Skol brewery headed for big expansion In efforts to increase capacity and meet demand

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Skol Brewery Limited (SBL) is one of the only two local breweries in Rwanda and has been in the market since 2010 when the shareholding company first bought 50 percent of BMC Ltd and later upped this to fully own the …

Letshego now licensed to take deposits

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

The smile she wore as she received a cheque of FRW70,000 (an equivalent of US$100) as a token of appreciation for having worked with Letshego for over five years was nothing but …

Hôtel Des Mille Collines by Kempinski, Kigali’s preferred living room

MATTHEW RWAHIGI

Having been part of Rwanda’s post independence history (since 1973), Hôtel Des Mille Collines beats any that exists or which is yet to come at telling the country’s story and giving people a connection to the Rwandan culture and …

Turkish Airlines opens Kigali-Montreal direct flight

Prior to its entrance into the Rwandan airline market, the country was only being directly connected to Europe through two operators, a factor that not only limited the destinations but also the choice for air passengers. Two years down the lane however, the airline situations can be said to have …

Matelas Dodoma making high density mattresses affordable

When it comes to buying a mattress, all I am concerned with is something that is made of foam and soft to give me a good night sleep. I do not put so much thought into it because to me it is just something on which I lay for the …

UAE Exchange Rwanda honours its patrons

The leading foreign exchange and money transfer brand pays tribute to its customers by celebrating Customer Loyalty month from 1st to 30th June, 2014. During this period, various promotions, offers will be conducted. There will also be a lucky draw conducted every day during this period. Customers transacting and participating not …

SAMSUNG Releases GALAXY S5 To Make Life Smarter

Matthew Rwahigi

Capturing and saving precious memories is one of the most important Smartphone features today. No other phone offers the right combination of devices that allow enjoying this feature of smart living more than the recently released fifth generation (S5) of Galaxy S from the world’s leading electronic manufacturer, …

BRALIRWA GETTING CLOSE

Matthew Rwahigi

A visit to Bralirwa’s new Commercial Offices in Kigali. At the Sonatube round-about in Kicukiro, rising above the commotion of one of Kigali’s busiest areas is a new building that now houses BRALIRWA’s Commercial …

Free online Business registration now mandatory

Matthew Rwahigi

At the heart of every achievement lies the courage which made the first step into the unknown. Every big success begins with a small but vital element, the first step, which oftentimes determines the project’s success or …

Rest in Peace Anne Heyman -Merrin, Your legacy to improve the world will forever prevail

Matthew Rwahigi

In November of 2005, Agahozo-Shalom Founder Anne Heyman and her husband, Seth Merrin, heard a talk about the Rwandan genocide. At the time, the biggest problem Rwanda was facing was the vast number of orphans living in the country, following the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsis. At the time, there was no …

BRD records healthy investments in 2013

Matthew Rwahigi

As a bank mandated to foster national development byavailing the necessary finance to see developmental projects take off, the Development Bank of Rwanda access to finance in the area and ensuring that the funds given out yield the expected …

GUMA GUMA Superstar 3, Rocking fans, competition beefing up

Journalists and show biz analysts have billed the annual event as the biggest most intense music contest in Rwanda. The third season of the Primus “Guma Guma Super Star” Rwanda’s national musical competition  has been running for more than two months and commanding bigger audiences than any of …

Rwanda’s easy tax regimes good news for doing business environment

Kenneth Agutamba

Widening the local tax base of an economy is arguably the main reason why countries promote and attract investments, as governments want to generate more revenue to fund national …

Giving a voice to Rwandan civil society in the EAC

With a market of over 133 million people and the potential opportunity for people to work and reside in other countries within the East African Community (EAC), regional integration offers many opportunities to both Rwandan businesses and citizens.    Nevertheless, a possible Achilles heel for achieving the ambitions of …

Rwanda Revenue Authority Introduces Electronic Billing Machines

Mansur Kakimba

Taxpayers registered for Value Added Tax (VAT) are now obliged by law to issue tax receipts using electronic billing machines certified by RRA. The initiative is one of the new measures to assist taxpayers in proper book keeping and sales management.The system comes with many advantages; it is intended …

Services sector expands by 12 percent to take the lead in 2012 GDP growth

Rwanda’s sterling economic performance that has averaged 8.2 percent growth per annum over the last 5 years is set to receive further boost from a robust performance last year of both its industrial and service sectors. It is highly anticipated that the two sectors average growth seen as key drivers of …

Private Sector upbeat about New law on VAT Payable on Public Tenders

Mansur Kakimba

Finally, the Business People in Rwanda have the reason to smile, following the enactment of the new law on tax procedures that was passed on January 28, 2013 requiring all public (government) institutions to withhold VAT (Value Added Tax) on all public tenders, and strictly declare and pay it (VAT) by 15th …

TAX PAYMENT IN RWANDA GOES HI-TECH

Mansur Kakimba

RRA Tax Payment Modernisation Agenda: ReSW, E-Tax …

Bralirwa Limited holds a special memorial for victims of 1998 killings in Gisenyi

Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah

A sombre mood engulfed worshippers who gathered at Stella Maris Catholic Church in Gisenyi for a special service. Families, local leaders and mem- bers of Bralirwa staff and retirees gathered for a special prayer service to remember all the Bralirwa staff members at the Gisenyi brewery who fell victims to …

TradeMark East Africa Rwanda’s full participation in EAC provides limitless opportunities to its economy

Fred Oluoch-Ojiwah

Rwandan policy makers view the East African Community (EAC) as a regional economic bloc that offers its rapidly growing economy access to new markets and an opportunity to reduce the disadvantages of being landlocked. The search for better economic prospects via regional integration that Rwanda is seeking is captured in …

Rwanda’s 2012 investment Outlook

Over 50 percent of registered investment consists of a new wave of Foreign Direct Investments calling on EAC’s top investment destination A combination of favourable factors worked in Rwanda’s favour during the course of the fiscal year 2012 to enable her economy to register the highest ever investments in recent …

Car & General Beyond meeting your automotive needs

Car &General is a time-honoured Kenyan-based firm specializing in the supply of power equipment spanning 14 Countries. The products in which they have a long time specializations include the supply of automotive and specific engineering products that either generate or enhance power such as generators and lawn …

Hanga Umurimo Program tackling Unemployment Head-On

Daniel Sabiiti

“Start small, grow big” “Hanga Umurimo” is a Kinyarwanda dialect, translated as “Create Own Jobs”. It is Program aimed at sensitizing the Rwandan population to come up with innovative business ideas for job creation. It involves empowering communities with basic business skills and identifies individuals with entrepreneurial aptitude and nurture …

Bralirwa takes greening values to schools

The verdant wooden hills in Rwanda's countryside have got a story of their own to tell. A story of rejuvenation and regeneration. A story of a people's commitment to a new life and new values. And a story of hope to living in a clean green environment. Such is the …

Rwanda; capital markets in 2012

Deepening to be key aspect of new 5 year plan for Rwanda's capital …