One of the solutions that politicians propose to under- or unemployed youth and fresh graduates is to be job creators not seekers. The question is, though, whether our universities – in the region in general, and in Rwanda in particular – are also able of creating job creators.
The township of Ntarama is home to a red-brick Christian church, set in a garden and surrounded by trees. It looks like a very quiet place, but that tranquility belies its violent past.
In the second installment in these series, Shyaka Kanuma thinks outside the box in an attempt to tackle this difficult question
Reaching Iwawa Island after a 3-hour boat ride on Lake Kivu, it looks like paradise with its cover of lush vegetation. And for those currently occupying the island, it is exactly that: a place where they are liberated from the hell of drugs abuse.
So your man is a soccer, basketball, golf or Tennis fanatic, huh? That has a lot to say about him.
Idi Amin, remember him? Know about him? Learnt of him from books or newspaper articles? Heard of his activities from secondhand sources, the buffoon who called himself “Conqueror of the British Empire”, “Field Marshall Al Hajj Doctor”, “President for Life”, “VC”, “DSO”, “MC” etc etc?
On March 23, 2012, a mutiny was born in the DRC, which adopted the name M23.The armed rebel-group was led by a duo of outspoken personalities: the army Chief of staff Brig Gen Sultan Makenga (then Colonel) and the head-politician (chairman) of the group, Bishop Jean-Marie Runiga. The two icons had a tight relationship, and declared to be fighting for one cause: peace in the Eastern DRC, and the safety of the Congolese Kinyarwanda speaking community.
Arthur Asiimwe the youthful new head of the public information office has been given a Herculean task. It’s never been easy running Rwanda’s public broadcaster, Orinfor. But the mess left behind by his immediate predecessors will make it an extraordinarily difficult task turning the broadcaster into a vehicle for providing quality content for the Rwandan public.
The new law is also specifically designed to stop tax evasion and starting this year, every business registered for VAT must provide a customer with certified receipt for every sold good or service. This will require businesses to install an Electronic Billing Machine (EBM), which keeps records of all the sales.
One category of people, the car mechanics, however, makes Nyamirambo the busy place that it is.