kibazo bafashe icyemezo  cyo kujya bajya mu isko bakayibambura ndetse bakabahana.

Asanga iriya minzani y’inshinge nibaramuka batayiretse burundu nta gukorera mu mucyo bizaba birimo dore ko abenshi usanga nta muzima urimo muyo bakoresha.

Ati “ twaashe icyemezo ko uwo tuzajya tuwusangana tuzajya tuwutwara ndetse tukanamuhana kugirango babicikeho burundu.”

Asanga ubu buryo ubuyobozi bwihaye buzaca buundu ubujura bukorwa n’abacuruzi bwo gutanga ibintu bituzuye.

 

Gatumba: Guhagarika ibirombe by’amabuye y’agaciro byabateje ubukene

Abacururiza muri aya masoko nabo ngo ntibakibona amafaranga

Abacururiza muri aya masoko nabo ngo ntibakibona amafaranga

Abaturage n’abacuruzi bakorera mu murenge wa Gatumba bavuga ko guhagarika ubucukuzi bw’amabuye y’agaciro byabateje ubukene.

Umurenge wa gatumba ni umwe mu yicukurwamo amabuye y’agaciro menshi aho abaturage benshi babonaga mo akazi. Muri iki gihe hashize amezi agera kuri 6 ubucukuzi budakorwa neza ngo byateje ubukene ku bari bahafite akazi no ku bahakorera ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi.

Ubusanzwe ako gace kakorerwagamo n’isosiyete y’abanyafurika yepfo yitwa GMc (Gatumba Minning Concession), ariko iza guhagarika imirimo yayo mu mwaka wa 2015, ku mpamvu tutabashije kumenya. Nkuko umuyobozi wungirije ushinzwe ubukungu yabitangaje, iyi sosoyete yahaga akazi abantu 6500.

Abakoraga mu mabuye y’agaciro barataka ubukene

Abakoraga mu mabuye y’agaciro barataka ubukene

Nzabonimpa Emmanuel, umucuruzi ukorera ahitwa ku Cyome agace k’ubucuruzi kegereye ibirombe bya Gatumba, avuga ko kuri iki gihe bataibona amafaranga kubera ko gucukura amabuye y’agaciro byahagaze.

Ati « mbere amafaranga twarayabonaga rwose. Ariko ubu ni ukwanga kwicara gusa naho ubundi abaturage nta mafaranga bafite kubera ko batagicukura amabuye y’agaciro. Byadushimisha yongeye gutangira”.

Iyakaremye jean Bosco umwe mu bari bafite akazi muri ubwo bucukuzi nawe avuga ko kubuhagarika byabasubije inyuma, ku buryo amikoro yabaye make mu baturage batuye ako gace, ahanini bayakuraga ku bucukuzi.

Aba baturage bategereje igisubizo ku ruzinduko umunyamabanga wa Leta muri minisiteri y’umutungo kamere Imena Evode aherutse kugirira muri aka karere kuwa 9 Ukuboza 2015, aho yagenzwaga no kwegurira tumwe mu duce tw’ubucukuzi abikorera bahabyaza umusaruro.

Ruboneza Gedeon usanzwe ayobora akarere ka Ngororero we avuga ko impamvu gutangira ubucukuzi byatinze ari uko hagishakishwa abashoramari bafite ubushobozi bwo gucukura amabuye y’agaciro bya kinyamwuga, mu rwgeo rwo kongera umusaruro no kurengera ibidukikije.

 

RRA, Kabarondo residents in row over land taxes

RRA commissioner general, Richard Tusabe

RRA commissioner general, Richard Tusabe

Residents in Kabarondo town, Kayonza district have decried the government’s intent to tax their land at a time when they have spent four years without paying taxes.

The residents, especially in the urban designated zones of the district say that local leaders had earlier communicated that their land would be exempted from tax,

Now tax body- Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) is demanding for the arrears and additional delay penalties, which residents say that they cannot afford whatsoever.

