• Government Has Been Creating 146,000 Jobs Per Year - Mifotra

    Government has made progress to meet the target of creating 200,000 off-farm jobs annually by 2018. This was said by Judith Uwizeye, the Minister of Public Service and Labor (MIFOTRA).

    "According to the latest Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey (EICV4) report which was released in September 2015, at least 146,000 off-farm jobs having been created in the country annually since 2011. With such a record, I am optimistic that government will achieve its target of creating 200,000 off-farm jobs every year by 2018," Uwizeye said.

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  • Hope for jobseekers at Kigali employment fair

    Hundreds of jobseekers yesterday turned up at Petit Stade, Remera for the third Kigali Employment Fair which attracted over 60 companies looking for candidates to fill available vacancies. 

    Janvier Dukuzumuremyi, a university graduate from Musanze District, said he hoped to get a job from the fair.

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  • Fresh labour market data should be produced regularly - experts

    There is a need to consistently generate and publish fresh labour market information that provides updates on the kind of skills that employers need, and the number of jobseekers as well as their areas of expertise.

    The call was made by participants who were gathered at a two-day regional employment forum in Kigali, which concluded on Tuesday.

    This, they said, would significantly help address the issue of unemployment.

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  • Labour Day amid youth unemployment challenges

    Every year the world celebrates Labour Day. It is marked with the celebration of the socio-economic achievements of workers worldwide.

    Basically, the Labour Day reminds the working class globally that having a job is a precious thing.

    In Africa, the Labour Day should give us an opportunity to address critical employment challenges, especially among the youth.

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  • How Nyagatare rice farmer became a millionaire

    As an old adage goes, the best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today. Peter Muyongo a resident of Kayigiro village, Gitegure cell, Tabagwe sector in Nyagatare District, in the Eastern Province, took this saying seriously.

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  • Community-based approach can tackle skills gap: experts

    Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has called on regional employment experts to reflect on the problems affecting the labour market in regional countries and come up with tangible remedies to the prevailing skills gap.

    Such problems include low levels of investment, and productivity, disparities between education and labour market, among others.

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  • Prime Minister calls for joint effort to tackle unemployment

    Prime Minister Anastase Murekezi has said unemployment has become a global challenge that requires joint efforts from all nations.

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  • Christelle Kwizera - The startup story of a social entrepreneur on a mission to provide much-needed affordable water solutions in East Africa

    Water scarcity in Africa is a huge challenge today, but one young woman socialpreneur is building an enterprise that is looking to bring an answer that is both affordable and durable. Christelle Kwizera, founder of Water Access Rwanda (WARwanda), a company providing essential water filtration solutions, is already making a difference in her country.  

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