Business community calls for stronger Public-private partnerships

Business community calls for stronger Public-private partnerships

Gerard Nkusi Mukubu

The  Government  has  engaged the private sector   mainly in  policy making  and reviews as well as  development projects  that are geared towards socio-economic  development, but  sector players  say needs to  increased.

More efforts to  strengthen  the   public- private   partnership-PPP dialogue is vital towards   providing  ability to the private sector to push the  economy to middle income, a country’s ambitious  target by 2020.

Experts  believe that    by  the government engaging  the private   sector  in a dialogue  would help  address  the challenges the  latter  is facing that  would otherwise hamper its  efforts  to  drive the  economy.

“The public-private dialogue has been ongoing and has produced substantive results that have supported the business operations but we need to do it at all levels,” said Gerard Nkusi Mukubu, acting chief executive officer of private Sector Federation.

Mukubu  is optimistic that   by  engaging the private sector  at  all  planning levels  mainly in   drafting and enacting policies and regulations that affect the  business operations   would  bolster  the sector  production.

The private Sector federation-PSF is an umbrella organization that advocates for the private sector.

Accordingly, the dialogue is  seen as an  opportunity  to   proactively  engage the   private sector   in  government’s  agenda   for  national growth as enshrined  in  the country’s  vision 2020.

“Private sector activities straddle almost all sectors of the economy; what we are trying to find out is what you intend to focus on in the coming fiscal year and how the government can facilitate,”Amb. Claver Gatete, Minister of Finance said earlier.

The business community, under their umbrella body, Private Sector Federation (PSF), urged the government to always engage them at every level when drafting and enacting policies and regulations that affect business operations. “The government should also build the capacity of trade support institutions and business associations,” they said.

The Minister for Finance and Economic Planning Claver Gatete said the dialogue identified areas where to further strengthen   the   dialogue.

The Minster says that the  government has identified several investment opportunities that the  private sector  could  take over or  partner  with  the  government  in executing  development projects.

Huye: Abasorera imitungo itimukanwa barimo akarere miliyoni zisaga 40

Huye: Abasorera imitungo itimukanwa barimo akarere miliyoni zisaga 40

Raporo y’imisoro n’amahoro y’Akarere ka Huye yo kuva mu mwaka wa 2011 kugeza muwa 2014, igaragaza ko abakwiye gusora umusoro ku nyungu z’ubukode bw’amazu, umusoro ku mutungo utimukanwa no ku mahoro yakwa ku bukode barimo aka karere miriyoni zisaga 50.

Icyakora, nk’uko komisiyo y’imari n’iterambere ry’ubukungu y’Inama Njyanama y’Akarere ka Huye yabigaragaje ubwo njyanama y’aka karere yateranaga ku itariki ya 27/3/2015, hari ababarwaho imyenda igera kuri miriyoni 10 nyamara barishyuye. Ngo ni ngombwa ko ababishinzwe babahanaguraho uyu mwenda.

Na none, mu babarwaho imyenda harimo abaturage batuye mu gice cyiswe icy’umujyi, nyamara nta bikorwaremezo bihongerera agaciro birahagezwa. Aho ni nko mu Kagari ka Kaburemera ho mu Murenge wa Ngoma.

Inama Njyanama y’Akarere ka Huye yasabye ko akarere kakwiha imyaka ibiri yo kuba kamaze kugeza ibikorwaremezo muri aka gace, bityo bakabona gusoreshwa nk’ababa mu mujyi. Mu gihe ibikorwaremezo bitarahagezwa, ngo ubutaka bwabo buzajya busora nk’ubwo mu gice cy’icyaro (hazajya hasora ubungana na ha2 kuzamura).

Mu babarwaho iriya myenda kandi harimo abandikiye akarere basaba gusonerwa imisoro. Muri bo harimo abatuye mu Murenge wa Tumba bagaragaza ko batishoboye, bamwe bakaba batuye mu mazu bubakiwe na Leta cyangwa abaterankunga.

Mu basaba gusonerwa harimo n’abasora neza kuri iki gihe, ariko bakaba bafite ibirarane bya mbere ya 2012 bifuza kuba babikurirwaho.

