PSF urges regional MPs to back business friendly policies

Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) chief executive Stephen Ruzibiza addresses members of the East African Legislative Assembly yesterday. PSF has challenged regional legislators to step up advocacy for policies designed to eliminate trade barriers, which continue to undermine regional integration. Sam Ngendahimana Rwanda’s Private Sector Federation (PSF) has challenged regional legislators to increase their advocacy for policies designated to eliminate trade barriers, which continue to undermine regional integration. Officials from the umbrella of Rwandan business community were yesterday meeting members of the East African Legislative Assembly (EALA) who are undertaking an outreach programme in partner states. In Rwanda, the lawmakers […]

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APEFE-PSF program to enhance skills in Rwandan youth.

145 youth in the 1st intake of apprenticeship training under the Workplace Learning Support Programme, have completed three months in 4 pilot TVET schools for theoretical learning and basic practices. Before starting the practical learning in companies; a workshop between the trainers from all 13 TVET Schools identified to collaborate with the programme and 100 in-company trainers; was held on this 22nd January 2019 to jointly prepare the three months learning in companies. Participants in the workshop (Photo: APEFE) Representatives from different professional chambers and associations under the Private Sector Federation (PSF) and the officials from the Ministry of Public […]

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Senate vows to advocate for Beer and wine producers.

Members of the Senate Standing committee on Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Security has vowed to visit different local wine producers in a new strategy to resolve all the outstanding issues hampering this sector. The pledge was made after the internal meeting of the senatorial committee with members of the Private Sector Federation that professionally produces local wines and beer at PSF Headquarter Gikondo Expo Grounds. “We will also visit your industries to ascertain exactly the issues that hamper the effective production of wine,” Mike Rugema the head of the delegation said while addressing the participants. Members of Rwandan Senate meeting […]

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REG to offer free connections for big industries

By  Jean d’Amour Mbonyinshuti A view of the Kigali Special Economic Zone home to light and heavy duty industries. Are you an investor and you wanted to start your business in Rwanda and worried about the cost to get new power connections?  Were you budgeting and you felt it would cause headache due to that additional cost? Relax then because Rwanda Energy group (REG) has waived that cost. Effective January 1, 2019 new connection for big industries will be done free of charge as REG moves to support the government plan to ease doing business in Rwanda. According to Ron […]

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FEATURED: Fighting corruption: Are institutions doing enough?

The Government of Rwanda has put the fight against corruption at the top of his political agenda. Many institutions were put in place and strong legal framework adopted. In August 2018, the law No 54/2018 of 13/08/2018 on fighting against corruption was enacted and it includes new provisions aiming to deter corruption and public funds embezzlement. Beyond the government efforts, CSOs spearheaded by Transparency International Rwanda are contributing to the national struggle against corruption. Transparency International Rwanda is very known through various surveys on corruption he publishes. The very much known one is Rwanda Bribery Index, an annual survey which […]

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Bafakurera joins COMESA Board

  PSF Chairman Robert Bafakulera  The Private Sector Federation Chairperson Robert Bafakurera has joined the Common Market of Eastern and Southern Africa Business Council Board. Bafakurera was elected to the Board in November at a meeting held in Lusaka, Zambia. The board is chaired by Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry President, who was also elected at the same meeting and will serve between 2018 and 2020. Other board members are from Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Malawi and Seychelles. On the COMESA board, Bafakurera is expected to advocate for private sector members to get better business conditions in the region. Bafakurera […]

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PSF Members participates in the Continental Trade Fair.

The Private Sector Federation has facilitated its members to participate in the one week Intra-African Trade Fair that kicked off on 11th December 2018 in Cairo capital Egypt. The Intra-African Trade Fair is the first of its kind in Africa, consisting of a 7-day trade show that provides a platform for sharing trade, investment and market information and enabling buyers and sellers, investors and countries to meet, discuss and conclude business deals. It provides an opportunity for exhibitors to showcase their goods and services, engage in Business to Business (B2B) exchanges and conclude business deals. Some of the Rwanda companies […]

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Made-in-Rwanda Expo: Exhibitors up by 80%

The Minister for Trade and Industry Soraya Hakuziyaremye (2nd right) and other officials open Made-in-Rwanda Expo 2018 at Gikondo Expo Grounds. The number of exhibitors at the annual Made-in-Rwanda Expo has increased by 86 per cent in the past four years with about 460 exhibitors showcasing locally made products this year. The 2018 expo, which is the fourth edition of the show, was officially launched yesterday at the Gikondo Expo Grounds. Organised by the Private Sector Federation (PSF), the exhibition aims at promoting locally made products by encouraging more local producers to showcase their products to a wider market. According […]

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Young innovators impress at Made-in-Rwanda Expo

      One of the impressive innovation in Made In Rwanda Expo 2018 At the just-concluded Made-in-Rwanda Expo, young innovators and entrepreneurs made lasting impressions with some innovative products. 1. Making non-wood furniture Three young graduates from IPRC-Musanze, namely Erie Nshimiyimana Tharcisse Ndahimana and Jules Aimé Simbi, have managed to create own jobs through fighting deforestation by locally producing tables, chairs, ping pong tables, dining tables, multi-position chairs by using concrete, cement, gravel, sand and steel instead of wood. The products sold to hotels, markets, schools, public institutions, parks, homes, and others, are fire resistant, resistant to corrosion, resilient […]

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