Eulade Rwigema, one of the affected residents said; “We have land titles which we signed on and the tick-box area for taxes indicated that no tax was to be paid…now we have arrears which we cannot afford”

Kayonza district Mayor, Mugabo John, said in response that this issue was caused by the delayed approval of tax regimes by the district advisory council

RRA commissioner general, Richard Tusabe, says that this issue is going to be discussed and revisited at the national level so as to come with concrete sollutions.

These complaints also come at a time when the RRA tax body has tendered Ngali Holdings-a local investment company to conduct tax collection activates in all 30 districts on its behalf as a way of improving tax bases in the countryside.

In 2015, the ministry of Local government asked the tax body to relax the tax rates and put levels of taxes according to the incomes of some citizens a fact that could be the cause of failure to raise the current land taxes.

Rulindo: Ikigo Ngali kizanye uburyo bushya bwo kunoza imisoreshereze

Abayobozi n’abakozi b’uturere baje gusobanurirwa ibijyanye n’imisoro

Abayobozi n’abakozi b’uturere baje gusobanurirwa ibijyanye n’imisoro

Umuyobozi wa RRA avuga kuburyo bushya bwo kunoza imisoreshereze

Umuyobozi wa RRA avuga kuburyo bushya bwo kunoza imisoreshereze

Kuri uyu wa gatanu, tariki 15/1/2016 Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe imisoro n’amahoro cyagiranye inama n’Ubuyobozi bw’Intara y’Amajyaruguru, n’ingabo, igamije kurebera hamwe uburyo bushya bw’Ikigo cya Leta  “Ngali” kigiye kurushaho kunoza imikorere yo kwishyuza abasoreshwa  no kongera umubare w’imosoro ku bufatanye n’Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe imisoro n’amahoro (Rwanda Revenue Authority).

Umuyobozi  w’Ikigo cy’Igihugu gishinzwe imisoro n’amahoro Richard Tusabe yagize ati “ kuko imisoro n’amahoro aribyo shingiro ry’ubukungu bw’Igihugu; niyo mpamvu hashyizweho ikigo Ngali kugirango hatagira abakomeza kunyereza imisoro ya Leta”.

Akomeza avuga ko hagiye  gushyirwaho  ingamba zihamye zo kumenya buri wese ugomba gusora, n’amafaranga agomba gusora, kongera umubare w’abasoresha mu rwego rwo gukurikirana neza imisoro.

Guverineri w’Intara y’Amajyaruguru Bosenibamwe Aime, yasabye abayobozi b’uturere gukorana n’inzego z’ibanze bakabasha kureba ahantu hose hashobora gukurwa imisoro haba mu masoko, ibirombe, ubutaka busorerwa, amazu y’ubucuruzi n’ibindi.

Abayobozi b’uturere n’abandi bakozi bafite aho bahurira n’imisoro, bagaragaje ko ikibazo cy’imyishyurize y’imisoro kigoranye  cyane, kubera ko abakozi basoresha badahagije ukurikije umubare w’abantu n’ahantu hose hagomba gusoreshwa.

Iyo ikaba n’intandaro y’uko bamwe mu bagomba gusora biborohera gukwepa imisoro ntibayitange,bityo bikaba igihombo ku Karere n’Igihugu kuko imisoro iba igomba kwinjira yose iba itabonetse.Abo bayobozi bishimiye cyane ko Ngali ije ari igisubizo bitezeho byinshi

Umushinga Ngali ukaba ufite ingamba zo kongera abakozi bafite ubumenyi buhagije , kandi hagakoreshwa ikoranabuhanga kugirango birinde abasoresha bashobora kurya ruswa cyangwa kuyanyereza, kandi bikazorohereza abaturage gusiragira bajya gutonda imirongo yo kwishyura imisoro, rimwe na rimwe bigatuma bakererwa bagacibwa n’amande.

