Social economics

Public transport will go electric

The country’s transport business continues to experience disruptions with the entry of new players, including electric cars and motorcycles for ride-hailing services as well as the adoption of automated payments, among others. JOHNSON KANAMUGIRE spoke to Director-General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority about some of the issues dominating the sector. Below are excerpts ———————– You allowed …

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Gatsibo: Over 7,000 supported to engage in banana farming

Some 7,200 people form Gatsibo who are classified under the first and second class of Ubudehe category of the social stratification programme will benefit from the district initiated banana farming project. The district says that it has started distributing banana suckers to the residents in the 14 sectors that make up Gatsibo District. Theogene Manzi, …

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East African Community To Assess Citizen Perception As It Marks 20 Years

As the East African Community (EAC) gears up celebrations to mark twenty years of its rebirth on November 30, the regional bloc has launched a Citizens’ perception portal in which citizens will express feelings on how it has impacted them. The one-year campaign launched this week, provides a platform to hear stories from every East …

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State of nation: The speech versus reality

Assistance. The elderly are ferried on wheelbarrows to receive their senior citizen grant under the government Social Assistance Grant for Empowerment programme in Napak District on September 4, 2018. PHOTO BY STEVEN ARIONG   In Summary Analysis. President Museveni delivered his State-of-the-Nation Address last Thursday, as a practice, which marked the beginning of the fourth session …

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Illegal fees haunt UPE schools 22 years later

Facility. Girls of St Edward Gobero Primary School walk out of a classroom. Lack of infrastructure is one of the challenges UPE Schools still face. PHOTO BY PATIENCE AHIMBISIBWE  In Summary UPE progress . Despite government meeting expenses for scholastic materials, operational costs and teacher salaries, administrators in schools say the money government provides is …

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