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PAC Orders Rubavu Official to Pay 2000 Sacks of Cement Put to Waste
September,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Public Accounts Committee (PAC) assessment of the Auditor General’s report for 2018/2019, on Thursday showed that there was wasteful expenditure, poor planning and negligence to put in use government assets. The Parliament ordered the district  to repay the money spent on purchasing over 2000 bags of cement to support disaster victims but ended up…
National
Tags: Latestnews, Local Govt
Delays In Expropriation Dominates Discussions As PAC Holds City of Kigali Accountable
September,25 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_21701" align="alignnone" width="1500"] Extension work of Roundabout - Nyabugogo road- PAC reported shortfalls in roads construction, expropriation[/caption] City of Kigali authorities were on Wednesday faulted by Parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on failure to implement community development projects. A PAC assessment of the Auditor General’s (AG) report 2018/19 showed that 35,000km of planned road…
Economy
Tags: Big-story
Is Every Penny Earned in Rwanda Tourism Accounted For?
September,24 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_36801" align="alignnone" width="824"] Some embezzlement was reported in gorilla permits[/caption] Rwanda seeks to double its tourism revenues from $ 498 million last year  to $800 million in the next four years, but, it has emerged that lack of accountability and even embezzlement, to say the least, could humper this objective. On September 23 during…
Economy
Tags: Latestnews, Tourism
RRA Pinned Over Incoherence In e-Tax Systems
September,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58560" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) headquarters, Kimihurura.[/caption] By May 2021 Rwandan taxpayers will not have to deal with problems of reclaiming their taxes which have been wrongly miscalculated in the e- tax collection system, Rwanda Revenue Authority has told parliament. This resolve comes after parliament on September 22 discovered that the current…
National, Uncategorized
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
PAC Tips RSSB to Revisit Its Policy on Housing Investments
September,23 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_29280" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Kigali vision city apartments. Despite recent discount of the houses, they are still beyond the purchasing power in the Rwandan society[/caption] The Rwanda Parliament has advised the Rwanda Social Security Board (RSSB) to invest pensioner’s contributions in projects which have direct impact on their lives. The Auditor General (AG) report 2018/19…
Economy
Tags: Affordable Housing, Latestnews
Rwanda Records 22 New COVID-19 Cases
September,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Today Rwanda concluded the last day of the third week of September with no coronavirus related death despite recording four Covid-19 deaths throughout the long week. Today the ministry of health's COVID-19 update showed that the country registered another 22 new Covid-19 infections with 14 of them mainly from high-risk areas in Kigali city, 7…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
Parliament Reports Shortfalls in Paying Rent at Kigali Special Economic Zone
September,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The ministry of trade and commerce (Minicom) has been put to task to recover funds that remain missing in government coffers due to negligence in asset management, The parliament Public Accounts Committee (PAC) this week heard from the Office of the Auditor General’s (AG) report 2018/19 that the ministry has for over five years failed…
Economy
Tags: SEZ
Car Free Day Returns in Kigali Against All Odds
September,20 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 This Sunday, Kigali city woke up to witness dwellers returning to designated streets to jog, stroll and physically exercise as part of the resuming the routine bi-month car free day which had since March been halted due to coronavirus. Due to covid-19 the Kigali Car Free day returned in a different fashion with participants who…
Sports
Tags: City Of Kigali, Latestnews
Rwanda Registers 26th COVID-19 Death
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda has recorded another COVID-19 related mortality in the youth age bracket (the youth age ceiling being 35). Today a 26-year-old lady living in Kigali became second victim in that age bracket, following another earlier fatality involving a 24-year-old female police officer who died in South Sudan during a peacekeeping mission. The closest to this…
National
Tags: Coronavirus, Latestnews
UN Tribunal Rejects Laurent Semanza’s Early Release
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58411" align="alignnone" width="1000"] Laurent Semanza  (Photo credit should read STELLA VUZO/AFP via Getty Images)[/caption] The United Nations Residual Mechanism for Criminal Tribunals (IRMCT) has rejected an appeal case of a Rwandan genocide, Semanza-Laurent who had requested the court to consider his provisional release. Semanza, former bourgmestre of Commune Bicumbi, now Rwamagana district is accused…
International
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Latestnews
Second Group Of Ugandans Stranded In Rwanda Due To COVID-19 Repatriated
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The second batch of 93 Ugandan nationals including children was today successfully repatriated back home as part of a planned series of returning Ugandans stranded in Rwanda due to coronavirus. The first group of 100 Ugandans was returned home on September 15, under a series of repatriation activities by their embassy in Kigali. The returnees…
Regional
Tags: Latestnews, Rwanda-Uganda Relations
Rwanda’s GDP Slows in Q2 2020, Education Hardest Hit
September,19 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Institute of Statistics (NISR) has released GDP results of the Second Quarter 2020 showing a decrease by 12.4% and the education sector as most affected. The report released yesterday said that Rwanda's GDP decline in Q2, 2020 reflects measures taken to contain COVID-19 “Economic sectors mostly affected: Education -67%, hotels & restaurants -62%,…
Economy
Tags: Economy
Genocide Fugitive with 30 Years Sentence Nabbed in Attempted Theft
