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Government Approves Second Special Economic Zone

by Oswald Niyonzima
2:43 pm

Kigali Leather Limited, a footwear factory in Ntarama, Bugesera district. Government has approved special economic zone for the district 

After the success of Kigali Special Economic Zone located at Masoro in Gasabo District, Rwanda is establishing another special economic zone in Bugesera District, Eastern Province.

On Monday, November 19th, the Cabinet Meeting approved the Prime Minister’s Order establishing Bugesera Special Economic Zone (BSEZ), which will be the second Rwanda’s Special Economic Zone to be approved.

While all the districts in Rwanda have special economic zones where investors establish factories, BSEZ becomes the second to be approved by the cabinet after Kigali Special Economic Zone.

In other decisions, the cabinet boosted several institutions with more staff. It approved the Presidential Order on secondment of one Senior Officer (SP Rank) and 34 Junior Officers to be seconded to the Rwanda Forensic Laboratory (RFL).

Fifteen non-commissioned police officers were also transferred to Rwanda Forensic Laboratory through a ministerial order on secondment.

The newly established Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) was given ten more staff.

The Government has also appointed several civil servants.

In Workforce Development Authority (WDA), Pascal Gatabazi was appointed Director General, replacing Jérôme Gasana who has been serving in this capacity since WDA inception in January 2008.

In Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA), MUNYAMPENDA Imena was appointed Director General, while SIBOMANA Mathias was appointed Director General of Road Maintenance Fund (RMF).

Michelle Micomyiza Ntukanyagwe is new Head of Policy, Planning, Scholarship and Fund Management Department at Rwanda Higher Education Council (HEC).

The latter has big tasks ahead including the recovery of billions of Rwandan francs of students’ loans which the government has so far failed to recover.

Meanwhile, the National Human Rights Commission informed the cabinet that the institution was accredited with status “A” for the 4th time. The status is conferred to National Human Rights Institutions that fully comply with the Human Rights principles.