More impacts from mobile communication services ; Agents attest of transformed livelihood

Matthew Rwahigi

Daniel Niyonsenga boasts of a piece of land he has bought in just one year, Phillip Ndayisenga has more than five goats and is pursuing an undergraduate degree while Clotilde Nyiraguhirwa has broken the chain of …

CIMERWA gets new corporate identity, anticipates renewed growth

Matthew Rwahigi

CIMERWA, Rwanda’s largest cement producer, recently unveiled its new corporate identity and product …

Urwego Opportunity Bank; a rising star in Rwanda’s financial sector

Matthew Rwahigi

Established in 1997 as a purely Microfinance Institution that was mostly popular among women, Urwego Opportunity Bank since 2007 when it acquired Central Bank license to operate as a fully fledged commercial bank has taken matters quite very serious; making efforts to remain relevant to both its bottom of the financial services …

Davis and Shirtliff Solar water pumping technology; a solution to impact lives

Matthew Rwahigi

With limited access to the national grid for electricity and an overarching need to meet access to portable clean water for community and agricultural purposes, Rwanda needs to look away from the ordinary in order to achieve the …

Evolving towards intensive use of ICT

Matthew Rwahigi

It is twenty one years, this month, since the raging mayhem of genocide against the Tutsi was put to a stop. A new chapter was opened to rebuild and reconstruct Rwanda into vitality and vibrancy. The elegiac acts of mourning for ever were put to a stop and all Rwandans …

The story of “KARISIMBI” brand

Matthew Rwahigi

Mountain Karisimbi is the tallest and biggest in Rwanda and to most, it is a symbol of extensive growth and gracious …

Akagera security & safety systems Introduces a new vehicle fleet management technology from Geotab

Matthew Rwahigi

In its most recent addition to the Rwandan market, Akagera Security & Safety Systems, a division of Akagera Business Group launched a market first and a global leading technology in vehicle fleet management from GeoTab, which poses to revolutionize transport business in the …

Primus Guma Guma super star At five standard, appealing and impactful

Matthew Rwahigi

At five the Primus Guma Guma Super Star (PGGSS) reality music show is now a distinct, annual event. At least all music enthusiasts now plan ahead and their calendars have the contest as an activity to look forward …

MININFRA embarks on power loss reduction, and upgrading substations

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

TIGO SUGIRA LAUNCHED, EYED TO BOOST FINANCIAL INCLUSION

Hope Magazine

One indisputable reality is that Tigo Rwanda is a very popular telecommunication company with the youthful segment of the country and its products have in the past been expressed by many as convenient and attractive to Rwanda’s rural …

Celebrating the team; SORAS awards its commercial agents, exhorts them to push for increased insurance penetration

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In a country where insurance penetration remains low, investing in building the capacity of commercial agents is of prime importance to boost …

Airtel partners with Atlantis microfinance to offer Rwanda’s premier mobile-based, collateral-free loans

AIRTEL Rwanda

In harnessing the power of the mobile phone to impact people’s livelihoods, Airtel Rwanda has entered into partnership with Atlantis Microfinance Ltd, a collaboration that will see Airtel Cash registered customers benefit from collateral free loans given through the company’s mobile money …

485 graduate from IPRC Kigali, requested to create solutions

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In a colorful event at the stadium of the Integrated Polytechnic Regional Institute (IPRC) of Kigali, 485 graduands from the various engineering departments of the college of technology; civil, mechanical, electrical and electronics, and Information and Communication Technology received their Advanced Diplomas ready to join the job market, seek and create …

City of Kigali moves to bridge affordable housing deficit

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In the National Leaders Retreat last year, Rwandan policy makers were tasked with addressing the pressing challenge of inadequate supply of affordable residential houses that was tagged a threat to individual economic growth of Rwandans, especially within low and middle income earning segments of the population abiding in …

Young Women’s Christian Association of Rwanda Implementing projects that address social, economic pressures against women’s empowerment

Matthew Rwahigi

With laws and political frameworks that are pro women empowerment already in place in Rwanda, the challenges that remain to be addressed include equipping the very beneficiaries; women and girls, with the right information and skills to benefit from the good political environment and thrive alongside their male …

With BRD Commercial sold to Atlas Mara, bank now focused on development financing

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Late last year, on the sidelines of the 2014 Annual IMF /World Bank Meetingsin Washington D.C, shareholders of Development Bank of Rwanda (BRD) and Atlas Mara Co-Invest put pen to paper to finalize the deal for the acquisition of a portion of the Bank’s commercial …

Women empowerment agenda seeks complementarity, not “women power”, despite misinterpretations

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Strength of a woman! This seems to have become the slogan of many women rights activists and largely for good reasons, but in the process misinterpretation of women empowerment as programs that seek to make women rule men and brought about competition among intended collaborators emerged either as a result …

BRALIRWA’s comprehensive CSR approach

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) comprises of activities that companies do in support of community …

Airtel staff contribute to environmental protection, plant 1800 trees in Gikomero

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In a bid to contribute to Rwanda’s environmental protection efforts, Airtel Rwanda staff as part of the company’s CSR Agenda recently planted over 1, 800 trees in an exercise conducted alongside residents of Gikomero sector in Gasabo district, Kigali …

Safintra embarks on expansion

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Rwanda’s construction sector, and particularly in the capital Kigali, has experienced a steady upsurge over the past …

City of Kigali implementing new construction permitting reforms

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

In the World Bank’s Doing Business Report 2014, Rwanda was ranked 85th on the indicator of construction permits, a year before it had been ranked 122…

BRALIRWA launches Legend Extra Stout Beer

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

On Friday February 6th, the happening place was none other than the new papyrus country club in Masaka sector of Kicukiro district in Kigali …

ENGEN and SAWA Citi partner for excellence

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Engen Rwanda and Sawa Citi Supermarket launch Sawa Express shops at filling …

159 elderly access free eye consultations as the DHL “Africa As One” ball arrives in Rwanda

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

She immediately began making her plans for the evening as though she were a teenage girl planning her very first date dinner. Jovial and enthusiastic, she planned that that evening will feature some minutes of reading from her favorite book, the …

Rusumo One Stop Border Post and International Bridge completed, expected to improve social and economic relations

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

After two years and ten months of construction works on the Rusumo border between Rwanda and the United Republic of Tanzania, on January 10th 2015, stakeholders from both countries and the Japanese government convened at the border to inaugurate a state of the art bridge and premises of a one stop …