Basabye abakozi babishinzwe kureba imibare y’abakozi bakwiriye bazakenerwa mu gikorwa cyo kwishyuza imisoro, kugaragaza ahantu hose hagomba guturuka imisoro kandi bagakoresha inama abacuruzi n’abandi abaturage bakabakangurira neza ibijyanye n’imisoro, bihaye ko bizakorwa mu cyumweru kimwe.

Gatsibo: Harebwe uburyo imisoro n’amahoro byazamuka

Abashinzwe imisoro n’amahoro hamwe n’ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Gatsibo bareba uko imisoro yagiye itangwa

Abashinzwe imisoro n’amahoro hamwe n’ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Gatsibo bareba uko imisoro yagiye itangwa

Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Gatsibo bufatanyije n’inzego zishinzwe abasoreshwa, kuri uyu wa 19 Mutarama 2016 barebeye hamwe uburyo imisoro n’amahoro byazamuka.

Hari mu nama ngishwanama ku misoro izwi ku izina rya (Tax Advisory Council), hasuzumwa uko imisoro n’amahoro bihagaze kugeza ubu mu karere ka Gatsibo. Muri iyi nama abasoreswa bakaba bakanguriwe gusora ku gihe kugira ngo imisoro irusheho kuzamuka.

Umuyobozi w’Akarere wungirije ushinzwe iterambere ry’ubukungu Manzi Theogene, yasabye abagize iyi nama ngishwanama kurebera hamwe ingamba zafatwa, kugira ngo itangwa ry’imisoro n’amahoro rirusheho kugenda neza.

Yagize ati:” Ku bufatanye nabo bireba bose, byari bikwiye ko dufatira hamwe ingamba ntakuka kugira ngo turusheho kuzamura imisoro muri aka karere, kuko iyo abasora babikoze neza kandi ku gihe akarere nako kabyungukiramo, bityo n’iterambere ryako rikarushaho kwihuta.”

Komiseri w’abasora banini mu kigo cy’Igihugu cy’imisoro n’amahoro (RRA) Gakwaya Laurence, yasabye ubufatanye hagati ya RRA, Akarere n’icyigo cya Ngali holdings gishinzwe gukusanya imisoro, kugira ngo intego bihaye izagerweho nkuko byagenwe.

Ati:” kugira ngo imisoro izamuke ku rugero rushimishije ni uko abashinzwe gukusanya amahoro mu karere ka Gatsibo, bakagombye gukorana bya hafi n’imirenge kugira ngo abaturage bakangurirwe gusora kandi ku gihe.”

Akarere ka Gatsibo gafite intego yo kwinjiza imisoro n’amahoro mu mwaka w’ingengo y’Imari ya 2015-2016 agera kuri miliyoni 935,974,397 y’u Rwanda.

Ku bufatanye n’ikigo cy’Igihugu cy’imisoro n’amahoro (RRA) n’icyigo gishinzwe gukusanya imisoro n’amahoro mu karere ka Gatsibo (Ngali holdings), kugeza ubu bamaze kwinjiriza Akarere ka Gatsibo amafaranga agera kuri miliyoni 131,833,395 y’u Rwanda mu mezi atandatu ashize.

Rusizi: Abaturage ntibarasobanukirwa ko bagomba gusorera ubutaka

Rusizi: Abaturage ntibarasobanukirwa ko bagomba gusorera ubutaka

Umuyobozi w’umurenge wa giheke

Bamwe mu baturage batuye mu mirenge y’icyaro mu karere ka Rusizi baravuga ko  batari bazi ko bagomba gusorera ubutaka batuyeho.