September,18 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Rwandan man who evaded justice for committing genocide crimes has finally been arrested in another alleged criminal act of theft. The man identified as Isaac Banyangiriki, 50, was arrested in Karama village in Ruhashya sector, in Huye district this Friday September 18, 2020. Banyangiriki has been on the run for years and a wanted…
National
Tags: 1994 Genocide Against Tutsi, Latestnews
National Nutrition Program Supplied Pregnant Mothers, Children Half Their Portion – PAC
September,18 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Early Childhood Development Program (NECPD) is set to turn focus on involving the community in implementing nutritional programs after it has emerged that the program has challenges in reaching desired beneficiaries. The new shift  was announced by NECPD Director Dr. Anita Assimwe after the Auditor General’s (AG) report for the financial year 2018/19…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
New Evidence in Isaac Munyakazi Trial, Head of Examination at REB Implicated
September,17 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_48074" align="alignnone" width="801"] Isaac Munyakazi[/caption] Former Minister of State in-charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi today appeared in court to face bribery charges of which his defense team said that there is no substantial evidence to prove the allegations. Munyakazi and his co- accused Abdou Gahima, are facing charges of soliciting,…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability, Latestnews
PAC Sends Unprepared BDF Officials Packing
September,17 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) today ordered the officials of Rwanda’s Business Development Fund (BDF) to go back and prepare their explanation on the Rwf2.8billion that was paid to separate individuals without supporting documents. The decision was taken by the committee during a public hearing this Thursday in which the institution was meant to explain…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
PAC Discovers Bursary Disbursement to ‘Ghost’ Students  
September,16 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has given an ultimatum to the Higher Education Council (HEC) to clean up its poor institution management issues recorded in the Auditor General (AG) for years. The first series of online PAC hearings this year led by its new Chairman MP Valens Muhakwa, this September 16, took a turn…
National
Tags: Accountability, Latestnews
Major Mudathiru, Co-accused Terror Suspects Disagree over Recruitment Consent
September,15 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 The case of 32 suspects in the Rwanda National Congress(RNC) case has resumed at a military high court in Kigali with suspects pointing fingers to their leader retired Major Habibu Mudathiru as living evidence that they were forced to join illegal armed forces. The case involving 32 suspects includes four (4) Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF)…
National
Tags: Latestnews, RDF Judiciary
‘Empower Rwanda’ Launches Teen Mother’s Support Program
September,12 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58172" align="alignnone" width="975"] Beneficiaries of Empower Rwanda[/caption] Empower Rwanda, A local non-governmental organization (NGO), has launched its activities in Rwanda that will focus on empowering teen mothers to become more resilient and sustainable single parents. The NGO’s launch event was held on September 10 in Rwamagana district and was officially presided over by the…
National
Tags: Gender
President Kagame to Address AGRF Presidential Summit Today
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58122" align="alignnone" width="799"] President Paul Kagame during the AGRF Youth Town hall meeting | Kigali, 10 September 2020[/caption] Paul Kagame will today address participants at the closure of the virtual annual African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) which has been held in Kigali with over 10,000 participants online. Kagame will at 4pm Central Africa Time…
International
 Rusesabagina, FLN Spokesmen Could Stand Same Trial
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The trial of two former National Liberation Front (FLN) spokesmen Callixte Nsabimana and Herman Nsengimana resumed Thursday with prosecution pushing for cases of both terror suspected be combined in one case trial. In the case which was conducted electronically in two court rooms in Kigali, and Nyanza district; the suspect Nsabimana appeared following live from…
National
Tags: Rusesabagina
Covid-19: Skol Rwanda Assures Clients of Consumer Protection
September,11 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Skol breweries, one of Rwanda’s favorite populace beer producers has encouraged its clients to consume its products and rest assured that this doesn’t contradict existing covid19 prevention measures if taken in the right places. In an announcement released this Thursday the brewery was concerned over incidences of some local leaders misinterpreting existing covid-19 regulations on…
Companies
Court to Hear Dr. Isaac Munyakazi Case Next Week
September,10 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A Nyarugenge district court has postponed the trial case of former Minister  of State in charge of Primary and Secondary Education, Dr. Isaac Munyakazi after a co- accused suspect failed to appear in court, September 9. Dr Munyakazi was last year involved in a scandal in his docket in which he was accused of taking…
National
Tags: Kagame-Accountability
Rwanda Financial Sector Blooms Amidst Covid-19 Shocks 
September,09 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The National Bank of Rwanda (BNR) has released a half year Monetary Policy and Financial Stability Statement (MPFSS) 2020, which looks promising in the financial sector despite multi-sectoral shocks due to Covid-19. The statement released this Monday indicates that Rwanda’s Economic growth averaged 7.4% (in the last 5 years) and Real GDP by 3.6% in…
Economy
Tags: Economy
AGRF Virtual Summit Opens in Kigali
September,08 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_58023" align="alignnone" width="800"] L-R: Prime Minister Dr Edouard Ngirente, AGRAF 's Hailemariam Desalegn[/caption] The African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF) Board Chairman, Hailemariam Desalegn has hailed Rwanda for taking a lead in transforming agriculture growth on the continent. Desalegn, also former Ethiopian Prime Minister said that Africa’s drive to fuel agriculture at the heart of…
Economy
Report Suggests Recovery Options of Drained Rusizi Hot Springs
September,07 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

