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Norwegian energy sector eye investments in Rwanda

 10 companies from the Norwegian energy sector were hosted by the Rwanda-Norway Energy Forum last week.   Rwanda’s energy continues to have tremendous potential for future growth as only 35 per cent of the country has access to electricity. The goal is to convert that number to 70 percent by 2018 and 100 per cent by 2024 according to the Rwanda Energy Group (REG)   The Rwandan Government also have a vested interest in the project as they hope to increase the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd September 2017

Kigali Heights Scoop Awards At Africa Property Investment Awards 2017

 Kigali Heights and Garden City were among winners at the Africa Property Investment Awards 2017 in Johannesburg.   Property developers, owners and suppliers got the opportunity to showcase their best projects and services from across sub-Saharan Africa at the Africa Property Investment (API) Awards. The API Summit and Expo 2017 aimed to recognize excellence and innovation in the property industry.   The winning projects came from Rwanda, Kenya, Nigeria,.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd September 2017

Rwandan Packaging Industry Look To Expand Into Kenya

 Rwanda could soon see a spike in import and export packaging as a local packaging manufacturer is looking to expand into the Kenyan market.   The Polythene Materials Control Bill was introduced in 2011 by the East African Community, which was signed by countries like Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania. However, these countries have not implemented the bill to full satisfaction citing that their polythene industries are still in the stage of development.   Investors were.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 22nd September 2017

Africa-China Join Forces to Tackle Climate Change

 China and Africa’s relationship has been growing in leaps and bounds in recent times, especially in the field of renewable energy. Both countries are looking to use this avenue to its fullest potential, in an attempt to curb the problem of global warming.    Seyni Nafo,the current Acting Head of the Independent Delivery Unit with Africa Renewable Energy Initiative described how Africa are  in a unique position to maximize their potential in the field,.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th September 2017

Tanzania-Kenya Look to Fortify Trade Relations

 Tanzania and Kenya are moving forward with a plan to start a channel of communication and form a joint committee in an attempt to solve future trade disputes and foster better trade relations between the two nations.   They decided this during a meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs and East African Cooperation, Dr Augustine Mahiga, and Ms Amina Mohamed his Kenyan counterpart. They met to discuss a trade dispute triggered by Kenya’s ban on cooking gas.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 20th September 2017

Kenya-Spain Look To Finally Complete Power Line

 The Kenyan Government has asked Spain to nominate a new contractor to undertake the completion of the Lake Turkana Wind transmission project, which has been stalling ever since the termination of the previous contractor due to their struggle with debt.   Secretary of Energy, Charles Keter explained that the power line is funded by the Spanish government, prompting Nairobi to request the Spanish to handle the issue themselves and hire a new contractor on their own.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Rwanda-Tanzania Look To Improve Trade Relations

 Tanzania and Rwanda’s private sector bodies have reached a decision to renew their commitment to eliminate Non-Tariff Barriers (NTBs) between the two nations. NTBs are known to act as difficult barriers that make the export and import of goods costly and troublesome to businesses. This issue to centre-stage at the one day peer to peer meeting held between the two nations in Kigali.    “Unlike politicians, business people don’t have term limits or.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Rwandas Mega Project In The Works

 Reliable power will be achieved with the completion of Nyabarongo hydropower project in the western part of Rwanda .   The project is possibly the largest hydropower installation in Rwanda. More than 28MW of electricity is contributed by it to the national grid.    A significant challenge to energy utilities has been the development of a modernized energy system especially for developing countries.   The completion of this mega project in Rwanda should.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Rwandas Electrification a Must- REG Chief

 According to new determined targets set by the Rwanda Energy Group (REG), productive users like community production centers will be able to relish uninterrupted power supply in five years.   These targets are part of the commitments in the recently-signed performance contracts by REG and its subsidiary companies. By the end of 2018, the performance contracts state that the targets and strategies to reach government energy targets.   By the end of next year the.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Tanzania Development Authority TANTRADE look to Prioritize SMEs

 TANTRADE acting Director General, Edwin Rutageruka addressed the public in a live television program recently, and underlined the good work of the SME sector and the role it played in the development of economies in a number of countries across the globe today.   While speaking on its influence locally in Tanzania, he was quoted saying “We are committed and spend most of our time working closely with SMEs in enhancing their capacity building,” also adding that.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

Tanzania Development Authority TANTRADE look to Prioritize SMEs

 TANTRADE acting Director General, Edwin Rutageruka addressed the public in a live television program recently, and underlined the good work of the SME sector and the role it played in the development of economies in a number of countries across the globe today.   While speaking on its influence locally in Tanzania, he was quoted saying “We are committed and spend most of our time working closely with SMEs in enhancing their capacity building,” also adding that.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 19th September 2017

India and Tanzanians Growing Relationship

 India has asked Tanzania to grant long-term visas for reputed business companies with multi-entry facility to promote investments between the two countries, the commerce ministry said today.   During the fourth session of India-Tanzania Joint Trade Committee meeting the issue was discussed.   The Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman led the Indian delegation and the Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment Charles John Mwijage represented the.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 18th September 2017



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