Ibi aba baturage babigaragaje ubwo basobanurirwaga imikoreshereze y’ubutaka dore ko mu icyaro abenshi bakibufata uko bishakiye ndetse bamwe bakaba batarajya kuzana ibyangombwa byabo by’ubutaka kandi bimaze igihe byarasohotse

Nsabimana Eugene ni umwe mu baturage bo mu murenge wa Giheke avuga ko ari ubwambere bumvise ko ubutaka batuyeho cyangwa bacururizaho busorerwa gusa ngonubwo babisobanuriwe ngo barumva kubishyira mu bikorwa ari ibintu bigoye kubera ikibazo cy’amikoro make

Yagize ati” nubwambere twumvise ko ubutaka umuntu atuyeho abutangira amahoro kuko tutari twarabisobanuriwe ariko nubwo tubyumvise yewe kubishyira mu ibikorwa  ngonubwo babisobanuriwe barumva ari ibintu bitugoye”.

Rusizi: Abaturage ntibarasobanukirwa ko bagomba gusorera ubutaka

Abaturage bumvo uko bakwiye kubaka ingo

Kajimbwami Fabien we avuga ko atazi uko inzu atuyemo yayisorera kuko ngo no kuyibona yabikesheje akarima yari afite yagurishije

Yagize ati” wenda abacuruza da arikose sinzi ko inzu naba ntuyemo nayisorera nabwo kuyibona nayibonye ari uko nari nagurishije akarima wowese umuntu utagira na mituweri yabona ayo asorera inzu koko yewe jye sinzabishoborape”.

uhagararariye ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe umutungo kamere mu ntara y’iburengerazuba, Muvara Pothin nawe avuga ko icyo kibazo cyo kudasobanukirwa no gusorera ubutaka kigaragara koko ariko ngo kuba baratangiye kubegereza serivisi zubutaka ngo barabona hari ibizahinduka.

Ati” Twasanze koko ikibazo gihari ariko ntekereza ko bishobora kuba biterwa nuko byabasabaga gukora ingendo ndende bajya ku karere gusobanuza imikoreshereze y’ubutaka ariko kubera ko twatangiye kubegereza izo serivisi ku urwego rw’umurenge ndibaza ko hari ibizahinduka”.

Umunyamabanga nshingwabikorwa w’umurenge wa Giheke Nsabimana Theogene avuga ko kuba abaturage bo mucyaro bataramenya ko bagomba gusorera ubutaka bifite ishingiro kuko ari gahunda ije vuba gusa ngo uko bagenda barushaho kwegerezwa izo serivisi bizakemuka

Ubusanzwe abaturage bishyura amahoro y’ubutaka batuyeho cyangwa bacururizaho aho kuri metero kare 1 batanga amafaranga 5 buri mwaka.

EBM users get rewarded

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Fifty business men and women in Rubavu district have been rewarded for using and implementing the use of Electronic Billing Machines (EBM) which were introduced and the new tax and receipt system which was introduced last year.

The EBM lottery, sponsored by the Rwanda Revenue Authority is part of the agenda aimed at encouraging Rwandans to ask for receipts whenever they conduct any business transaction.

So far 200 persons have been rewarded since July 2015, with prizes ranging from TV sets, cash prizes and Cars.

One of the lucky winners, Phocas Twagirayezu, a university student said that his luck of winning is because he participates in government programs and knows the value of accountability.

“Whenever I conduct business with traders I ask for a receipt, if the trader cannot provide one, I find another trader who does. This is because I value taxes as a source of development” Twagirayezu said.

Rwanda Revenue Authority has taken its campaign to schools and has tasked university students to sensitise the public about Value Added Tax as part of efforts to scale up the use of electronic billing machines (EBM) by tax payers.

Buisnesses which are supposed to comply by the EBM system include traders with businesses of Rwf5 million in a business quarter, mainly small-and-medium entrepreneurs, and those with business turn over above Rwf20million a year.

A total of 8,096 VAT-registered taxpayers had acquired EBMs as of June 30, 2015 reflecting a 67.9 per cent increase from 4,821 same period in 2014.

Currently, there are over 12,000 VAT-registered taxpayers, 8,623 of whom have EBMs with the total number of the machines distributed at 10,054.

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