Nyaruguru: Urubyiruko rurasabwa kudasuzugura akazi

Nyaruguru: Urubyiruko rurasabwa kudasuzugura akazi

Bamwe mu rubyiruko rwo mu karere ka Nyaruguru barasaba bagenzi babo birirwa bavuga ko akazi kabuze kwirinda bene iyo mvugo, ahubwo ngo bagakora imirimo yose ntawo basuzuguye, kuko ngo nta murimo mubi ubaho.

Ibi ni ibitangazwa na bamwe mu rubyiruko rwibumbiye muri koperative “Twiteze imbere”, ikora ibikoresho biva mu mpu, ikorera mu murenge wa Kibeho mu karere ka Nyaruguru.

Nyaruguru: Urubyiruko rurasabwa kudasuzugura akazi

Abagize iyi koperative bavuga ko bakiri bake cyane ku buryo ngo batabasha gukora ibikoresho byinshi nyamara kandi ngo hari bamwe mu rubyiruko birirwa ku dusantere ntacyo bakora, abandi bagasuzugura imirimo bakora bavuga ko nta mumaro yabagirira.

Mutuyeyezu Eric, umwe mu bagize koperative “Twiteze imbere”, akaba ayimazemo amezi ane gusa. Avuga ko nyuma yo kurangiza kwiga amashuri y’icyiciro rusange ntabashe gukomeza amashuri ye, ngo yahise yinjira mu ishuri ryigisha kudoda no gukora inkweto mu mpu.

Nyaruguru: Urubyiruko rurasabwa kudasuzugura akazi

Kuri ubu Mutuyeyezu arahamya ko mu gihe amaze akora uyu murimo amaze kuwukuramo byinshi birimo no kuba yarabashije gushinga urugo, kandi akaba yitunze n’umuryango we.

Kuri Mutuyeyezu ngo bamwe mu rubyiruko bagisuzugura akazi ako ariko kose ntibari bakwiye kubikora, kuko ngo nta kazi kabi kabaho.

Agira ati:” Abenshi mu banga kuza ngo dufatanye ni ababa babipinga (babisuzugura), ngo gukora inkweto nta kazi karimo, ngo ni umwuga usebeje, … ariko nkanjye ubikora ubu maze gushaka umugore twaranabyaye, mbese maze kugira icyo nigezaho jye n’umuryango wanjye, kandi nkanarihira abavandimwe banjye amashuri”.

Ikibazo cyo kuba bamwe mu rubyiruko batitabira amashuri y’imyuga kandi kiranashimangirwa na Emmanuel Simugomwa uhagarariye koperative “Twiteze imbere”, uvuga ko ubu iyi koperative itarabasha gukomera ngo ikore ibikorwa bigaragara kubera ko ngo abayigize bakiri bake.

Ati:” Ubundi twe Vision (Icyerekezo) dufite ni iyo gukora ibintu tukabinoza neza, n’ubundi turabinoza ariko noneho tukabinoza kurushaho kuburyo tugira n’amasoko yo hanze. Gusa rero turacyafite ikibazo cyo kuba turi bake, urubyiruko rwo muri Nyaruguru ntirwitabira bene iyi mirimo”.

Icyakora nanone Simugomwa avuga ko iyi koperative ifite gahunda yo gukora ubukangurambaga ku rubyiruko rwo muri aka karere, bakabakangurira kubagana kugirango babigishe ubundi nabo binjire muri koperative.

Yungamo ati:”Icyo gitekerezo cyo gukangurira urubyiruko kuza kwiga turagifite kugirango tubone abanyamuryango benshi tubashe kugera ku ntego yacu”.

Habimana Tadhee umukozi w’akarere ka Nyaruguru ushinzwe imishinga y’urubyiruko nawe ntahakana ko ikibazo cy’ibura ry’akazi mu rubyiruko kiriho, gusa agasaba urubyiruko kwegera amakoperative bagakorera hamwe, kandi bagakorana n’ama banki kugirango biteze imbere.

