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Angola: Huambo to Open Agricultural Campaign With Prospects of Increased Production

Huambo — The agricultural year 2017/2018 will officially be opened on Wednesday in Cachiungo municipality, Huambo province, at a time when increasing domestic production to substitute imports is a slogan in the country, aiming to provide food safety and boost economic and social development.

Given the importance that the Executive attaches to the agricultural sector, within the framework of the policy of diversification of the national economy, this campaign will be opened by the Head of State, João Lourenço.

The development of the agricultural sector, taking into account its contribution to the creation of direct and indirect jobs, is an ambitious challenge, which the President of the Republic has made public several times during the electoral campaign and is supported by the local farmers. The programme will be tested in the 2017/2018 agricultural campaign, which will officially begin on Wednesday.

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Hilton Hotel Franchise Enters Rwanda Market

By Collins Mwai

Global hotel franchise, Hilton Hotel, is entering the Rwandan market by taking over Ubumwe Grande Hotel in downtown Kigali.

Hilton Group will operate the facility under DoubleTree by Hilton brand, joining other global brands in the market, including Radisson Blu, Park Inn, The Marriott, Serena Hotel and Golden Tulip.

Ubumwe Grande Hotel, which was opened in September last year, has 153 rooms, including 134 guest rooms and 19 apartments.

The takeover is expected to take effect beginning next year.

According to a statement by Hilton Group, the hotel will undergo some changes in order to rebrand.

“The hotel will undergo some changes in order to rebrand and will be Hilton’s first property in Rwanda. Once rebranded, the hotel will trade as the DoubleTree by Hilton Kigali City Centre,” the statement reads in part.

The property is owned by a consortium of investors, including Nepalese businessman Binod Chaudhary, Uganda’s Mukwano Group, and Robert Bapfakurera, a local businessman.

Hilton Group currently operates 19 hotel chains in the Sub-Saharan Africa with a further 29 in the pipeline. It has held a presence on the African continent for over 50 years.

Patrick Fitzgibbon, the Hilton Group senior vice-president for development, in Europe, Middle East and Africa, said they are keen on expanding their footprint in the region.

He said they will use a model of converting existing hotel facilities under the brand.

“The model of converting existing hotels into Hilton branded properties has proved highly successful in a variety of markets and we expect to see great opportunities to convert more hotels to Hilton brands,” he said.

Fitzgibbon said the model will enable them grow their portfolio and deliver returns for owners.

“It enables us to rapidly grow our portfolio and delivers returns for owners by increasing exposure of their business to more international, inter-regional and domestic travellers,” Fitzgibbon said.

Rwanda’s hospitality sector has been on a growth curve in recent years, attracting investors in medium and high class facilities consequently creating a diversity of attractions.

The tourism sector is projected to fetch about $444 million (about Rwf370 billion) in 2017, up from $404 million last year.

The increase in revenue is due to continued tourism promotion efforts as well as the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Exhibitions (MICE) strategy.

Local tourism stakeholders say the targets by RDB are feasible and could easily be surpassed largely due to the new gorilla trekking fees, RwandAir expansion and the MICE initiative.

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NRM Plots to Return Fire

By Sadab Kitatta Kaaya

After their brazen attempt to introduce the anti-age bill in Parliament was thwarted last Thursday, by a determined loud opposition, NRM strategists returned to the drawing board with some suggesting recourse to physical violence to muscle the highly divisive amendment through the House.

On Friday, a day after the failed attempt, proponents of the anti-age limit bill were locked up in a series of meetings — following up on their sit-down with Speaker of Parliament Rebecca Kadaga on Thursday afternoon.

One radical course of action they contemplated, sources said, is the use of raw force to defeat opposition to their wish to open a gateway towards a possible life presidency for Presidency Museveni.

The strategists were adamant that given their numbers, they can ably deal physically with any resistance from the opposition.

“Some 30-something MPs can’t fail us and I can assure you, we shall not allow them to repeat what they did on Thursday,” a senior NRM party official at parliament told The Observer.

“We are ready for them; we shall lift them and throw them out of the chamber such that we can transact business in peace,” the official who preferred not to be named said.

