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Karongi District Back In Parliament with Same Procurement Mistakes
September,29 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Karongi district has returned to the Parliament Accounts Committee with almost the same issues concerning poor tender and project management and compliance. On top of the agenda during the PAC hearing on September 27, Karongi district was accused of failing to comply with the Auditor General's recommendations at 42% (adverse) from the required 60% benchmark…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
E-Procurement Data Susceptible to Loss- PAC 
September,28 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70660" align="alignnone" width="1069"] PAC chairpeson Valens Muhakwa[/caption] Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) has been partly blamed for a role in e-procurement irregularities that were largely noticed at the Parliament accounts committee (PAC) hearing. PAC faulted some ministries, government business entities and most of the 30 districts for failure to follow legal tendering procedures, failure…
Categories: National
Tags: Latestnews
Minecofin Blamed Over Poor Projects Management
September,27 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70622" align="alignnone" width="640"] Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning[/caption] Every year Rwanda Parliament approves loans and grants to finance the national development programs. A loan agreement proposal is normally submitted by the Ministry of Finance (Minecofin), for approval in parliament and in most cases asks lawmakers to urgently approve the agreements. The argument in…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Districts Fail to Explain Loopholes In Social Housing Program  
September,26 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70559" align="alignnone" width="800"] Bugesera among the districts that failed to explain some loopholes in housing[/caption] The Parliament has requested for tough measures to be taken against district officials who focus on their personal interests and fail to implement citizen oriented support programs. Some of the districts in this challenge include Muhanga, Bugesera and Gicumbi.…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Government Moves to Solve Gaps in District Tender, Staffing Gaps
September,25 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70494" align="alignnone" width="1200"] Gicumbi district, one of institutions with tender issues[/caption] The Government has announced plans of recruiting more district and hospital staff in the wake of the Parliament faulting district officials with lack of due diligence in duty which has led to poor service delivery. These gaps were cited in the ongoing Public…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Bar Owners Get New Guidelines to Reopen
September,24 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda government has released specific guidelines which will have to be followed as bars and drinking joints start to reopen after one year and half closure due to Covid-19. The new guidelines released by Ministry of Trade and Industry (Minicom) in collaboration with Rwanda Development Board(RDB) follow cabinet meeting decision to reopen bars gradually effective…
Categories: National
Tags: Coronavirus
PAC Discovers Strange Forgery In Districts’ Tenders
September,23 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70443" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Nyamagabe District offices[/caption] The Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) has tasked Rwanda Public Procurement Authority (RPPA) to follow up on a new illegal culture where government officials borrow tender contracts for use in implementing other tenders. This recommendation was sent out at a PAC hearing this September 23, 2021 in which Nyamagabe…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
Bank of Kigali, Umuhuza Launch Community Libraries
September,23 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Bank of Kigali in collaboration with a local non-governmental organization ‘Umuhuza’ has unveiled three community based libraries that will improve the reading culture in Rwanda. The facilities were inaugurated in Rutunga sector, Gasabo District on September 21 a day which coincides with the annual celebration of the National Literacy month 2021. The libraries were…
Categories: Companies
Tags: BK
Relocation of Refugees In Rwanda: A Journey Worth the Cost
September,22 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70409" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Refugees embarking from Gihembe to Mahama[/caption] It's 4am, on a  good Monday that is September 20 at Gicumbi Catholic Church guest house. The full moonlight is hanging over the hills. While back home the talk of the city  was a terrorism case hearing, my teammates were getting prepared to witness the…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
Rwanda Relocates Congolese Refugees to Safe Areas
September,20 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70266" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Congolese refugees board to Mahama[/caption] The Ministry in charge of Emergency Management (Minema) has officially kicked off a process of relocating refugees living in high risk zones to low risk camp areas. The relocation, in collaboration with the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) started this Monday morning, September 20, 2021 with…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Refugees
