March 17, 2016No Comments

Government to fast-track use of technology to boost service delivery

  As it looks at leapfrogging the economy to technology based by 2020, the government is now looking at fast-tracking efforts towards ensuring that all of its services are accessible online. This according to Anastase Shyaka, Chief Executive Officer at Rwanda Development board-RGB  says the move  is as a result of the government’s effort to  […]

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March 15, 2016No Comments

Miners raise concerns over electricity supply

Mining companies operating in Kamonyi district in the southern province of Rwanda have raised concerns over lack of electricity supply in the mines an issue which has affected their output. The miners say that that they cannot use equipment in the mining activities and thus forced to use rudimentally tools such as hoes and axes […]

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March 8, 2016No Comments

Local manufacturers urged to observe standards

Although the government and private sector are promoting the consumption of locally made products, manufacturers are reluctant to have standards for their products, which affect their competitiveness. Dr Mark Cyubahiro Bagabe, director general Rwanda standards board says that Rwandan products have quality but the challenge still remains being certified with a standardization mark, which most […]

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February 22, 2016No Comments

Smart Kigali propels ICT development

  Rwanda’ Smart Kigali Initiative has upped its grip in creating internet heaven for city dwellers versus most African countries, attributed to Paul Kagame’ s ICT as core among development strategies. In 2013 during Transform Africa Summit, in Rwanda the mother project Smart Africa Initiative was adopted by Seven African Heads of States committed to […]

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January 25, 2016No Comments

Rwanda looks at legal metrology to foster fair trade

Once put in place, experts believe it will foster fair trade given its critical role of ensuring that measurements and measuring instruments are verified to help protect consumers. The laws and regulations that will be drafted according to Florian Paffenholz, an expert from German’s national metrology Institute-PTB will ensure metrology instruments in different sectors of […]

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