Rwanda’s parliament, both chambers yesterday closed the third ordinary semester which had started on October 5. During that two-month period, both the chambers of the House continued their mandated duties of voting laws and controlling the government’s activities.
A Gallup Poll 2012 released on October 31has shown that Rwanda’s chosen governance path is yielding results. Rwanda sits on top of the world with 92% in safety and security of the Law and Order indicator by Gallup. It comes ahead of other table toppers such as Georgia (91%), Qatar (91%), Singapore (89%), Indonesia (88%) and Hong Kong (88%).
The Minister of Trade and Industry (Minicom), Francois Kanimba, has said there is a need to create 1.8 million new off-farm jobs by 2020. This move will help the country achieve the target of 50 per cent of active population absorbed in off-farm jobs.
The country will remain stable despite the fact that various development partners have decided to withhold their aid to Rwanda, Finance and Economic Planning minister John Rwangombwa has said. According to minister Rwangombwa, his ministry had expected 7.4 per cent economic growth rate but aid cuts will reduce that by 1 per cent making it 6 per cent.
The reason why Rwanda is still accused of being behind the Democratic Republic of Congo’s problems is because the world seems to have forgotten the root causes of the crisis in the region Foreign Affairs and Cooperation minister Louise Mushikiwabo has said.
Persons with disabilities call for the removal of barriers that prevent them from enjoying equal rights as other citizens. According to Gaston Rusiha, the president of the National Council of Persons with Disabilities, a lot challenges remain although he recognizes that there have been many initiatives such as establishing the council and signing conventions on […]
President Paul Kagame has called upon all members of the clergy to strive for solidarity and complement each other through good actions. “Working for God means working for your betterment because God wants us to be in good conditions,” he said. “That should be integral to our daily practice.”
Many genocide survivors remain homeless
With reference to the article published in The Rwanda Focus issue no. 2016 of the 26th November -2nd December 2012 entitled “Fierce pay dispute simmers between RSSB and Thomas & Piron GL”, RSSB management would like to give clear clarifications on the issue at hand.
It was in Busasamana, Bugeshi and Cyanzarwe sectors of the Rubavu district (Western province), that heavily armed FDLR (Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda) rebels attacked the Rwanda Defense Forces (RDF) in the morning of Tuesday, in a fight lasting for about 10 hours.