Districts Rebuked Over Lack of Due Diligence in Services
September,18 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Parliamentary Building. Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has commended districts for improving compliance of the Auditor General's organic but cited major loopholes in community development programs and financial (budget) management. These areas of weakness such as; negligence of duty especially delivery of citizens based services, poor project planning and execution among major ones have…
Categories: National
Tags: Parliament
COVID-19: Global Nurses Council Commends Rwanda’s Progress
September,17 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70220" align="alignnone" width="1080"] Howard Catton, ICN CEO[/caption] The International Council of Nurses (ICN) has commended the government of Rwanda for supporting and improving conditions of nurses and midwives amidst Covid-19 challenges. ICN CEO, Howard Catton said that Rwanda has stood out among best performing countries through investing in public health, in the face of…
Categories: National
Tags: Rwanda Health
Kwita Izina: Global Media, Tour Agents Introduced to Rwanda’s Tourism Package
September,16 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70189" align="alignnone" width="822"] Tourists embark to a tour of Rwanda starting with City of Kigali, September 16[/caption] Rwanda Development Board has kicked off the annual Visit Rwanda 'Familiarization Trip' (Fam Trip) to encourage visitors to join the county's conservation journey. The Fam Trip is held annually ahead of the Gorilla naming ceremony-Kwita Izina, which…
Categories: National
Tags: Tourism
RDB Commended for Heeding Auditor General’s Recommendations
September,16 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70145" align="alignnone" width="800"] Bringing and registering businesses is one of core mandates of Rwanda Development Board(RDB)-Pictured here, Afriprecast official(R) explains to President Paul Kagame how they make their construction materials -Afriprecast launch, December 19, 2017. Photo Credit: Urugwiro[/caption] Rwanda Development Board has been commended for improving its collaboration and communication with other institutions which…
Categories: National
Tags: Tourism
Rwanda Education Board Derailing Quality of Education – PAC
September,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Quality of education was sabotaged due to changes in books and language of instructionPoor planning and tender management has been blamed on former Rwanda Education Board (REB) which today include Rwanda Basic Education Board and more. The Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this Wednesday analyzed the auditor’s reports and found that REBs poor planning cost…
Categories: National
Tags: Education
Swedish PhD Scholarship Program for Rwanda Could Be Extended to 2026
September,15 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70128" align="alignnone" width="681"] File foto-credit: University of Rwanda. Amb. Jenny Ohlsson and Dr Uzziel Ndagijimana during the signing of agreement that granted PhD scholarships to Rwanda in 2019[/caption] The University of Rwanda (UR) has revealed that the Swedish PhD research program for Rwanda will be extended to 2026, following its setback and interruptions caused…
Categories: National
Tags: Education
RIB Arrests Suspected Serial Rapist 
September,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested and detained a suspected serial rapist whose allegedly conned women and girls into offering them jobs with intent to rape them. The suspect identified by RIB as Theogene Bagaragaza, 35yrs, a resident of Gasabo district in Kigali city was arrested this Tuesday and is currently held at Nyarugenge RIB…
Categories: National
Tags: Crimes
University of Rwanda Put on Spot over Health Insurance, Performance  
September,14 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_68455" align="alignnone" width="613"] University of Rwanda headquarters in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda Parliament has asked the University of Rwanda to clean up its house in administration, finance and project management if the institution is to live up to its core values of educating the cream of the country. Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday probed…
Categories: National
Tags: Education
Rwandair Adds Lubumbashi, Goma to Its Routes
September,13 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda's national carrier - Rwandair has announced plans to add Lubumbashi and Goma, two towns of Democratic Republic of Congo(DRC) to its routes soon. The airline said it will respectively inaugurate on September 29 and October 15 bi-weekly flights to Lubumbashi, the mining capital of the DRC, and Goma, capital of the province of North…
Categories: Economy
Tags: Rwandair
Rwanda Has Indelible Governance Lessons – Liberia Speaker of Parliament
