Bank of Kigali, EIB sign Rwf 30bn deal to support SMEs in Rwanda

On the side-lines of the ongoing Africa CEO Forum, Bank of Kigali signed a RWF 30 billion deal with the European Investment Bank to support new business investment across Rwanda. The new financing will be matched by Bank of Kigali and unlock a total of RWF 60 billion of new private sector investment across Rwanda. CNBC Africa filed this report.

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