Ati:” urubyiruko koko rufite ikibazo cy’imirimo ariko akarere ka Nyaruguru buri mwaka gafite imishinga kagenda gatera inkunga y’urubyiruko, kandi buri mwaka icyo gikorwa kiraba. Bitabujije ariko ko dukomeza no gukora ubukangurambaga ku rubyiruko tubashishikariza kwibumbira mu makoperative, kandi tukanabashishikariza gukorana n’ama banki kugirango biteze imbere”.

Mu karere ka Nyaruguru ubu habarurwa koperative zisaga 150 z’urubyiruko. Kuva mu mwaka wa 2011, koperative 36 z’urubyiruko zimaze guhabwa inkunga, mu gihe muri uyu mwaka naho hari izindi 8 zizahabwa inkunga.

New innovative ways needed to maximise World Bank Group benefits – Gatete

New innovative ways needed to maximise World Bank Group benefits - Gatete

Finance minister, Amb. Claver Gatete has asked for more innovative ways which would allow Rwanda to maximize benefits from the World Bank Group (WBG) instead of focusing only on the International Development Assistance (IDA).The IDA is the soft lending arm of the Group.

Gatete was recently hosting WBG’s Executive director, Dr. Louis Rene Peter Larose.Dr. Larose was here for talks and gaining a better understanding of the development challenges facing Rwanda, in particular Rwanda’s relationship with the World Bank.

“We need to look beyond IDA and take advantage of the Bank’s networks to tap into other resources which can support other aspects of our development plans such as facilitating the private sector to be the driver of the economic growth,” Gatete said.

He suggested the WB partner EAC countries by supporting Northern Corridor infrastructure projects which would accelerate development across the region.

WB contributes to Rwanda’s development plans by aligning its support towards Economic Development and Poverty Reduction Strategy2 (EDPRS2).

Larose said, “To fully understand development challenges facing African countries, we need to get to the ground and make proper assessments to be able to draw strategies that would indeed address these challenges.”

Larose praised government of Rwanda’s reform efforts that are transforming the country. He was impressed by the EDPRS2 targets of reducing poverty by 20% and creation of 200,000 annually.

Gakenke: Youth eye vocational workshop as key to development

Vocational workshop under construction in Gakenke district

Vocational workshop under construction in Gakenke district

As youth in Gakenke district await the completion of vocational training in Gakenke district to get different skills and create jobs for social development.

This comes when vocational workshop construction phase I is going on in Gakenke district to empower youth and other residents through skill training.

While most youth in this area survived on cultivation, the workshop will help them learn skills to create own jobs and develop socially and economically.

Under the district plan, the vocational workshop will have four houses and a commercial house where products will be sold from.

Youth eye vocational workshop as key to development

Normally, cultivation activities dominated in youth because they could not access vocational training schools but the new workshop will enable youth train in different skills, some residents said.

Theoneste Bahufite, a resident confirmed that the workshop will be a platform for youth to learn skills since it required them to go to Kigali or to another district before for vocational training.

“Youth have been going to Kigali city or in Ruhengeri to get vocational training. But now, they will be training from here and reduce on transport costs and time,” he added.

Youth eye vocational workshop as key to development

Another resident, Jack Byukusenge noted that apart from agriculture, some youth could do small temporary jobs like working on a construction site, saying a workshop will be of great use to them.

“Technical workshop will help us to create jobs and earn a living. Skills like tailoring, welding, carpentry and electrical engineering will boost our social economic development,” said Byukusenge.

Deogratias Nzamwita, mayor of Gakenke district highlighted that construction of vocational workshops is a big project that will entail all artistry activities.

“It’s a big project that will be executed in 3 phases. The first site was chosen by the district to set up a place where carpentry, welding among others will be done and taught,” he said.

It’s expected that vocational workshop construction activities phase I will cost close to Rwf32 million while the whole project will cost up to Rwf400 million.