September,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70038" align="alignnone" width="823"] Dr. Bhofal Chambers, Liberian parliament speaker and Rwanda's speaker of Parliament chats as Musa Fazili, deputy speaker of Rwanda Parliament looks on[/caption] Rwanda’s Speaker of Parliament Chamber of Deputies, Donatille Mukabalisa has received in Kigali her counterpart, Dr. Bhofal Chambers, who is in Rwanda for an official visit. On Saturday September…
Categories: International
Tags: Rwanda Parliament
‘Save Generations Organization’ Contributing to Bridging Gender Digital Divide 
September,12 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70027" align="alignleft" width="430"] Hakim Mugenyi, Head of Communication Department at Save Generations Organization[/caption] Save Generations Organization (SGO) in collaboration with Urgent Action Fund (UAF) Africa has since June 2021 started an Awareness and Advocacy campaign on digital inclusion on gender inclusiveness in technology programs and services. Through a series of Awareness & Advocacy campaigns…
Categories: Society
Tags: Latestnews
Bank of Kigali Expands IKOFI Financial product to Coffee Farmers
September,11 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_70011" align="alignnone" width="815"] Bank of Kigali CEO Dr. Diane Karusisi(R) giving a mobile phone to a farmer[/caption] Bank of Kigali has expanded its digital financing product- IKOFI to coffee farmers as a way of financially transforming the lives of Rwandans especially rural farmers in the country. Built in 2019, IKOFI was initially introduced as…
Categories: Companies
Tags: BK
Two Doctors from Baho Hospital Arrested
September,10 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has arrested two doctors from BAHO International Hospital (BIH) as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of a female patient. RIB said that the deceased female patient, 54 years (names withheld on purpose) died on September 9, 2021 and investigators are doing their job to find circumstances surrounding her…
Categories: National
Tags: Latestnews
PAC Asks Energy Company to Recover Loss In Billions
September,10 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69929" align="alignnone" width="800"] REG official at virtual PAC session[/caption] The Parliament Accounts Committee (PAC) has ordered Rwanda Energy Group (REG) to repay over Rwf10billion that the company recorded as losses as part of the recommendation to sort out its financial management issues in public finances. The order was made on Thursday September 9, 2021…
Categories: Companies
Tags: Energy
Safari The Farmer In Dasso ‘Assault’ Case Remanded
September,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A local citizen who came into the social media limelight last month for mugging a local security official in Nyagatare district has been remanded for 30 days by primary court. Safari George, known by his surname became a media sensation at the end of August 2021, when he was filmed beating and mugging a district…
Categories: National
Tags: Crimes
Our Vaccine Hub Will Serve the Region – Rwanda’s Health Minister
September,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69904" align="alignnone" width="724"] Rwanda Health MInister Dr. Daniel Ngamije at the opening of the EAHF conference in Kigali[/caption] Rwanda has promised to share vaccines with the rest of the East African Community as a way of strengthening regional integration and building regional health care capacities in the region who healthcare system was caught off-guard…
Categories: International
Tags: Rwanda Health
Investigation Bureau Mounts Operation on Corruption
September,09 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69884" align="aligncenter" width="459"] Charles Munyabugingo[/caption] Today RIB announced it had arrested and detained one, Charles Munyabugingo, the Rwanda Energy Group Kabeza branch manager in Kigali for allegedly attempting to take a bribe from a client in order to offer an  electricity connection services at the branch. The arrest comes at a time when REG…
Categories: National
Tags: RIB
Rwanda Engages the Private Sector In Combating Air Pollution
September,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69855" align="alignnone" width="729"] Police officer inspects a car[/caption] Rwanda has launched a new Air Quality Monitoring System which provides access to real-time air quality information through a new website and mobile application (App). The application and website were launched during a virtual conference to World Clean Air Day Celebration in Rwanda Tuesday, 7 September…
Categories: National
Tags: Environment
RIB Investigating Inmate Behind Fatal Concoction Blamed for Jay Polly’s Death
September,08 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69585" align="aligncenter" width="1125"] Jay Polly was undoubtedly one of the most popular artistes in Rwanda.[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) has launched an investigation on an inmate who shared a toxic methanol mixture that led to the death of one of Rwanda's favourite rappers Joshua Tuyishime aka "Jay Polly". The investigation follows a medical report…
Categories: National
Tags: Crimes
I Defended Myself – Safari, the Farmer In Assault Case Tells Court
September,07 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Nyagatare district resident who was caught on camera holding a local security official has appeared in court on charges of alleged assault of a government official. Safari George came into the social media highlight last month August after a viral video circulated on various platforms showing Safari siting on the back of one of…
