Fighting prevention: Public transporters urged to be vigilant

Fighting prevention: Public transporters urged to be vigilant

As a continuous measure to ensure no one uses public transport means to transport illegal goods, the District Police Units of Rubavu and Musanze met with about 1100 commercial motorcyclists and cyclists on June 25 to strengthen the existing partnership to fight and prevent crimes. In the two separate events, the motorcyclists and cyclists were…

After Saham Group, Rwanda courts more Moroccan investors

After Saham Group, Rwanda courts more Moroccan investors

In June 2014, Moroccan conglomerate, the Saham Group – with interests in insurance, offshoring, health services and real estate – took majority control of one of Rwanda’s largest insurance firms. This week President Kagame led a Rwandan delegation pushing for more of similar investments. Saham Finances, a subsidiary of Saham Group acquired a 66% stake…

Rwanda Unveils New Fuel Storage Depot

Rwanda Unveils New Fuel Storage Depot

Rwanda is moving closer to solving challenges of fuel demand and supply in the growing local market. President Paul Kagame has today unveiled Rwanda’s second biggest fuel depot at Rusororo sector in Gasabo District outside Kigali. The new depot jointly owned by Societe Petroliere S.A.R.L has storage capacity of 22 million litres of which can help the…

250 taxi-moto operators in Kamonyi join youth volunteers’ organization  

250 taxi-moto operators in Kamonyi join youth volunteers’ organization  

​About 250 commercial motorcycle operators in Kamonyi District have joined the Rwanda Youth Volunteers in Community Policing (RYVCP). The new members, who subscribed to the youth organisation early this week, belong to COMATRACO and COSTAMOKA, the two cooperative of commercial motorcyclists in Kamonyi. The youth organization is one of the vibrant community policing groups that…

Transporters told to be vigilant against drug dealers

Transporters told to be vigilant against drug dealers

Rwanda National Police (RNP) appeals to public transporters to exercise maximum vigilance not to facilitate criminality, especially drug dealers, who use public means to traffic psychotropic substances. The call comes after two suspected drug dealers were arrested on May 28 in Ngoma District while trafficking 21 kilogrammes of cannabis using public transport means. Jean Claude,…

Car Free Day Excites Rwandans

Car Free Day Excites Rwandans

For the first time, Rwandans today switched off car engines and walked and cycled to observe the just introduced Car Free Day. City residents assembled in the car free zone in the central business district while others gathered at the massive parking yard of Rwanda Revenue Authority Premises to recieve free medical checkup for non…

Mobile mechanical test lane takes services closer to end users

Mobile mechanical test lane takes services closer to end users

​The Rwanda National Police (RNP) Mobile Test Lane has winded up its vehicle inspection in parts of the Western and Southern provinces, where it was stationed since January this year. According to Senior Supt. Bernardin Nsengiyumva, who is in charge of the mobile lane, they trekked the districts of  Rubavu, Karongi, Rusizi, Nyamagabe and  Huye …

With New Tax Policy, Rwandans Digging Deep For Cars

With New Tax Policy, Rwandans Digging Deep For Cars

Effective April 21, Rwandans begun digging deeper into their pockets to own an imported secondhand vehicle. Rwanda has began implementing the East African Community(EAC) Depreciation schedule through a Free on Board depreciation rate ranging between 20% for 2 year old cars to 75% for 9 year old cars. A 10 year old car and above,…

Why Is Lake Kivu Changing Colours?

Why Is Lake Kivu Changing Colours?

In the past few weeks, Lake Kivu suddenly began changing colours. Residents on the shores have been taking selfies and sharing on social media. Photos of the colour changing lake attracted several comments on social media and there was no sign that the lake waters would return to normality. This caused panic. However, scientists have since laboured…

Duo arrested in driver’s licence tests malpractices

Duo arrested in driver’s licence tests malpractices

​Two men were on Thursday arrested in Kayonza District in connection with seating for driver’s licence provisional test on behalf of the legible candidates. Jean Bosco Hagumakubana, 36, and Yovinsi Kwizera 20, were arrested after the police examiners noticed a mismatch in the passport photos the duo had attached on the exam papers. The duo, who admitted…

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