Gakenke: Urubyiruko rwiteze byinshi ku agakiriro karimo kuhubakwa

Inyubako z’agakiriro kubakwa i gakenke

Inyubako z’agakiriro kubakwa i gakenke

Bamwe mu rubyiruko rurimo gukora imirimo yo kubaka agakiriro mu karere ka Gakenke baremeza ko biteze byinshi kuri ako gaciriro mu gihe kazaba gatangiye gukora kuko bavuga ko bazahakura ubumenyi butandukanye mubijyanye n’imyuga mu gihe kubona aho bigira imyuga byabasabaga kujya kwiga hanze y’akarere.

Mu gihe agaciriro kazaba kuzuye ngo kazagaragaramo ibikorwa by’ubukorikori butandukanye.

imirimo yo kubaka agakiriro ka gakenke iri mu cyikiro cya mbere kuko biteganyijwe ko agakiriro kazajya kuzura harimo inyubako 4 hamwe n’inzu izajya ikorerwamo ubucuruzi.

Inyubako z’agakiriro kubakwa i gakenke

Inyubako z’agakiriro kubakwa i gakenke

Ubusanzwe ngo urubyiruko rwahugiraga gusa mu mirimo y’ubuhinzi bitewe n’uko bitaboreheraga kubona uko biga ibijyanye n’imyuga gusa ngo mu gihe aka gakiriro kazaba gatangiye imirimo yako bizabafasha no kubonera aho biga iyindi myuga.

Theoneste Bahufite wo mu murenge wa Gakenke, asobanura ko mu gihe ako gakiriro kazaba kuzuye bizafasha urubyiruko rwo mu karere ka Gakenke mubijyanye no kwiga imyuga kuko ubusanzwe bajyaga kuyigira i Kigali cyangwa ahandi hatari mu karere iwabo.

Agira ati “yewe bakoraga urugendo rurerure kuko bamwe bajyaga i Kigali abandi bakajya mu Ruhengeri ariko noneho urumva ko bose bazateranira ahangaha”

Inyubako z’agakiriro kubakwa i gakenke

Inyubako z’agakiriro kubakwa i gakenke

Jack Byukusenge we asobanura ko uretse kuba barahugiraga mu kazi k’ubuhinzi ngo hariho n’abandi bakoraga ubuyede gusa ngo kuba hagiye kuboneka agakiriro ni ibintu by’ingirakamaro kuko bizabafasha muburyo bwo kumenya imyuga itandukanye

Ati “kuba hiyongereyeho agakiriro bizaba ari bintu byiza cyane kuko harimo ibintu byinshi birebana n’imyuga  (mechanical) , nko gusudira, ububaji,  hamwe n’ibijyanye n’amashanyarazi n’ubudozi urumva ko bizarushaho kudufasha”

Urutse kuba urubyiruko rwiteze byinshi kuri ako gaciriro n’abarenze icyo kigero bemeza ko mu gihe kazaba kuzuye abana babo bazabona aho bigira imyuga bugufi kuburyo bizatuma babona amafaranga bakarushaho kwiteza imbere.

Umuyobozi w’akarere ka Gakenke Deogratias Nzamwita, asobanura ko igikorwa cyo kubaka agakiriro batangiye ar’igikorwa kinini cyane kuko hazaba harimo ibijyanye nibyo abanyabukorikori bakora byose

Ati “ubundi kiriya ni igikorwa kinini dutekereza ntabwo ari iriya nyubako ya mbere gusa, ahubwo tuzongeraho n’andi nka 3,  hariya niho twahisemo ku rwego rw’akarere, hazakorerwa ibikorwa binyuranye bijyanye no kubaza, gusudira, n’ibindi bikorwa byose abanyabukorikori bakora”

Biteganyijwe ko icyikiro cya mbere cyo kubaka agakiriro izarangira itwaye amafaranga miliyoni hafi 32 mu gihe umushinga wose uzatwara amafaranga agera muri miliyoni 400.

Skills to spur Industry, service sector Growth in Rwanda

Skills to spur Industry, service sector Growth in Rwanda

Rwanda’s Industry and Service sectors are expected to grow as efforts to train more skills gain momentum, according to KalrajMshra, the union Minister of India in charge of Micro Small and Medium Enterprises-MSME

The Minister said that thecurrent governmentefforts to focus on the Vocational and technicalskills will help   the industry sector as well as the service sectorto hire local skills whichwill reduce on the   cost of operation.