The suggestion to physically eject opposition MPs came moments after the Thursday afternoon meeting with Kadaga, which was attended by NRM members of the Parliamentary Commission namely, Robinah Nabbanja (Kakumiro Woman), Arinaitwe Rwakajara (Workers) and Peter Ogwang (Usuk).

They were joined by the Government Chief Whip Ruth Nankabirwa (Kiboga Woman) and the mover of the bill, Raphael Magyezi (Igara West).

Deputy Speaker Jacob Oulanyah who on Thursday, September 22, deferred the tabling of the controversial motion, also attended the meeting.

A source in the meeting said Kadaga asked for time to study their motion, as well as the counter proposal of Kassanda North MP Patrick Nsamba Oshabe for a Constitutional Review Commission, plus a pile of other related petitions.

She also reportedly told the group that it was important to let tempers calm down so that all proposals are considered in an environment, which is not as tense as it was last Thursday.

During a subsequent press conference at parliament, Nankabirwa confirmed that her group met the parliamentary leadership. She also spoke with bitterness about “selfish people” who had set them back in parliament.

“We were denied an opportunity to transact business that concerns the people because of selfishness,” Nankabirwa said, wondering why MPs opposed to the lifting of the age limit still went on with their plan to disrupt the plenary session yet by 1:30pm all MPs had been notified that the matter was off the table.

“The bill will anyway come, there is no reason why a member should be gagged…it can’t die in the corridors of parliament, it has to be disposed of in the most appropriate manner,” Nankabirwa said.

NUMBERS

Nankabirwa’s criticism of the chaos, which unfolded in parliament, did not extend to her colleagues on the ruling party side even though they, too, got involved in the spectacle.

Mathias Mpuuga (Masaka municipality), one of the opposition’s key strategists, told The Observer last week that the opposition will not allow NRM to use its tyranny of numbers in the House at Uganda’s expense.

“Mere majority in the House cannot be used to circumvent the good prosperity of the country; it has been our clarion call that any attempt to amend the Constitution on very fundamental issues should be a consultative process,” Mpuuga said.

A collision course appears to have been set by the NRM movers in light of their Friday discussions well aware of the opposition’s resolve never to walk out again.

“We agreed that there shall never be a walk-out of the House again because that is what they [NRM] want…it will never happen again because we are dealing with a mob, which doesn’t listen,” Ssemujju Ibrahim Nganda, the chief opposition whip said.

While Nankabirwa told journalists that the ruling party would not resort to violence, ruling party MPs who spoke at her press conference did not hide their belligerence.

“If they think we are goats, that all of us on the NRM side don’t understand, they should know that we are ready to deal with them. If it comes to flexing, my friend, they should not joke,” Katerera MP Hatwib Katoto said.

The opposition strategists are understood to have met on Friday and Saturday but had not concluded their plan by press time.

Sudan: Minister of Agriculture and Forest Chairs Preparatory Meeting for Meetings of Ministerial Committee With Turkey

Khartoum — The Minister of Agriculture and Forests, Dr. Abdul-Latief Ejaimi, chaired Sunday at the ministry, the preparatory meeting for the convening of the Sudanese-Turkey ministerial committee to be hosted by Khartoum in 15 of next October.

The meeting attended by the ministers of the economic and services sector, the governor of the Centeral Bank of Sudan, the deputy governor of White Nile State, representative of the governor of the Red Sea state and the Sudan’s ambassador to Turkey.

The meeting heard to visions presented by the minister to submitted to the committee’s meetings , besides its reviewing to the plans of every ministry and their participation in framework of joint cooperation in order that the committee with contribute in the development and integration between the Sudan and Turkey to promote relations between them.

Minister Dr. Ejaimi noted to SUNA that the level of participation at the committee’s meeting reflects importance of meetings of the ministerial committee and the strategic relations with turkey.

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Rwandan Alternative Packaging Industry Eyes External Market

By Michel Nkurunziza

Rwanda’s import-export gap in packaging could be reduced as local alternative packaging manufacturers seek to tap into regional market such as Kenya, which recently banned use of non-biodegradable plastic bags.