Aba bose ngo bazatumirwa ku buyobozi bw’Akarere, humvwe ishingiro ry’ibibazo byabo. Gusa, inama njyanama yagaragaje ko “kuba umuntu abasha gusora ubungubu, nta cyamubuza kuba yasora n’ibirarane.”

Abatabarirwa imisoro y’ubutaka kandi batuye mu mujyi bazishyuzwe

Komisiyo y’Imari n’iterambere ry’ubukungu y’Inama Njyanama y’Akarere ka Huye kandi yasanze hari abatuye mu Mudugudu wa Gaseke, Akagari ka Rango A, Umurenge wa Mukura, aha akaba ari mu gice cy’umujyi, batajya bishyuzwa umusoro ku butaka  bakoreraho imirimo y’ubuhinzi, nyamara bagakwiye kwishyura amafaranga 6 kuri m2.

Hafashwe icyemezo rero ko bazabarurwa, hanyuma bakazajya basora uko bikwiye

Gisagara: VUP beneficiaries commend cooperative over social development

 

Gisagara: VUP beneficiaries commend cooperative over social development

Commercial house built by Amizero Kansi cooperative for direct support beneficiaries in Kansi sector of Gisagara district

Beneficiaries of Direct support, à component of Vision Umurenge Programme (VUP) in Kansi sector in Gisagara district commended the co-operative over social and economic development.

This comes after 257 beneficiaries formed “Amizero Kansi” cooperative and used the contributions to set up a commercial house worth Rwf22 million in Kansi sector in Gisagara district.

Cooperatives are a potential vehicle through which the Cooperatives members could create employment and expand access to income-generating activities, develop their business potential, including entrepreneurial and managerial capacities through education and training among others.

Every member contributed Rwf7500 every month and the house was built without a bank loan.

The cooperatives’ commercial house is rented at Rwf205.000 every month

The president of the cooperative, Jeanne Francoise Nyirangezahayo, 64 and physically disabled revealed that the decision was taken after seeking advice from other people, saying its a way of achieving self-reliance incase support stops.

“We thought advice from others because we thought spending all the money without saving is not wise. We decided to construct a commercial house that generates income every month ” said Nyirangezahayo.

Jérôme Rutaburingoga, executive secretary of Kansi sector confirmed that money collected from renting the commercial building supports the cooperative members to meet their needs even without direct support.

” At first, it was the sector to take care in case one of the beneficiaries fell sick but now they are capable of paying for medical bills and develop socially ” said Rutaburingoga.

Cooperative members plan to expand and venture in other businesses like selling crops.

Vision 2020 Umurenge Programme (VUP) is an Integrated Local Development Program to Accelerate Poverty Eradication, Rural Growth, and Social Protection.

Gisagara : Abahabwa inkunga y’ingoboka  Biyubakiye inzu ibinjiriza amafaranga

Gisagara : Abahabwa inkunga y’ingoboka  Biyubakiye inzu ibinjiriza amafaranga

Inzu y’ubucuruzi yubatswe n’abahabwa inkunga y’ingoboka

Abahabwa inkunga y’ingoboka muri gahunda ya VUP mu murenge wa Kansi mu karere ka Gisagara biyubakiye inzu y’ubucuruzi, kugira ngo amafaranga bahabwa buri kwezi arusheho kubagirira akamaro kuko byashobokaga ko yabapfira ubusa.

Abahabwa  iyi nkunga y’ingoboka mu murenge wa Kansi ni 257, bibumbiye muri koperative yitwa Amizero Kansi.

Iyi nzu yubatswe n’aba baturage bari basanzwe bazwi ku izina ry’abatishoboye ubu ikoreramo akabari kitwa Bar Akabando k’iminsi.

Amafaranga yubatse iyi nzu yakomotse ku mafaranga yaheraga ku bihumbi 7500 yatangwaga n’abanyamuryango, akiyongera bitewe n’abantu bagize umuryango.

Nta nguzanyo ya banki bitabaje, bakoresheje ayo bagiye begeranya none ubu bakuyemo inzu ikodeshwa amafaranga 205.000 buri kwezi.

Nyirangezahayo Jeanne Francoise w’imyaka 64, akaba afite ubumuga bw’ingingo ni we uhagarariye Koperative amizero Kansi. Uyu mukecuru avuga ko iki gikorwa bagitekereje babanje kugisha inama abandi mu rwego rwo kwiteganyiriza, kuko babonaga igihe inkunga yahagarara basigara ntacyo bafite.