“technical  and vocational   skills  not only provide jobs but also  help the key  sectors of the  country like the industry  to acquire skills to help them grow and increase their production,”  he added  while  in his  tour  to officially launch the India-Africa Vocational training Incubation  Center in Kigali. 

The India’s Minister  said that growth of the economy   will heavily  rely  on the manufacturing   and  industry sectors   in terms of  increasing   exports through   value addition  and  also  reduce  on  imports that  widen the country’s trade deficit.

The industry sector in particular has been among  infrastructure   challenges  facing the   skills gap which  required  the sector to hire from  outside  Rwanda thus  crippling its growth   that  is expected to be  26 percent to  GDP in 2020.

The center that is equipping unemployed youth with skills in manufacturing and processing    is looking at providing the needed skills to the industry and service sector as one way of boosting the sector.

“We want to see the sectors of the economy having enough skills they need and hopefully with short course   we will close the gap,” Jerome Gasana, Director General at   Workforce Development Agency-WDA said

Gasana said that the government embarked on increasing tech nail and vocational skills through establishing   vocational schools that has seen   more skills trained mainly in the hospitality sector that was hiring expertise form the region.

Ruhango: RRA yasabye amakoperative gusora kuko nayo biyareba

Ruhango: RRA yasabye amakoperative gusora kuko nayo biyareba 

Ikigo cy’igihugu gishinzwe kwinjiza imisoro n’amahoro “RRA”, kirahamagararira amakoperative yose kwibuka ko gutanga umusoro ku nyungu biyareba, bityo ntakomeze kwibwira ko yo atagomba gusora ku byo akora.

Ibi bikaba bitangajwe nyuma y’aho hakozwe igenzura bikagaragara ko amakoperative yibwiraga ko gusora bitayareba.

Ni ibyatangarijwe mu  mahugurwa y’umunsi umwe yabaye kuri uyu wa 15/01/2014, yahuje RRA, urugaga rw’amakoperative ndetse n’amakoperative akorera mu karere ka Ruhango.

Mukashyaka Dorcel, komiseri wungirije ushinzwe abasora muri RRA, avuga ko byamaze kugaragara ko amakoperative atitabira umusoro nk’uko bikwiye, akaba ari yo mpamvu RRA ifatanyije n’izindi nzego guhaguruka bakegera aho amakoperative akorera agasobanurirwa ko gusora ari ngombwa, kuko akora ibikorwa bibyara inyungu.

Katabarwa Augustin uyoboye urugaga rw’amakoperative mu Rwanda, avuga ko amwe mu makoperative yiyumvishaga ko gusora bitayareba, bityo agashiduka yagwiririwe n’ibihano.

Ati “nk’ubu hari igihe wasangaga RRA yandikiye umusoro koperative miliyoni 70 kubera n’ubukererwe, ukabano ba nyirayo baje bagutakambira bati ibi rwose n’ibiki ko kuva twatangira gukora tutaranatunga miliyoni 5 kuri konti yacu. Ubwo natwe tukajya kwinginga RRA ngo idohore tugahora muri urwo”.

Katabarwa ngo yizera ko ubwo hatangijwe ibikorwa byo gusobanurira amakoperative uko agomba gusora, n’imisora agomba gutanga, ngo hari byinshi bizahinduka mu makoperative yinangiraga gutanga imisoro.

Abagize amakoperative mu karere ka Ruhango bari bitabiriye ayo mahugurwa, bahavuye bavuga ko basobanukiwe neza n’uko bagomba gusora ndetse n’imisoro bagomba gutanga.

Byongorero Fidele, umucungamutungo wa koperative COPRORI Abahuzabikorwa ihinga umuceri mu gishanga cya Mukunguri, avuga ko amakoperative menshi yiyumvishaga ko atagomba gusora, ariko kuri ubu ngo batahanye amasomo menshi abumvisha ko gusora ari ngombwa kandi biteguye kubyubahiriza.