Rwanda passed a law banning the importation and use of non-biodegradable packaging bags in 2008.

Later, the East African Community legislative organ introduced Polythene Materials Control Bill of 2011, which countries like Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania have been slow in implementing, arguing that their local alternative packaging industries are yet to be developed.

After the plastics ban in 2008 in Rwanda, investors taped into the opportunity and established alternative packing industries as well as plastics recycling plants.

The investors told The New Times that they are targeting to export alternative packaging products to EAC countries such as Kenya whose alternative packing industries are yet to be developed despite the ban on the polythene bags.

Brian Ngaramba, the proprietor of Bonus Industries, an alternative packaging factory in Kicukiro District, said they have started exporting their products to Kenya.

Last month, Kenya banned the production, importation and use of plastic bags, with government introducing four-year jail term or fines of $40,000 for culprits.

Kenya Association of Manufacturers said the ban would cost 60,000 jobs and force 176 manufacturers to close since Kenya is a major exporter of plastic bags to the region.

Ngarambe said in an interview with The New Times that they are targeting the market through Kenyans who have already ordered for alternative packaging products from Rwanda.

Bonus Industries, which was started after plastics bags ban in Rwanda, produces paper bags for flour packaging, paper shopping bags, wax-coated paper for packaging bread, grocery paper bags, confectionary bags, seed bags and others, which are used by Rwanda supermarkets for packaging, according to the proprietor.

“We are not yet where we want to be. We have an open market. We target exports to regional countries. Nairobi has allowed us to export some of our products once they start implementing polythene ban. Last month, we were able to export 78 tonnes of biodegradable bags at a cost of $250,000. We have more orders from Kenya that we are going to supply,” he said.

Bonus Industries produces 160 tonnes of grocery bags, and 60 tonnes of bread packaging material every month.

The plant, that currently employees 50 staff and 35 casual labourers, has also created many jobs in sales chain.

“We give a chance to the vulnerable youth without jobs, train them and they get employed in different positions, mainly sales, that make 60 per cent of revenue,” he said.

Ngaramba said there is investment opportunity in Rwanda such as manufacturing packaging for meat, beans, biscuit and other products that cannot be packaged in papers.

He added that they also target to manufacture corrugated boxes.

According to a feasibility study, “Packaging Plant in Rwanda,” conducted in 2013, Rwanda imported paper packaging products worth $27.6 million in 2012.

Rwanda imported $538,000 in non-corrugated folding cartons from abroad in 2012, with 90 per cent from Uganda. The items are used for everything from soap, and tea to cigarettes.

Corrugated boxes in Rwanda were imported at a cost of $15.6 million in 2012.

Despite its ban on polythene and plastics, Rwanda spent $9.7 million on import of some type of polythene packaging in 2015 for products without alternative packaging material yet. The polythene is later recycled.

Challenges that are still experienced in the alternative packing industrty, Ngarambe said, include cost of transporting materials, importing raw materials, electricity cuts as well as lack of enough skilled labour.

“In the beginning, we could meet challenges such as lack of technicians and we had to hire foreign experts to train the locals which was expensive for us. We still have foreign experts,” he added.

Ngarambe suggested that authorities should look into introducing into the country tree species whose products are used as raw materials for packagaing material.

Environmental benefits

Remy Duhuze, the director of environmental regulation and pollution control at Rwanda Environment Management Authority, told The New Times that although it is difficult to measure the positive impact of polythene ban on environment in monetary terms, direct and indirect impacts are being felt since 2008.

“While the alternative packing factories and recycling plants can count the benefits of plastics ban in monetary terms according to their annual income, we, as environmentalists, also observe direct and indirect impact of the ban on environment,” Duhuze said.

Some direct benefits such as cleanliness in Kigali city is observed, he said, adding that the impact on cleanliness is also in line with boosting MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) tourism.

“Elimination of plastic bags reduced flooding because when they are dumped everywhere they block the smooth flow of water. In agriculture, the plastics impede permeation of water into soil, which can affect productivity,” he said.

Other risks of plastics on health, he said, include killing animals that consume them.

According to a 2008 estimate in waste management, people around the world discard between 500 billion and one trillion plastic bags a year.