Ati « Twagishije abantu inama kuko twabonaga niduherera mu kurya gusa umuntu azapfa ntabone icyo ashyingurwamo, maze twubaka inzu ubu ikaba iduha amafaranga »

Rutaburingoga Jérôme, umunyamabanga nshingwabikorwa w’umurenge wa Kansi avuga ko amafaranga ava mu bukode bw’iyi nzu agoboka abanyamuryango, ku buryo ngo no mu gihe izindi nkunga zaba zidahari babona ikibafasha.

Ati « Mbere uwarwaraga muri bo wasangaga nanone umurenge ariwo ugombye kumwitaho ariko ubu bikemurira ibibazo byabo kandi ubona ko batera imbere »

Ubuyobozi bw’umurenge wa Kansi buvuga kandi ko mu rwego rwo gufasha ba nyiri iyi koperative gucunga neza umutungo wabo, birinze ko iyi nzu ari bo ubwabo bayikoreramo, babafasha kubona uyikodesha buri kwezi akabaha amafaranga 205000.

Iyi nzu ab abaturage biyubakiye ifite agaciro ka miliyoni 22, bakaba bateganya ko uko bazagenda babona inyungu bazagura ibikorwa byabo ndetse bakaba banagera mu bucuruzi bw’imyaka.

Rusizi: Abacuruzi bambukiranya imipaka babangamiwe na Serivisi bahabwa kuruhande rwa Congo

Rusizi: Abacuruzi bambukiranya imipaka babangamiwe na Serivisi bahabwa kuruhande rwa Congo

Hashize amezi arenga abiri abakora ubucuruzi bwambukiranya imipaka n’abandi banyarwanda barimo n’abanyeshuri bigira muri Congo badahabwa serivisi nziza ibyo bigatuma akazi kabo gapfa.

Daniel Sindayiheba ni umwe mubacuruzi bakunze kujya gushaka ibicuruzwa mu mujyi wa Bukavu kimwe na bagenzibe ngo basigaye babyuka saa kumi z’ijoro kugirango barebe ko bakira umurongo w’abantu baba birunze muri congo babuze uko batambuka kubera gutinzwa.

Iyo ugeze ku mupaka uhuza URwanda na Congo kuruhande rwa Congo uhita ubona umurongo muremure ugaragaza ko serivisi zitihutishwa nkuko bigaragarira amaso  , kubera iyo serivisi abanyarwanda bamwe basigaye barambirwa bakigarukira mu Rwanda kubera ko hari abagenda butaracya umunsi ukaba wa kwira batarahabwa serivisi bityo bakaba bifuza ko ubuyobozi bwabafasha kubakemurira ibibazo.

Ku ruhande rw’Abanyeshuri bigira muri Congo batifuje gutangaza amazina yabo bo bavuga ko batakiga kuko ngo iyo bageze kumupaka wa Congo birirwa bicaye aho nugize amahirwe akambuka ngo asanga umwarimu ageze amasomo kure ndetse iyo ngo bari bukore ikizamini basanga bagenzi babo barangije ibyo bigatuma bahura n’ikibazo cyo gutsindwa kandi bitari ngombwa

Rusizi: Abacuruzi bambukiranya imipaka babangamiwe na Serivisi bahabwa kuruhande rwa Congo

Iyo ubajije aba bose binubira iyo mikorere ya Congo impamvu babona congo itanoza imikorere bavuga ko batayizi gusa ngo ibyo bibonera n’amaso yabo ni uko abatanga serivisi baba biyicariye aho gukora akazi bagakomeza kwiganirira hagati yabo bisekera kandi abantu bari babahagaze imbere

Kuruhande rw’abayobozi bashinzwe abinjira n’abasohoka mu Rwanda umuvugizi w’uru rwego Ange avuga ko ibibazo nkibyo bajya bagerageza kubiganiraho n’uruhande rwa Congo ariko hakibazwa impamvu bitarangira Gusa ubwo komiseri Mukuru w’ikigo cy’igihugu cy’imisoro n’amahoro Richard TUSHABE yageraga mu karere ka Rusizi kuwa 13/02/2015, kureba ibibazo abacuruzi bahura nabyo cyane cyane abakora ubucuruzi bwambukiranya imipaka yijeje abacuruzi  bo mu karere ka Rusizi ko ibi bibazo bizakemuka biciye mu biganiro bazagirana n’abashinzwe ubucuruzi muri DRC.

