Africa’s aviation industry captains chart new course

  Delegates at the fourth Ground Handling International Stakeholders’ Conference in Kigali yesterday. The meeting seeks to devise new ways to unleash Africa’s aviation potential. Sam Ngendahimana. Africa’s aviation market is predicted to top the global charts over the next 20 years. The industry growth is projected to be around 6 per cent on an annual basis, and it is a sector that many players believe has untapped potential. At the moment, however, Africa accounts for less than 2 per cent of the global air service market, according to the World Bank. The sector is generally facing seismic challenges around […]

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PSF pushes for removal of work experience for youth

Fresh graduates look out for job opportunities during a job fair in Kigali recently. Sam Ngendahimana. The Private Sector Federation (PSF) is pushing for the removal of work experience as a means to provide employment opportunities for youth. Deus Kayitakirwa, the Director of Advocacy at PSF told Sunday Times that the private sector is ensuring that this applies within the constituency of the private sector players. “There’s a role for businesses and the people who work in them to help bridge the gap between education and the world of work. We will make sure that the previous work experience, in the related […]

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Deadline Extension

Reference made to the tender notice published on Thursday 12th July 2018 regarding development of detailed technical designs for the Rwanda International Trade and Exhibition Park (RITEP), we would like to inform the public that the proposals submission deadline is extended to 9th August 2018.

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Press Release: Tanzania-Rwanda Trade Forum

Kigali, Rwanda – Wednesday, May 20 The first Tanzania Rwanda Trade Forum (TRTF) comes to deepen trade opportunities between private sector organizations from the two countries. Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF), Tanzania Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture (TCCIA); Tanzania Trade Development Authority (TANTRADE), Tanzania Truck owners Association (TATOA) and 361 Degrees Tanzania have together organized this forum with the theme “Strengthening Bilateral and Trade Investment Opportunities.” The TRTF will assemble over 100 key business players from Tanzania and Rwanda’s private sectors, as well as policy-makers from both governments. The main objective of the TRTF is to emphasize the role […]

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MEDIA NOTE: LABOUR DAY 2016

“Supporting productive Employment by supporting young entrepreneurs” Kigali, Rwanda – Today we join the rest of the world to celebrate the Labour Day. As employers, we strongly support productive employment and better working environment that enable growth and promote young entrepreneurs. This is also an opportunity for PSF to remind all our esteemed Members to comply with Labour laws with a particular emphasis on Occupational Health and Safety policy in their respective companies and business associations. Evidence has shown that good Occupational Health and safety practices in a country reduce costs of doing business and eventually attract more investments. The […]

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PSF Kwibuka22

Kigali-Rwanda- On April 15, 2016 as part of the 22nd commemoration of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi, Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) members paid tribute to private sector members that belonged to the former “Chambre de Commerce et d’Industrie du Rwanda” whose lives were lost during the 1994 Genocide. “A walk to remember” that commenced from Merez petrol (Station), Muhima was concluded at the Gisozi memorial sanctuary where private sector members lay wreaths on the graves of the victims of the 1994 genocide against Tutsis and observed a moment of silence in tribute. Thereafter, a vigil was held at PSF […]

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Africa Global Business Forum 2013

OVERVIEW With the strengthening of Africa’s position as an attractive destination for investment and its growing and diversifying economies, Africa’s large economic community offers an immense scope for bilateral investment and trade making it a lucrative and important business destination. Home to 7 of the 10 fastest growing economies in the world and with a population of over 1 billion people, a combined GDP of close to US$2trillion, Africa’s economic growth in recent years has made it a region of international focus. Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum - UAE Vice President, Prime [...] Read more »