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“The land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is a green undulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey – home to one third of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s bird species, several species of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people. www.rwandatourism.com
The land of a Thousand Hills”, Rwanda is a green ondulating landscape of hills, gardens and tea plantations. It offers tourists a one of a kind journey – home to one third of the world remaining Mountain Gorillas, one third of Africa’s birds spicies, several spicies of primates, volcanoes, game reserve, resorts and islands on the expansive lake Kivu, graceful dancers, artistic crafts and friendly people.
Rwanda is a thriving, safe country with one of the lowest crime rates in Africa. All major attractions are located within 1-5 hour drive from the capital, Kigali.
Paul Kagame was born in October 1957 in Rwanda’s Southern Province. His family fled pre-independence ethnic persecution and violence in 1960, crossing into Uganda where Kagame spent thirty years as a refugee. Determined to resist oppressive regimes, as a young man, Paul Kagame joined current Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni and his group of guerrilla fighters to launch a war to free Uganda from dictatorship. Under the new government, he served as a senior military officer.
In 1990, Paul Kagame returned to Rwanda to lead the Rwandan Patriotic Front’s (RPF) four-year struggle to liberate the country from the autocratic and divisive order established since independence. Led by Kagame, the Rwanda Patriotic Army defeated the genocidal government in July 1994 and the RPF subsequently set Rwanda on its current course towards reconciliation, nation building and socioeconomic development.
Paul Kagame was appointed Vice-President and Minister for Defence in the Government of National Unity on 19 July 1994, and four years later was elected Chairman of the RPF, a partner in the Government of National Unity. On 22 April 2000 Paul Kagame took the Oath of Office as President of the Republic of Rwanda after being elected by the Transitional National Assembly. President Paul Kagame won the first ever democratic elections held in Rwanda in August 2003 and was re-elected to a second seven-year mandate in August 2010.
President Kagame has received recognition for his leadership in peace building and reconciliation, development, good governance, promotion of human rights and women’s empowerment, and advancement of education and ICT, and is widely sought after to address regional and international audiences on a range of issues including African development, leadership, and the potential of ICT as a dynamic industry as well as an enabler for Africa’s socioeconomic transformation. President Kagame currently serves as chair of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Group on MDGs and as co-chair along with Carlos Slim of the ITU’s Broadband Commission.
Paul Kagame is married to Jeannette Nyiramongi and they have four children. He is a keen tennis player and football fan.
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Environement Authority: REMA is non-sectorial institution mandated to facilitate coordination and oversight of the implementation of national environmental policy and the subsequent legislation.
REMA has a key role to play towards the achievement of the national goal of sustainable development as set in out in the National Developement Vision 2020. |www.rema.gov.rw |
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Agriculture in Rwanda accounts for a third of Rwanda’s GDP; constitutes the main economic activity for the rural households (especially women) and remains their main source of income. Today, the agricultural population is estimated to be a little less than 80% of the total population. The sector meets 90% of the national food needs and generates more than 70% of the country’s export revenues.
Mining activities in Rwanda started in the early 1930’s, developed by Belgian foreign companies such as; MINETAIN, GEORWANDA, SOMUKI and COREM as well as private mining dealers for example MARSHALL, STINGLHAMBERT, GREENS, CARDINAEL, DE BORCHGRAVE etc.
Natural ressources: The MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES was established to ensure sustainable management and rational use of natural resources. The imbalance between population and natural resources is the biggest challenge that Rwanda has with regard to the management and protection of the environment and natural resources (land, water resources, forests, minerals, etc). Degradation has occurred over the decades causing serious ecological and socio-economic problems that, if no adequate recovery measures are undertaken, would lead to an irreversible damage. |www.minirena.gov.rw |
Rwanda energy primary use is dominated by biomass which accounts for 86.3%; Total installed generation capacity of 110 MW, with 16% connectivity rate. Hydropower, accounts for 59% and thermal (fossil fuel) for 40% and 1% methane gas.
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THE MISSION :“Leading the fight against corruption through public education, prevention and law enforcement”
ORIGIN AND MEANING OF WORD “OMBUDSMAN”
The term ombudsman (om-budz-man) originated in Sweden the first country to have an Ombudsman in 1809 when the Swedish Parliament appointed an Ombudsman to resolve problems in the absence of the king. It essentially means “representative”. An ombudsman is an official, usually appointed by the government or by parliament , who is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints reported by individual citizens. https://www.ombudsman.gov.rw
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Located at the crossroads of East Africa and Central Africa, Rwanda is a key partner for all regional development projects. Become the preferred destination for investors and businessmen in the region, Rwanda, which has established a business an original model is in the process of joining the group of emerging countries of Africa. It is now a reference for all applications related to ICT technologies. Tomorrow it will be a hub of services in the field of transport, logistics and telecommunications.
Rwanda maintains the sweetness of life and faith in the future that the tragedies of history have never been able to erase. Its rich culture has taken the best influences from the Indian Ocean, the Nile Valley, and Europe. Often compared to Switzerland for its relief, for its cleanliness and the quality of its reception, or Singapore, for its potential to modernity, Rwanda does not deny its ancient artistic traditions. Country of terrace cultivation and advanced projects, it displays an economic and social transformation control. It is this balance that ensures its success.
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