According to a 2014 estimate, published in PLOS ONE, more than five trillion pieces of plastic (not all from bags) weighing a combined 250,000 tonnes are floating in the world’s oceans.

Duhuze said, however, that some plastic bags are still smuggled into Rwanda from neighbouring countries, but warned that authorities will not relent on cracking down on offenders.

“We have received delegations from different countries who came to learn from our initiative. People should be aware of these benefits so that the ban implementation is strengthened,” he added.

Rwanda: New Initiative to Support Women in Tourism Business

By Peterson Tumwebaze

More than 30 business women in tourism and hospitality were tipped on new skills to become profitable and competitive.

The training conducted under the flagship of the International Trade Centre (ITC) seeks to boost skills of the women in the tourism industry to be able to enhance service delivery.

The project code named “East Africa: Empowering Women in Trade” seeks to link women entrepreneurs to the international market, according to Diane Sayinzoga, the Head of SEZs and Export at Rwanda Development Board.

It also aims at enabling women entrepreneurs working in selected sectors in East Africa to trade by increasing the value of their international business transactions, thus contributing to the goal of raising incomes, and creating jobs along the value chain.

The project is an opportunity for women to meet with international counterparts, share knowledge and expertise on how to identify target markets, prepare for promotional events and how to conduct effective contract negotiations.

“This initiative is beneficial to Rwanda’s tourism industry and our stakeholders as we seek to expand and transform our tourism market into the ultimate leisure and MICE destination. The project is therefore quite timely in terms of supporting women entrepreneurs especially those in the tourism industry, Sayinzoga, told Business Times.

Carol Namatovu, the Vice Chairperson Rwanda Tours and Travel Association, said there is need to promote gender equality within the tourism industry to spur growth.

“The project is therefore a fundamental pillar in terms of equipping and facilitating the women to tap into the high- end market, whose expectations and needs are equally high,” she noted.

The idea is to connect more than 5000 women to global markets by 2020, she added.

In Rwanda, tourism contributes to 4.6% to GDP and 30% of the country’s exports.

And in 2016 alone tourism accounted for $404 million in forex exchange. The Rwanda Development Board (RDB) has already projected that the tourism sector will fetch about $444 million (about Rwf370 billion) in 2017, up from $404 million last year.

The increase in revenue is largely due to continued tourism promotion efforts as well as the Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Events and Exhibitions (MICE) strategy.

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Catholic Bishops Call for Inclusive Dialogue

By Lorraine Josiane Manishatse

In a communiqué released on 10 September, Burundian catholic bishops call on Burundians to engage in an inclusive dialogue for the great interests of the nation to prevent war.

“We would once again insist on the inclusive dialogue that must be prioritized for the great interest of the nation for blocking the way to all those who opt for the path of war,” Burundi catholic bishops said.

They said Burundians have suffered so much from war casualties and no responsible citizen can accept that the country plunges once again into war. “Everyone knows that disagreements between politicians have resulted in mutual exclusion, killings and assassinations,” they said.

They also said this situation has forced many Burundians to flee the country to neighboring countries where they live in terrible conditions. “Among them there are politicians, law enforcement and security officials, economic operators and leaders of various civil society organizations,” they said.

Bishops said that Burundians cannot work together to build their homeland together since some are forced to stay abroad. They called on all Burundians to join their forces to build a better country. “Those who are in power or those who seek to conquer it and ever all Burundians are like travelers who share the same road.

Everyone needs the contribution of the other, “according to the bishops of the catholic church in Burundi.

They said they fear if the inter-Burundian- dialogue is delayed, the problems the country is facing will become more complicated.

On 6 September , Burundian Ombudsman, Edouard Nduwimana announced that the last round of the inter-Burundian dialogue of Arusha, led by former Tanzanian President, William Benjamin Mkapa will be held by October. He said the people prosecuted in Burundi will not be invited to this peace talks.

Burundi has plunged into a violent political crisis since President Pierre Nkurunziza announced a controversial run for a third term, which he won in contested elections in July 2015. Since then, a dialogue between the Burundi Government and the opposition has been demanded by the UN, AU, EU, EAC and other partners to restore peace. A proper dialogue never took off. A series of meetings organized by the EAC that Burundi’s leaders committed to -but failed to attend- initially.

