Editorial: Pioneering Ecobank payment system opens door to cashless economy

Hope Magazine

With its QR code payment system, Ecobank is a trailblazer on the road to a cashless economy, as it takes the cashless option to people who in general are less tech-savvy and do not have access to sophisticated …

For Ecobank, the future is here! It's Digital

Hope Magazine

For the boss of a major bank, it might seem strange not to like cash. Yet that is the case for Alice Kilonzo-Zulu, managing director of Ecobank Rwanda, and it is therefore not surprising that she is rather excited about the company’s mobile phone app, which essentially brings the …

Ecobank’s digital portfolio provides for all individual and commercial needs

Hope Magazine

In February this year, Ecobank Rwanda unveiled the group’s digital strategy with the launch of the mobile application. Yet while that app is the company’s signature product when it comes to e-banking, Ecobank has a wide range of digital products for different types of customers and …

Engen keeps the wheels of progress turning for Rwanda’s economic growth

Hope Magazine

As the year 2017 draws to a close, companies and institutions take time to look back and assess the achievements of the year. One company boss who will certainly be satisfied with the results of her team is Sarah Doukoure-Bebey, the managing director of Engen …

First phase of Vision City to be completed by December 2017

Hope Magazine

The first phase of the Vision City project will be completed by December this year, Eng. Alain Abimana, Ag. CEO at Ultimate Developers Limited (UDL), has told Hope …

ABG presents: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4MATIC – Luxurious, high-tech and raw power

Hope Magazine

If you are someone who enjoys the occasional sporty car adventure, but you also need a vehicle that can transport your family in all comfort, then Akagera Motors – division of Akagera Business Group (ABG) and exclusive distributor of Mercedes-Benz in Rwanda – has just the treat for you: the Mercedes-Benz GLC 250 4…

Pomp and glamour as Riders Lounge officially opens in Kigali

Hope Magazine

It was all pomp and glamour as Riders Lounge, a regional luxury bar/restaurant chain, officially opened its doors in Kigali early November. It is the fourth outlet in the region, and the first in …

Mobisol provides solar electricity to 2,965 homes to improve livelihoods

Hope Magazine

Mobisol, Rwanda’s leading off-grid solar energy company, has electrified 2,965 houses during the months of September and October, to curb diseases caused by kerosene fumes and other disadvantages that come with no access to …

How VisionFund transformed a forest dweller into an urban businesswoman

Hope Magazine

If you would have asked Vestine Nyirasafari 15 years ago if she might someday live in the City, she would have thought it very unlikely. At the time, she and her family were living in the Forests of former Ruhengeri district, today’s Northern Province, and were barely getting …

‘There is still a huge opportunity for hotels in Africa’ – Andrew McLachlan Carlson Rezidor’s Senior Vice-President

Hope Magazine

The recently held Africa Hotel Investment Forum attracted scores of specialists in the hotel and tourism sector to the Kigali Convention Centre. Yet when it comes to experience in and with Africa, few could probably match Andrew McLachlan, Senior Vice-President for Business Development in Africa and the Indian Ocean at …

Editorial: Taxpayer recognition should induce even more compliance

Hope Magazine

The government of Rwanda has always striven towards crafting, drafting and implementing policies and strategies that drive the economy into a direction that ensures ascendance towards self-reliance and sustainable improvement of livelihoods for all …

Radisson Blu Kigali is Africa’s leading conference hotel and new hotel

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The Radisson Blu Hotel in Kigali has won three major awards during the World Travel Awards Africa Gala Ceremony 2017, which not coincidentally was held in October at the Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre in …

‘We are joining forces to bring business to the city’ – Radisson Blu General Manager

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After just 16 months of operations, the Radisson Blu Hotel & Conference Centre in Kigali has already won the World Travel Awards for leading new hotel and leading conference hotel in Africa. Hope Magazine caught up with a satisfied Denis Dernault, General Manager of the …

BRD launches roadshow to meet local potential private sector members and investors

Hope Magazine

The Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) has launched a countrywide outreach campaign to identify potential bankable projects in priority sectors. The campaign, which started in Nyamata, Bugesera district, seeks to provide loans to local investors in education, agriculture, energy, housing, exports and special projects and …

RDB honours customer champions to promote excellent service delivery

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As Rwanda joined the rest of the world to celebrate the Customer Service Week with the theme “Building Trust,” officials at the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) emphasised the importance of trust between an organisation and its customers, and between …

MTN top management personally says ‘thank you’ to customers

Hope Magazine

To celebrate the customer service week, which took place from the 2nd to the 6th October, top executives from leading telecom MTN Rwanda took time to interact with customers and express their appreciation for their …

BPR pledges service excellence during the customer service week

Hope Magazine

To celebrate customer service week, BPR took a series of initiatives in its branches to thank its customers for being loyal to …

UAP recognises key stakeholders during customer service week

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UAP Insurance Rwanda joined the rest of Rwanda and the world in celebrating Customer Service Week, with the company’s management meeting with key stakeholders and customers to express their appreciation for them and their choice of insuring with …

Access Bank appreciates Customers during Customer Service Week

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Access Bank Rwanda took the opportunity to show appreciation for its customers during the annual customer service week that ran from 2nd to 6th October. The bank held different activities in all its branches, which included serving customers with soft drinks, cookies and sweets as a humble sign of appreciation …

RRA recognizes best taxpayers as it seeks to further increase compliance

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Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) on 13th October held its annual national Taxpayers’ Day to show its appreciation of compliant taxpayers’ contribution to national development, and to sensitise others about the importance of paying …

Serena Hotels scoops seven titles at the 2017 World Travel Awards

Serena Hotels

Serena Hotels scooped seven awards, including category titles of Leading Hotel Brand in four East African countries at the Africa Edition of the 2017 World Travel Awards held in Kigali, …

Bralirwa named best large taxpayer in Rwanda

Hope Magazine

Leading beverage manufacturer Bralirwa has been rewarded as the best large taxpayer of 2016 by Rwanda Revenue Authority (…

Nakumatt named best taxpayer in Rwanda

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Regional retailer Nakumatt Holdings’ Rwanda-based subsidiary has been named the best tax paper by the Rwanda Revenue …

Kigali Marriott boosts African expansion plan with two awards at WTA

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Barely one year after opening its doors, Kigali Marriott Hotel has already been recognised at the World Travel Awards, the travel industry’s leading awards …

BRD boosts poultry sector in support of made-in-Rwanda campaign

Hope Magazine

The humble chicken might be a noisy and annoying bird, but when it comes to two key government policies – increasing exports and import substitution through the promotion of made-in-Rwanda products – it has a remarkable potential. It is therefore no surprise that the government made a lot of effort to have …