By 1994, Rwanda’s population stood at more than 7 million people comprising three ethnic groups.
The Hutu (who made up roughly 85% of the population). The Tutsi (14%) and Twa (1%) for centuries, Rwanda existed as a centralized monarchy under a succession of Tutsi Kings from one clan who ruled through cattle chiefs, land chiefs and military chiefs. The king was supreme.
The Rwanda genocide, also known as the genocide against the Tutsi, was a genocidal mass slaughter of Tutsi, in Rwanda by members of the Hutu majority Government 7th April 1994 – July 1994.
As the brutal killing continued, the world stood idly by and just watched. The genocide was sparked by the death of the Rwanda’s president Juvenal Habyarimana a Hutu, when his plane was shot down above Kigali Airport on 6th April 1994.
WHY TRAVEL TO RWANDA
It is an African country whose name will always be tinged with tragedy but which is also known as a fabulous destination for Business, Entrepreneurs, Business Networking, investments, wild life and adventure.
While travelers in sub-Saharan Africa should always take the standard precautions, when it comes to drinking water, personal security, safe investment grounds and other such fragments of common sense, Rwanda is a country which can be explored with reasonable confidence.
“Rwanda is generally safe and crime levels are relatively low”.
More to the mountains than primate……..
As its name suggests, volcanoes, National parks, green vegetations, plain land forest etc. Rwanda is rarely considered a classic safari destination but for these seeking things that roar and growing in the night, and lake activities, Rwanda provides such great ambience for tourists.
Rwanda is among the top three nations in Africa for ease of doing business.
In (2015) the World Bank rated Rwandan Economy as one of the world’s fastest growing economy with 8% growth rate.
Recently we hear slot about the economic flow down that is impacting growth in Africa. Some African economies are feeling the heat but Rwanda in the meanwhile has-been striving.
WHY DO BUSINESS IN RWANDA
Rwanda is among the top three nations in Africa for ease of doing business following, there is no minimum amount required to invest in the country and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) is a one stop entity committed to support both business owners and investors.
Effective public enterprise and civil servants, Rwanda’s public sector is amazingly well organized and efficient and that is crucial in cutting time and energy when getting your business off the ground or growing it.
Rwanda has an overly ambitious development agenda to give you a taste
Rwanda has one of Africa’s fastest internet connections which allow you to remain effective in your communication. The government has decided to make internet available throughout the country.
Rwanda is a gem for both old and first time starters in the African Diaspora.
Anyone can easily get a visa into Rwanda; you can register your business in less than 24 hours online. You do not even need to be in Rwanda to register your business and earn money. Once you have registered your business, a residence permit then takes about 3days. You can own land/ landed properties in Rwanda even as a non-national, you can buy it from a private owner or lease it. This is huge for the African Diaspora 100% of your shares and profits belong to you if you wish to be soul owner of your company. You can also take your money out of the country anytime in US dollars.
Rwanda’s GDP from Agriculture increased significantly to 472 RWF Billion in the forth quarter of 2017 from 457 RWF billion in the third quarter of 2017. The National institute of statistics (NISR)
This was achieved by Government deliberately plans and policies to mitigate the 60 years drought which included construction of valley dams, with capacity of 40,000 cubic meters (m3) of water for agricultural purposes, the cultivation of drought resistant forage for livestock consumption.