Government calls for more cooperatives

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With the government’s plan of encouraging access to financial services, more so in the rural communities, Co-operatives have proved the perfect linkage to these previously desperately sought after services.

Since the turn of the millennium more than 5,000 co-operatives have been formed across the country as the government seeks to ensure all Rwandans are able to acquire financial services thus achieving its vision 2020 target.

In fact the success of these savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOS) can be underlined in the fact that some of these associations have now been formally classified as banks, a fact that states their vibrant growth.

Umurenge SACCOs is a Government initiative aimed at increasing the accessibility of financial services to Rwandan citizens. The concept of Umurenge Savings and Credit Cooperatives was based on an understanding that banks and other financial institutions were more concentrated in urban areas whilst the majority of the Rwandan populations live in rural areas.

Banks and other financial institutions were also not able to provide financial services that were ideal to serve the poor. Establishing a SACCO in every Umurenge was aimed at bridging this gap.

The objective was to encourage local citizens to use financial institutions to enable them to save and access loans and ultimately providing them with the opportunity to build financial security that would better enable them to manage financial shocks and to invest in business opportunities. This would, in turn, allow them to move out of chronic poverty and improve their livelihoods.

Francois Kanimba, the Minister of Trade and Industry said that majority of the people are now using financial   institutions following the introduction of Umurenge SACCO.

“Cooperatives are considered as one of the best tools to speed up achievements in various national programs towards our Vision 2020,” the Minister said, adding that; ““Since 2005, our Government is committed to deeply restructure the Sector of cooperative development.” The minister noted while speaking to this reporter.

In a bid to ensure that these cooperatives work at a set government standard; the national Bank of Rwanda (BNR) is responsible for regulating them and providing licenses to these SACCOS.

“You do not want a situation where people are cheated by a cooperative,” John Rwangobwa the governor of BNR noted while giving reason to why the bank regulates them.

Such has been the great impact of these cooperatives that more than 3.2 million (72 percent) adults have registered with these associations.

Some of these cooperatives such as Inkudamahoro cooperative and Adarwa cooperative have expanded into large scale multi complex business owners.

But all is not rosy for the cooperatives as Nyamirambo’s women center co-operative, a cooperative made of women dealing in handcrafts can testify, “it has not been easy getting financial support for our kind of business,” Rose Uweera a member of the cooperative testifies.

But despite such hiccups the number of people being uplifted almost two million people out of poverty since their inception and one would deem the project a success for now.

Nyamagabe: gucuruza ikigage byakijije bamwe

Uretse kuba ikigage ari ifunguro rya bamwe mu baturage ba Nyamagabe kuko ribatunze, abakora ubucuruzi bwacyo byabateje imbere babasha kwigurira mutuweli, kwishyurira abana amashuri ndetse n’abiga muri za kaminuza.

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Uhereye mu mujyi wa Nyamagabe, ukambuka ukajya no muyindi mirenge igize aka karere usanga mu dusentere tw’ubucuruzi 2/4 by’ibyumba by’ubucuruzi bipimirwamo ikigage, kiba kitabiriwe n’umubare uteri muke w’abaturage.

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Kigalitoday yaganiriye na bamwe mu baturage banywa ikigage bo mu isentere y’ubucuruzi ya Musebeya, batangazako ikigage ari byo biryo byabo kuko iyo bakinyweye bajya mu mirima bagahinga bagacyura umubyizi.

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Uwitwa Eduwaridi Habiyaremye avuga ko ikigage aricyo kimutera imbaraga zo gukora akiriza umunsi ameze neza bitandukanye n’urwagwa.

Yagize ati: “impamvu nkunda ikigage nk’ubu nkora akazi k’ubukarani, iyo ntanyweye ikigage ntago mbona imbaraga zo gukora ariko iyo nakinyweye ndakora ni nk’ibiryo.”

Uretse n’abakinywa gusa abagicuruza byabagize abakungu kuko babasha kwishyura amashuri y’abana biga kaminuza.

