Tourism has been identified as a priority sector to achieve Rwanda’s development goals as set out in Vision 2020. With the application of previous tourism policies, the country has been able to make significant progress in developing and managing its tourism sector in recent years. People seeking to visit Kivu Belt region can now easily explore a great number of tourism attractions in five districts that are adjacent to Lake Kivu. Ariella Kageruka, Head of Tourism and Conservation Department at Rwanda Development Board joins CNBC Africa for more.
Following recent attacks on local communities in Northern Rwanda – to understand the measures taken to restore calm in the area which is home to mountain gorillas, Rwanda Development Board (RDB) CEO, Clare Akamanzi joins CNBC Africa.
Mara Phones has opened a smartphone manufacturing plant in Kigali, a development that is expected to improve access to public services and financial inclusion among other things.
Gishwati-Mukura National Park was established back in October 2015 and now the ministry of environment has handed over the official management of the park to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) and will soon open doors to visitors. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo caught up with Director General of Rwanda Environmental Management Authority (REMA), Coletha Ruhamya for more.
Rwanda joined the rest of the world to mark World Tourism Day and as part of the celebrations the government through Rwanda Development Board (RDB) partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to bring together a cluster of entrepreneurs in the sector. On how best the youth can tap into the sector, Chief Tourism Officer of Rwanda Development Board, Belise Kariza joins CNBC Africa for more.
World Tourism Day is celebrated every year on September 27th with an aim of promoting tourism around the world. As the world celebrates the world Tourism Day, Rwanda Development Board and MasterCard signed a partnership agreement that will help improve the skills in the tourism industry in the country. Now, what does tourism mean to the country and to the hospitality sector? CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo filed this report.
There has been numerous headlines coming out of the country this week. The Presidents of Rwanda and Uganda on Wednesday signed an agreement in Angola to restore relations between the two neighbouring countries. Rwanda Development Board (RDB) released tourism statistics and the Monetary Policy Statement was released by the Central Bank of Rwanda. Journalist of The Newtimes, Collins Mwai joins CNBC Africa for more.
In 2018, Rwanda received about 1.7 million visitors and sold over 15000 gorilla permits. This year the country will host its 15th Editon of Kwita Izina and about 25 baby gorillas will be named. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to Belise Kariza, Chief Tourism Officer of Rwanda Development Board for more.