Amasezerano y’ubufatanye y’inzego zifite aho zihuriye n’amakoperative na RRA arebana n’uko bagomba gufatanya mu gukangurira amakoperative gusora, yasinywe tariki 04/12/2014. Iki gikorwa cyatangiriye mu karere ka Ruhango, biteganyijwe ko kizakomereza no mutundi turere.

Rutsiro: Akarere kateje cyamunara ibikoresho by’inyubako z’ibiro bitagikoreshwa.

tariki ya 13/01/2015 nibwo abantu batandukanye bitabiriye kugura ibikoresho by’inyubako y’akarere ka Rutsiro, kubera ko hagiye kubakwa inyubako nshya igendanye n’igihe akarere kazakorera mo mu minsi iri imbere.

Rutsiro: Akarere kateje cyamunara ibikoresho by’inyubako z’ibiro bitagikoreshwa.

Aho akarere kakoreraga

Umuyobozi w’akarere Gaspard Byukusenge yatubwiye ko iyi cyamunara y’ibikoresho by’inyubako ishaje yakozwe kugira ngo ababiguze babitware ubundi imirimo yo kubaka ibone gutangira bityo akarere karangire kubakwa muri uyu mwaka wa 2015.

Rutsiro: Akarere kateje cyamunara ibikoresho by’inyubako z’ibiro bitagikoreshwa.

Igishushanyo mbonera cyerekana aho akarere kazakorera

Yagize ati” Nibyo koko ibikoresho by’inyubako y’ibiro by’akarere byashyizwe ku isoko kubera ko dushaka kubaka ibindi kandi ndizera ko uyu mwaka ibiro bishya by’akarere bizaba byabonetse”.

Rutsiro: Akarere kateje cyamunara ibikoresho by’inyubako z’ibiro bitagikoreshwa.

Aho akarere kakoreraga

Umwaka ushize ubwo uyu muyobozi w’akarere yaganiraga n’itangazamakuru yavugaga ko gushaka kubaka ibiro by’akarere bishya ari mu rwego rwo kugendana n’igihe kuko inyubako yari ihari yubatswe mu myaka 35 ishize itagendanye n’igihe ikindi kandi ngo ni uko wasangaga abakozi benshi birundanyije mu biro ugasanga inyubako ntibakwiriye.

Inyubako nshya y’akarere biteganyijwe ko izatangira kubakwa mu kwezi kwa 2 ikazuzura niba ngo nta gihindutse mu kwezi kwa cyenda uyu mwaka wa 2015,  ikazuzuzura itwaye amafaranga akabakaba miliyari 1y’amafaranga y’u Rwanda.

Inyubako ishaje nimara gusenywa abakozi bazajya gukorera mu cyumba cy’inama cy’akarere aho kizakatwamo ibyumba bitandukanye.

Ibikoresho birimo amadrishya n’inzugi, amabati , amatafari n’ibindi byashyizwe ku isoko abantu babihaye agaciro ka Miliyoni zisaga 2 ariko hategerejwe umwanzuro wa nyuma wa komite nyobozi ba nyirabyo bakishyura ubundi bakabijyana.

Abakozi n’abaturage b’Akarere ka Rutsiro batangaza ko biteguranye amatsiko menshi kuzabona ibiro by’akarere kabo kubatswe nk’igorofa kubera ko bizaba ari ishema ry’ako karere n’abaturage bako.

Infrastructure hampering industrial sector growth

Infrastructure hampering   industrial   sector growth

Infrastructure challenges mainly electricity, water and good roads are hampering the growth of the country’s industry sector.

The   country’s nascent sector that contributed around 15 percent   to GDP in 2013 way down from the targeted   26 percent by 2020 is still struggling to   increase its capacity that is needed to provide value added products to boost exports.

“We need 1,200 cubic meters everyday but we have only 360 cubic meters,” said Nils Zirimwabagabo, the Commercial manager of Trust Industries Ltd, manufacturers of napkins and sanitary papers.

He adds, “This makes theindustry performs at 40 per cent of its capacity.”

Augustin Habimana, legal advisor at Master Steel industry also says that apart from the shortage of water   needed to   generate air pressure   needed for   efficient operation the industry is facing, there is a challenge of shortage of electricity that   hampers   production.