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DP Ruto Tells IEBC to Set Poll Date

By Pscu

Deputy President William Ruto has asked the Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission (IEBC) to set election date, saying Jubilee Party is ready for a repeat poll.

Speaking during a tour of Nairobi with President Uhuru Kenyatta hours after the Supreme Court ruling, Mr Ruto said Jubilee is ready for a fresh election and Kenyans will get a chance to express their sovereign will to shame those who refused to concede defeat.

He was confident that in the repeat exercise, Jubilee will win with over 70 per cent.

“On 8 August we defeated our competitors, Kenyans voted for a majority of Jubilee candidates in the position of governors, senators, women representatives and members of county assembly.

“We are now telling the IEBC to put up a new timetable for election and we will again win with majority, this time round not with 54 per cent but with over 70 per cent,” said the Deputy President.

President Kenyatta and Mr Ruto addressed residents at Burma Market, Jua Kali and Muthurwa in Nairobi. They held the meetings hours after the Supreme Court nullified President Kenyatta’s August 8 win.

They were accompanied by Governors Mike Sonko (Nairobi), Samuel Tunai (Narok) Moses Lenolkulal (Samburu), MP Aden Duale (Garissa Town) and Elgeyo Marakwet Senator Kipchumba Murkomen.

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Teachers To Get Pay Rise in July

Photo: The Nation

TSC boss Lydia Nzomo and Kuppet chairman Omboko Milemba in Naivasha last year (file photo).

By Ouma Wanzala

Teachers’ salary increase will be implemented starting July, their employer has said.

In efforts to address the growing anxiety among the more than 305,000 teachers, TSC said on Sunday the National Treasury had given an assurance that Sh13.8 billion required for the implementation of the first phase of the Collective Bargaining Agreements from July 1 had been set aside.

This means that the salary increase will not be implemented in one phase as demanded by Kenya National Union of Teachers and Kenya Union of Post Primary Education Teachers.

SOFTENED STANCE

The deal will cost taxpayers Sh54 billion in four years.

On Wednesday, the top decision making organ of Knut softened its stance and asked that the implementation of the CBA be done in two phases after TSC indicated that it has other obligations to meet for teachers.

The commission argued that since it is required to promote teachers and hire new ones, full implementation of the Sh54 billion deal in one phase would affect its operations.

TSC and the unions are set meet in coming days to strike a deal on implementation schedule.

During a meeting in Naivasha on May 5, the teachers’ unions rejected a proposal by TSC to have the deal implemented in four phases.

MODALITIES UNDERWAY

On Sunday, TSC head of communications Kamotho Kihumba said consultations with union officials and other stakeholders on the implementation modalities were underway.

“These consultations are based on the framework of the provisions in the two CBAs and will take into account the interests of all parties. TSC will in due course issue a detailed circular on how individual teachers in different grades and administrative positions will benefit,” said Mr Kihumba.

However, he did not disclose when the meetings will take place.

“The commission wishes to assure all teachers, stakeholders and the public that there should be no cause for alarm or anxiety as the CBAs will be implemented with effect from July 1,” said Mr Kihumba.

CAREER PROGRESSION

The CBA was signed in October last year and later registered with the Labour Relations and Employment Court on November 30 in readiness for implementation.

The CBAs will be implemented between July 1 and June 30, 2021.

The salary deal has created a distinct career progression for all teachers and aims to ensure that both those in administrative and non-administrative positions have clear career paths.

The CBA established a new grading and salary structure based on the principle of equal pay for equal work with all primary and post-primary teachers in non-administrative positions moving from Grade B5 (former Job H) to D1 (formerly Job Group P).

Primary school administrators are also supposed to be appointed procedurally.

CRUCIAL BENEFITS

The CBA also addresses other non-monetary but crucial benefits such as leaves and professional development.

In the deal, the lowest paid teacher, who currently earns Sh21,745, will get an increment of Sh5,450.

And the highest paid teachers in Job Group R, who currently earn Sh104,644, will get an increment of Sh20,644.

