Press Releases

Press Releases

20.02.2017 Closing of offer of Government shares in I&M Bank (Rwanda) Ltd. extended to March 10, 2017

The Offer for Sale of 19.81% shareholding held by the Government of Rwanda in I & M Bank (Rwanda) Ltd., that was launched on the 14th February and meant to close on 03 March 2017, has been receiving enthusiastic investor...[more]

16.02.2017 Rwanda receives € 10 million to support electricity access roll out

Kigali February 16, 2017-The Government of Rwanda and the Kingdom of Belgium today signed a financing agreement worth € 10 million (approximately Frw 8.7 billion) to support electricity access roll-out program (EARP) through...[more]

16.02.2017 Agriculture transformation receive additional Frw 5.3 billion boost from DFID

Kigali February 12, 2016-Government of Rwanda and the Department for International Development (DFID) today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that will see the later add £5million (Frw 5.13 billion), to World Bank’s...[more]

14.02.2017 Government of Rwanda announces offer for sale of its stake in I&M Bank

Kigali, Rwanda- The Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN) today announced the offer for sale of its stake of 19.81 percent in I&M Bank (Rwanda) Ltd, to the public through an...[more]

09.02.2017 Government and Development Partners discuss Rwanda’s long-term development priorities

Senior Government officials and development partners today convened in Rubavu district for the thirteenth annual Development Partners Retreat (DPR), to discuss Rwanda’s development plans and priorities for medium and long...[more]

07.02.2017 Government increases spending to carter for priority infrastructure projects

Government plans to marginally raise spending by Frw 4.9 billion from Frw  1949.4 billion approved by Parliament in June 2016 to  Frw 1954.2 billion, Claver Gatete, the Minister of Finance and Economic Planning...[more]

30.01.2017 SDGs Center for Africa to accelerate implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

The sustainable Development Goals Center for Africa (SDGC/A) was launched last week in Kigali bringing together 200 delegates from across Africa representing the private sector, academic institutions, multilateral organisations...[more]

26.01.2017 IMF Executive Director acknowledges prudent economic management during visit

Rwanda has been lauded for its good economic management policies that have kept the economy on the right path amid external shocks. Since 2015, low commodity prices, foreign exchange depreciation as well as long drought spell...[more]

23.01.2017 Prudent economic policies tamed a tough 2016

The year 2016 was a challenging year both in terms of the global economic environment and the climatic conditions that impacted our agriculture production. As such, policies by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning were...[more]

19.01.2017 IMF Executive Board approves sixth review of Rwanda’s Policy Support Instrument (PSI) performance

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed on January 6th, 2017, the sixth review of Rwanda’s economic performance under a three-year Policy Support Instrument (PSI) and new Standby Credit Facility...[more]

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