Rwanda : Inyange Industries- Rwanda’s leading milk plant
Inyange Industries is a leading food processing company in Rwanda, manufacturing a variety of products under the brand name – “Inyange”. The “Inyange” brand has been in use since 1997. In 1999 it began its operations which included processing and selling of pasteurized milk and yoghurt. Later in 2001, the plant introduced Mineral Water processing and packaging. The industry’s objective is to maintain our high reputation, progress in our strong hold in the local market and continue to create new markets within the EAC region..
Rwanda|Poverty should not be the cause of unwanted pregnancies
Students in high schools and higher learning institutions should not let their poor living conditions pave way for unwanted pregnancies. The call was made by scientists from Hope Rwanda initiative during an open debate on health issues, with students of the Catholic Institute of Kabgwayi (ICK) located in Muhanga district, in the Southern Province of Rwanda. Hope Rwanda scientist Patrick Mico underscored that prostitution its self is one among the causes of poverty, “getting engaged into prostitution is the cause of HIV/Aids, unwanted pregnancies and stress, all these...
Saturday, 29 June 2013
Friday, 28 June 2013
The United Kingdom has donated more than Rwf22 billion to Fonds National de l’Environnement (FONERWA) a fund created recently to deal with climate change and environmental degradation.
The two-year £22.5 million non-budget support aid to help Rwanda fund its activities to deal with climate change was signed yesterday by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning and the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID).
FONERWA is a new initiative that the Rwandan government has set up to support environment protection and deal with climate change issues through supporting public and private clean energy and green life initiatives.
At an event held at the ministry headquarters in Kigali, Finance and Economic Planning minister Amb. Claver Gatete signed the funding agreement with Mike Hammond who heads DFID in Rwanda.
“This contribution will make a big difference in ensuring that the population that is vulnerable to climate change is helped,” Minister Gatete said shortly after signing the agreement. “We hope that other stakeholders, including development partners, the private sector and civil society will come forward up to support this important initiative.”
The Government of Rwanda has also earmarked £1.7million (around Rwf 1,679,950,360) of domestic resources as it continues to mobilise money for the first three years of kick-starting the climate change fund.
Most of the domestic resources have come from environmental fines paid by offenders as well as fees obtained from consolidating existing environmental funds in the country, officials said.
The head of DFID in Rwanda said that Rwanda is very vulnerable to climate change because 80 per cent of her population depend on agriculture.
“Everything else we support would be in jeopardy if we do not support climate change and environment protection initiatives,” Hammond said.
He said that the funds released by his organisation are expected to help 150,000 people who are vulnerable to climate change and provide an additional 2000 people with clean energy.
The beneficiaries will be expected to use the funds in their clean energy initiatives such as biogas energy projects, reforestation, and irrigation among other projects in case of FONERWA’s approval.
The Minister of Natural Resources, Stanislas Kamanzi, said the fund will significantly contribute to green energy, support environmental initiatives, and generally curb climate change impacts.
The DFID is one of the major contributors to Rwanda’s education, agriculture, social protection, forestry, land, and environment sectors.
A second dry leased Boeing 737-700 NG brand new Aircraft from Germany landed at Kigali International Airport 3:05pm local time yesterday.
The aircraft will replace the second Boeing 737-500 which has served for about 20 years, according to John Mirenge, CEO RwandAir.
“The arrival of this aircraft means that our fleet is now standing at two owned Boeing 737 – 800NG, two owned CRJ900NG, two dry leased Boeing 737-700NG and one wet leased DASH8,” Mirenge noted.
He added that the aircraft will help consolidate the newly launched flight routes in Africa but also enable the airline to reach further places, including southern Europe.
“Our vision as an airline is to make sure that we operate aircrafts not exceeding six years and above,” Mirenge said.
Silas Lwakabamba, the Minister for Infrastructure, commended the national flag carrier for its contribution towards the country’s economic development.
“Everybody should be proud of this airline because of the contribution its making for us, especially on trade promotion, tourism and aviation industry; many airlines are coming here partly because of the success story of RwandAir,” Lwakabamba said.
He reaffirmed government’s support to the aviation industry.
“We are not only giving Kigali International Airport a vigour facelift but are also doing what we must do to ensure that Bugesera Airport is ready by 2017. This will not only support Kigali International Airport but also boost our aviation industry.”
Recently, RwandAir opened a new route to Accra Ghana.
It also operates international flights to Nairobi and Mombasa in Kenya, Entebbe, Uganda, Bujumbura, Burundi and Dar es Salaam, Kilimanjaro and Mwanza in Tanzania.
The airline also flies to Johannesburg, South Africa, Dubai, Libreville and Brazzaville.
It is also planning to start flights to Juba in South Sudan, as well as Douala in Cameroon and Abidjan, Ivory Coast this year, according to Mirenge.
The next delivery is expected to arrive February next year according to the airline officials.