Uwitwa Beyata Uwimana upima ikigage aragira ati: “abantu bino ntibamenyereye ibintu by’ibyayi ariko ikigage buri wese n’umwana n’umuturage agiye guhinga asamura ikigage kandi ugasanga bigeza sa sita agikomeye.”

Akomeza avuga ko kuri we kubera ukuntu ikigage gikundwa atareka kugicuruza kuko kimubeshejeho we n’abana be batandatu kandi yanabashije kubakamo inzu agura n’ikibanza

Aragira ati: “ntago nagasubiza inyuma kuko karantunze kantungiye abana 6 mfite, hari numwe nashoboye kurihira ayisumbuye ubu ari muri kaminuza agiye kurangiza.

Patricie Mukandekezi umucuruzi ukomeye w’ikigage mu karere ka Nyamagabe, yemereye guverineri w’intara y’amajyepho, ubwo yatangaga ubuhamya ku munsi w’abagore agaragaza uko cyamutejimbere, ko ateganya gushinga uruganda rutunganya ikigage cy’umwimerere.

Amasaka yengeshwa ibi bigage akaba aturuka mu bihugu nka Tanzaniya n’ubugande ndetse n’amanyarwanda ariko usanga atera muri aka karere ka Nyamagabe, ikiro kikaba kigurwa amafaranga agera kuri 370.

Rutsiro: Abacuruzi batangaza ko gufungirwa hato na Hato bibateza igihombo.

Abacuruzi batangaza ko gufungirwa hato na Hato bibateza igihombo

Tariki ya 12 werurwe 2015, ubwo habaga inama yahuje impuguke muri PSF (Private Sector Federation) n’ihuriro ry’abikorera mu karere ka Rutsiro abo bacuruzi batangaje ko gufungirwa amaduka hato na hato bibagusha mu gihombo kandi basabwa gutanga imisoro.

abacuruzi basanga Inzego za Leta zakwiga uburyo batakomeza kujya bafungirwa kandi bagomba kuyiha imisoro kuko iyo misoro ngo ari amafaranga baba bakuye mu bucuruzi bwabo.

Abacuruzi batangaza ko gufungirwa hato na Hato bibateza igihombo. 2

Karangwa Pierre umwe mu bacuruzi muri Congo Nil yagize ati” twebwe abacuruzi dukunze kubangamirwa n’uburyo rimwe na Rimwe badufungira kubera gahunda zimwe na Zimwe, kandi dukenewe ho imisoro tukaba dusaba ko bajya bagerageza bakatwihanganira tuzi ko twese ikituraje ishinga ari ukubaka igihugu”

Nsanzimfura Jean Damascène Umuyobozi w’Akarere Wungirije Ushinzwe Ubukungu yavuze ko icyaburaga ari ibiganiro aho wasangaga bamwe bavuga ko ari bo babangamiwe ariko ko Leta ifunga amaduka n’ama butike ku mpamvu runaka avuga ko bagiye kubivugana bakazabifatira umwanzuro.

Yagize ati “icyaburaga ni ibiganiro hagati y’impande zombi ariko nyuma y’uko duhuye aho kugira ngo buri ruhande ruvuge ko rubangamiwe tuzicara tufatane umwanzuro”

Mubirigi Jean Baptiste impuguke muri PSF (Private Sector Fédération) yagiriye inama impande zombi aho yaba Inzego za Leta n’abikorera bagomba kwicara bakaganira aho kubikora ku buryo bwihuse.

Abikorera muri Rutsiro bagarutse cyane kukuba Ubuyobozi nk’iyo habaye umupira babafungisha kandi batabona impamvu umupira watuma bafunga ikindi kandi ni uko ngo n’iyo batumiwe mu nama y’abaturage batayitangariza igihe.

Muri iyo nama hafashwe umwanzuro ko abacuruzi bazajya bafungirwa ari uko ari inama ireba abaturaege bose kandi igatangirira igihe ntinarenze amasaha 2 cyangwa se  umucuruzi ufite TN Number yajya asigaho umukozi kandi yanamenyeshejwe iyo nama hakiri kare.

Youths receive startup kits to boost access to capital

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The government moves to provide startup kits to youths in a bid to   increase access to capital, enabling youths to create own businesses; an initiative that will close the   lack of funds to kick start youth led businesses.

Although the country’s SMEs population constitutes around 80 percent of the private sector businesses, few are owned and started by youths.

