Government Launches Electronic Trade Information Centre in Rwanda


In a move to boost trade and reduce doing business costs in the country, an online trade information centre with vital trade information about Rwanda has been launched.

The centre will have all the country's trade related information on single window system accessible worldwide, linking national and international investors.

Francis Gatare, the Director General of Rwanda Investment and Export Promotion Agency (Riepa) said that the centre called 'trade point Rwanda' will facilitate the internal and international business community with trade-related information. "The new gateway to global networking will also promote trade of Rwanda's products as it has an on-line promotional service that will boost the country's export revenues," Gatare added. He continued that they will generate more trade-related information and publish it in many different languages; English, French and Kinyarwanda, to ease communication among the business community. "Any person globally who will be in need of doing business, trade related information will be provided on the network. They can browse and get it," the director general revealed.

Tony Roberto Nsanganira, the Trade point Rwanda manager said the information centre is a trade facilitator where business people are linked virtually to a single portal. State minister for Industry and Investment Promotion, Vincent Karega was upbeat about the development saying Rwanda has a fast growing economy which needed such up-to-date initiatives to make Vision 2020 a reality.

Prisca Mujawayezu, Private Sector Federation (PSF) deputy Secretary General, was optimistic that SMEs in the country will be promoted as they constitute the biggest percentage of the country's economy.

The New Times