Categories: National
Tags: Crimes
Rutsiro Honey Ltd Expands to Wine Production, Eyes Global Market
September,07 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 Rutsiro Honey Ltd, a natural honey producing plant in Rutsiro district, Western Rwanda has announced plans to start producing four brands of wine by the end of the year. The plans were revealed during an exhibition of its natural bee honey products from Mukura and Gishwati forests, certified with an S-Mark from the Rwanda Standards…
Categories: Companies
Rwandair to Resume Uganda, India Flights
September,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda’s national carrier, Rwandair has announced plans to resume flights to Uganda and India among its destinations which were temporarily closed due to alarming cases of COVID-19 in both countries. The carrier (Rwandair) cancelled its flights to Mumbai India and Entebbe, Uganda in May and July 2021 respectively. Rwandair CEO Yvonne Makolo told local media…
Categories: Companies
Tags: Rwandair
Int’l Day of Clean Air: Rwanda Conducts Vehicle, Industry Emissions Inspection
September,06 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69706" align="alignnone" width="818"] Police officer during air pollution inspection exercise[/caption] Rwanda has launched a campaign to further encourage, engage and create awareness on air pollution and fuel emission control measures among motorists and owners of industrial facilities in a bid to improve the quality of air. The awareness is in line with the International…
Categories: National
Tags: Environment
Rwandan Rapper Jay Polly Laid to Rest
September,05 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A las! Family, friends and fans of Rwandan rapper, Jay Polly today managed to say their last goodbyes to the singer who passed on three days ago. The rapper (real name- Joshua Tuyishime) succumbed to death while in Nyarugenge prison. The 33-year-old star rapper was reported dead on Thursday September 4, 2021 after. A medical post-mortem…
Categories: National
Tags: Local Music
Two RDF Senior Officers Promoted
September,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_24260" align="alignnone" width="873"] Lt. Col Innocent Munyengango promoted colonel and Chief of J5[/caption] President Paul Kagame in his power as Commander-in-Chief has made crucial promotions and appointments in the Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) top leadership. In a communique released this September 4, 2021, Kagame respectively promoted and appointed former RDF Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel (Lt.…
Categories: National
Tags: Latestnews
Rapper Jay Polly Burial Set for Tomorrow
September,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69585" align="alignnone" width="1125"] Jay Polly was undoubtedly one of the most popular artistes in Rwanda.[/caption] Rwandan Rapper Jay Polly (real names- Josue Tuyishime) will this Sunday be laid to rest in Rusororo Cemetery amidst an outcry of his fans seeking a public function to send off his body. The rapper commonly known as Jay…
Categories: National
Tags: Latestnews
Two Arrested Over Assaulting Bugesera District Mayor
September,04 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69651" align="alignnone" width="891"] Mayor of Bugesera District Richard Mutabazi[/caption] Rwanda Investigation Bureau (RIB) in Bugesera has arrested two men including a local leader, suspected to be behind an attempt to assault and harm the Bugesera Mayor, Richard Mutabazi. The suspects include Valens Nsengiyumva (23yrs) who allegedly caned the Mayor an act in which Vincent…
Categories: National
Tags: Mayors
Prosecution Wants Former PM Habumuremyi Recharged with Breach of Trust
September,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_55543" align="alignnone" width="718"] Pierre Damien Habumuremyi[/caption] Prosecution in Kigali has asked the court to reconsider charging Rwanda’s former Prime Minister, Dr Pierre Damien Habumuremyi with a count of breach of trust which he was earlier on cleared of in a case ruling held in 2020. The former Premier, who at the time served as…
Categories: National
Tags: Habumuremyi
New Business Development Program for Rwandan Women-Led Businesses
September,03 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

D'amour Mukarungambwa who runs Urugano Virunga Palace was hopeful to do business at the boom of the hospitality sector in 2019 when she opened her business in Musanze district, home of Rwanda’s mountain gorilla and one of the country’s tourist spots. A year after establishing the business, her dreams were derailed by the COVID-19 pandemic…
Categories: Economy
Tags: Women Business
Research Looks to Improve Social Cohesion in Rwanda
September,02 2021 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_69600" align="alignnone" width="626"] Genocide survivor and a genocide perpetrators in a gesture on unitty and reconciliation[/caption] Rwanda has released a baseline research which shows that social cohesion and community-based initiatives can be used to promote unity and reconciliation but also address genocide related mental health issues. The baseline research findings and newly developed protocols…
Categories: National
Tags: Mental
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