Once implemented, the highest paid teacher who will be in Job Group T will take home a maximum of Sh157,656.

The highest grade for a primary school headteacher will be D1.

DIFFERENT SALARY POINTS

Senor teachers under M and N will now fall in Job Group C4 and C5, respectively.

Principals will fall under D3 and senior principals under D4.

Two grades (group Q and R) have been collapsed into D5.

However, they will enter the grades at different salary points.

Without Discipline, Achieving Middle Income Status Might Not Be Possible

opinionBy Fabiano Okware

The months of March through to May 2017 have seen a bee-hive of activities for Parliament and ministries, departments and agencies (MDAs) discussing the budgetary proposals embedded in the ministerial policy statements. Prior to meeting respective Committees of Parliament, each MDA prepares adequately to defend its ideas on paper. Unfortunately, many of these MDAs do not make use of the meaning of preparations! Ideally preparations mean planning! One of the critical resources at the disposal of managers in planning is time management.

Time is a resource available to all of us in equal measure, both to individuals and organisations. In business terms, time is money! The appropriate use of the time available determines the success of your planned activities, ultimately the organisations’ survival, growth, development and prosperity! A good practice in time management requires time logging – the allocation of time to every planned activity to effectively and efficiently achieve the planned output.

Unfortunately, many planned meetings in most MDAs, including Parliament do not adhere to this highly cherished discipline- time management! Most meetings are held through procrastination, a practice that does not allow members to critically internalise issues at table. There is a lot of time wasting. Meetings are convened at a specific time, but the time schedule is not respected, making meetings to start long after one or two hours! Such meetings are not effective because they are held haphazardly, stressful and do not allow members adequate time to critically discuss issues and prepare for real negotiations! No wonder that is why we hear of our technocrats usually unable to engage in serious negotiations due to lack of adequate preparations to articulate issues of contention in meetings.

I was invited for a meeting in one of the ministries, in preparation for responses to one of the Committees of Parliament, which in essence is a good practice. With my discipline in time management, I arrived at the hour of the scheduled meeting. A colleague from an agency joined me about 10 minutes later grasping breath and sweating profusely, thinking s/he was late! Alas! We spent a good one hour waiting for the meeting to start. Imagine what an hour’s productive time lost in my work place could have had on the economy!

As if that was not enough, the time at the Parliament Committee meeting was yet another night mare! A meeting that was scheduled at a specific time, started an hour later! In my view, the host team could have strategically positioned themselves long before the invited guests arrive. Incidentally, as always, I reached the venue but no one was in the room. As a visitor, I opted to remain at the lobby with an eagle eye to see the first person to enter the venue of the meeting. The minister accompanied by his Permanent Secretary arrived and I followed them! Interestingly, as the business proceeded for about more than half an hour, I extended my hand for a cup of tea which I took without “escort”. Later “escorts” were served when I had long taken my tea! Nonetheless, I munched them with water because I did not want to take another cup of tea to minimise my sugar intake.

It is true the concept of tea and “escorts” at business meetings is acceptable and should highly be promoted as it makes ideas flow and discussions palatable for a win-win situation. However, serious planning, that is, time management is of essence if we are to deliver results for the survival, growth, development and prosperity of our institutions.

All in all, officials in Parliament and other public institutions should embrace and be keen on the concept of time management in their business if they are to deliver this country into the envisaged middle income status. This is the era of Hakuna muchezo! It is time for work! I believe the work of the government chief whip is to ensure that MDAs and Parliament are working tirelessly and, I also imagine she should be exercising management by walking around during the parliamentary committee sessions, establishing whether committees conduct their business as scheduled.

Ideally, the conveners of these meetings at both Parliament and MDA level should have had some training in project management scheduling techniques to minimise cases of some members of the committee coming late with apologies of being held up in another meeting!

Once again, fellow Ugandans, we should hold our leaders responsible for the poverty we talk about. Let our leaders make the best use of time available for planning, execution, and implementation and monitoring and evaluation of government programmes so that the dream of middle income status is achieved! To government technocrats, the eyes of all Ugandans are on you!

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