“The industry also needs 4 megawatts of power for its operation but only 2.5 megawatts is available,” he added

Minister of Trade and industry  Francois Kanimba  says that   the sector  is still facing a lot  of   challenges which hampers its contribution to  GDP  but noted that    recent  government  intervention  is likely  to   overhaul the sector.

“Such challenges affect the good performance of the industry sector but as government we are looking into these,” he said.

He adds, “When we look at the new industries that are coming up in the country, with some that have started operations, though not to 100% full capacity, we believe that production from the industry sector is increasing.”

The Minister noted that   creation of    industrial parks, across the country will  ease   the  extension of  resources such as roads, water and electricity thus  reducing  operational  costs by  industrialists which will in turn   increase  production.

The government is looking at the industrial sector to increase value added goods that can compete in the intentional markets thus able to fetch higher value that will see export receipts   increase.

Gicumbi: Traders discuss extending closing time

Byumba market

Byumba market

Traders at Byumba main market revealed that closing the market gates at 6:00 pm brings loss to their business because they get few customers during the day.

Most of their customers come to the market after work which is from 6:00pm onwards, as said by Feza Uwitonze; selling fruits and vegetables in Byumba market.

This was confirmed byEsperance Niwemugeni, who requested local authorities to extend the time to like 7:00 pm.

Alexandre Mvuyekure, mayor of Gicumbi district highlighted that the problem had been discussed during the security meeting, saying it will be addressed before the end of January 2015.

He explained that this issue had been discussed with residents during the general security meeting.

The mayor explained that they plan to install security lights inside and outside the market to ensure security of the traders before extending closing time.

Traders are optimistic that once they are allowed to operate until 7:00pm, business will improve leading to improved social condition.

 

Microfinance sector to commission study on widening bad loans

Microfinance sector to commission study on widening bad loans

The launching of new loan products for LetshegoMicrofiance, the
sector is yet to be subjected to a study to ascertain the causes
of bad loans

The country’s microfinance sector that recently faced challenges of widening Non- performing Loans-NPLs is looking at    conducting    research to cut the sector off the bad loans hook.

Rita Ngarambe, Executive Secretary, Association of Microfinance Institutions in Rwanda-AMIR says the study will help provide the basis   for action to   help the sector raise its performance   and   gain back its positive profit margins.

“We need to have scientific facts to help ustake action on the causes of these bad loans,” she noted

She noted that   the recent  efforts  by  the Association and  stakeholders  to build the capacity of   the  institutions  in management as  wells  as  loan  disbursements  had  had an  impact   on the performance but  still  NPLs  continued to grow.

“so  now we want to know where  the  challenge still lies and we address it to have  these financial  institutions  able  to  facilitate   access to  credit   without   incurring  losses,”  Ngarambe noted

Recently,  the Central  Bank announced that the  microfinance sector   that  includes  Microfinance  institutions  and  Savings and credit   cooperatives-SACCOs saw its  Non-performing loans raise  in the first  nine months of  2014 to 7.7 percent compared to the same  period  2013

Financial experts earlier   attributed  the increasing  Non  performing  loans   to failure by financial  institutions to  provide   borrowers with  detailed  info loan  information as well as  costs incurred in recovering such loans.

“This is because managing small loans costs a lot and also the delivery channels that needs to reach to Client’s vicinity,” Ngarambe noted

Nevertheless, Damien  Mugabo , Director General  at Rwanda Cooperative Agency  says that   with recent efforts to train  and  digitize  the  Savings and Credit cooperatives  will help  cushion   the   sector  from   poor performance.

“We are now helping these Savings and Credit Cooperatives to cut down costs by adopting new technologies,” he   noted

Indeed, such efforts  have  helped the sector register positive   outlook  with  its assets growing   to  Rwf 153.87 billion in the  first  nine  months of  2014 up from Rwf 126.2 billion in the same period   in  2013, while total  deposits  grew to Rwf 84.5 billion with gross  loans   increasing  by  18.4 per cent.

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