Ibambasi Jean Claude, the In charge of good governancecivic information education and culture inMinistryof youth and ICT says that youths that  are trained in   business skills  will be facilitated to  access start  up  kits.

“We started with the cooperative of 12 youths that were trained in tailoring,” Ibambasi said

The youths are being trained   by Digital Opportunity-DOT Rwanda in collaboration with Youth, employment and productive center, a youth one stop center by Ministry of youth and ICT.

“We are equipping these youth with   business skills that will put into reality their ideas or   scale up the existing businesses,” said Emmanuel Nzeyimana, country program Manager for DOT Rwanda.

Accordingly, the cooperative   received a startup kit in form of rent for two years which is nonrefundable to help them set up business; a solution experts believe will solve the challenge of lack of capital among the youth.

Ibambasi says that another group of 40 youths that are soon completing their training will receive   sewing machines, to help them

Lack of access to capital by youths, according to Ibambasi has been a major challenge hindering the government’s efforts to increase   startups by youths as well as job creation.

To  close the  unemployment  gap, the government under its  long term development strategy  aims at  creating  over  200,000 off farm  jobs every  year  by 2020 with  one of the  approaches being  giving youth employable skills to the youth to start  their own businesses.

Nyamagabe: Kutagira ubumenyi buhagije ku misoro nicyo gituma bamwe batayishyura

Nyamagabe: Kutagira ubumenyi buhagije ku misoro nicyo gituma bamwe batayishyura

Kutagira ubumenyi buhagije ku misoro nicyo gituma bamwe mu baturage bakora umwuga w’ubucuruzi, batishyura imisoro rimwe bakanishyura aho batari bakwiye kwishyura kubera kudakora ibaruramari bagacururiza mu kirere gusa.

Kuri uyu wa 10 Werurwe 2015, abaturage bakora umwuga w’ubucuruzi butandukanye mu mujyi wa Nyamagabe, umurenge wa Gasaka bahuguwe kubijyanye n’amoko y’imisoro kuyitandukanya n’amahoro ndetse banakangurirwa kujya batangira imisoro igihe.

Abacuruzi badutangarije ko impamvu badatanga imisoro cyangwa hakabaho ubukererwe ari uko baba batayisobanukiwe.

Nyamagabe: Kutagira ubumenyi buhagije ku misoro nicyo gituma bamwe batayishyura

Uwitwa Claudine Uwizeye aravugako nk’abaturage bacuruza batinangira gutanga imisoro ko impamvu aruko imwe baba batanayizi ahubwo ko baba bakeneye amahugurwa ahagije.

Yagize ati: “ntabwo arukwinangira, ahubwo ni ubufatanye na leta, hakaba ho nk’ikintu cy’amahugurwa menshi cyangwa ubusobanuro bwinshi naho ubundi ntago habaho abaturage binangira gutanga imisoro.”

Josephine Nyiramyasiro nawe wari witabiriye aya mahugurwa aravugako barushije gucengerwa n’imisoro n’akamaro kayo kuko hari byinshi batari basobanukiwe neza.

Yagize ati: “narushijeho gucengerwa n’imisoro n’amoko yayo, umuntu agatanga imisoro azi icyo ayitangiye, azi n’ubwoko bwayo kandi imisoro idufasha muri byinshi ko igihugu ariyo ikoresha mu mishinga myinshi iteza abantu imbere.”

Gucengerwa n’akamaro k’imisoro ndetse no kugira umuhate mu gusora bizorohereza akarere kandi binagire uruhare mu iterambere ryako.

Madam Immacule Mukarwego Umuhoza, umuyobozi w’akarere wungirije ushinzwe ubukungu n’iterambere yadutangarijeko amahugurwa nk’aya afasha abaturage kurushaho gusobanukirwa ibyo bakora.

Yagize ati: “iyo usubiye inyuma ukareba abenshi imisorere yabo usanga batazi n’impamvu basora, bakaba babikora kubera gutinya cyangwa bagakwepa, iyo rero bahuye gutya bakamenya impamvu bakwiye gusora, bizamura imyumvire yabo, natwe bikatworohera”

Abacuruzi bakaba bagiriwe inama yo kujya bakora ibaruramibare kugira ngo basore banungutse kuko hari abo usanga basoze ntanicyo binjije.

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