 A final expert assessment report on recent drainage of hot spring in Rusizi district has recommended restoration of the springs in a cheap and safe way, taking into consideration that the springs remained intact. The report released September 1, describes the local geology, problems reported, causes, and provides five ways to restore the former water…
National
Tags: Environment
Covid19: Egypt, Rwanda Strengthen Health Cooperation
September,07 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

Rwanda has received shipment of Covid19 personal protection equipment from the Arab Republic of Egypt that will be used by front line health workers in treatment of coronavirus cases in key health facilities. The donation worth $150,000 was handed over this morning at Kigali international airport (KIA) by the Egyptian envoy to Rwanda, Ambassador Ahmed…
International
Tags: Coronavirus
City of Kigali Launches New, Citizen Centered Master Plan
September,05 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The City of Kigali has unveiled a new and accommodative master plan that will allow city dwellers to know what and where to invest their resources. The new Kigali City Master Plan (KCMP), launched this Saturday, indicates nine key integral areas of land use which will define the city of Kigali in the next 30…
National
Kwita Izina2020: 24 Baby Gorillas Will Be Named Online
September,04 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_13161" align="alignnone" width="941"] Every year Rwanda organises a Gorilla naming ceremony for every new gorilla babies. Rwanda is home to 880 mountain gorillas left on the planet[/caption] The Gorilla Naming Ceremony- Kwita Izina, will for the first time in 16 years be held online due to the current coronavirus situation that has pushed most…
National
Tags: Kwita Izina
Rwanda Stands Out At the Bonn Challenge Review
September,04 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_56607" align="alignnone" width="2560"] IUCN has been providing Technical Support in Forest Landscape Restoration and Integrated Water Resources Management in Rwanda[/caption] From Rwanda to Guatemala, a new report on a global challenge to plant trees has showed that fewer countries have failed to unleash their potential to restore forests while some others like Rwanda have…
International
Tags: Environment
Kabuga In Court Over Transfer to Arusha
September,02 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

A French Court of Cassation will today examine the appeal case of Rwanda genocide suspect Félicien Kabuga who is contesting being tried by international justice. Kabuga, who stands 11 counts of genocide was arrested on May 16 in Paris-Frane after 26 years of evading justice. He is currently imprisoned in the Parisian capital awaiting his…
International
Tags: KabugaF
IUCN Global Environment Series to Discuss Reforestation of 150M Ha
September,01 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

[caption id="attachment_33118" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Gishwati - Mukura forest[/caption] The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) will this Wednesday hold a series of a global digital events to celebrate the first major milestone of the Bonn Challenge and the enormous impact of the forest landscape restoration (FLR) movement. The 5 live discussions to be streamed…
International
Tags: Environment
Bank of Kigali Financials Remain Steadfast Despite Covid-19 Pressure
September,01 2020 Daniel Sabiiti Comments(0)

The Bank of Kigali (BK) Group has registered an increase in net incomes and assets in the second and first half financials despite facing a negative impact of coronavirus on its non-interest income, loan loss provisions and increased non-performing loans. The bank recorded a net Income of Rwf16.1 billion (US$ 17.0 million) an increase of…
Companies
Tags: BK
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