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New law brings stability in mining sector, says Rwanda mines board CEO

Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;The new law has raised concern among…See More
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New law brings stability in mining sector, says Rwanda mines board CEO

Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;The new law has raised concern among…See More
Sep 18
Antipas Massawe commented on Nuwagira Stephen's blog post 'Rwanda's new mining law causes jitters among sector players'
"Rather than punish the miners for mine worker injuries, disabilities, incurable diseases, or deaths which have occurred, the new mining Law could prescribed hefty fines to all (including the mines, government workers and/or the government agencies…"
Sep 5
A blog post by Nuwagira Stephen was featured

Rwanda's new mining law causes jitters among sector players

By Stephen NuwagiraRwanda has a new mining law designed to improve extractives sector governance, accountability, safety, and environmental protection. Gazetted on August13, 2018, the amended law on mining and quarry operations recommends hefty fines and jail terms for mining companies and individuals that contravene standards leading to worker injury, disability, incurable disease, or death. The law also scraps issuance of artisanal miners’ licences. It is now mandatory for all licensed mining…See More
Sep 5
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Rwanda's new mining law causes jitters among sector players

By Stephen NuwagiraRwanda has a new mining law designed to improve extractives sector governance, accountability, safety, and environmental protection. Gazetted on August13, 2018, the amended law on mining and quarry operations recommends hefty fines and jail terms for mining companies and individuals that contravene standards leading to worker injury, disability, incurable disease, or death. The law also scraps issuance of artisanal miners’ licences. It is now mandatory for all licensed mining…See More
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Rwanda surpasses mineral export revenue target by 55% for FY 2017/2018

By Stephen NuwagiraRwanda mining sector brought in $373 million (Rwf324.5 billion) export revenue this fiscal year, surpassing the $240 million projection set by Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board by 55%, figures indicate. This was an increase from $166 million (Rwf144.4 billion) the country earned from mineral exports in the previous year; the country shipped out 7,000 tonnes of minerals during 2017.According to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board chief executive…See More
Jun 12

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I edit copy and manage the business desk. However, I write about the oil and extractives sector when I get the opportunity.
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New law brings stability in mining sector, says Rwanda mines board CEO

Posted on September 18, 2018 at 9:30 0 Comments

Government published a new law on mining and quarry operations on August 13, 2018, which some industry players say is anti-business and should be reviewed. But the mines board, the sector regulator, says the new law is business-friendly and seeks to transform the sector, ensure stability, and attract new investors. Stephen Nuwagira spoke to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum & Gas Board CEO and Cabinet member, to discuss the new law. Excerpts;

The new law…

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Rwanda's new mining law causes jitters among sector players

Posted on August 28, 2018 at 8:32 1 Comment

By Stephen Nuwagira

Rwanda has a new mining law designed to improve extractives sector governance, accountability, safety, and environmental protection. Gazetted on August13, 2018, the amended law on mining and quarry operations recommends hefty fines and jail terms for mining companies and individuals that contravene standards leading to worker injury, disability, incurable disease, or death. The law also scraps…

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Rwanda surpasses mineral export revenue target by 55% for FY 2017/2018

Posted on June 5, 2018 at 19:00 0 Comments

By Stephen Nuwagira

Rwanda mining sector brought in $373 million (Rwf324.5 billion) export revenue this fiscal year, surpassing the $240 million projection set by Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board by 55%, figures indicate. This was an increase from $166 million (Rwf144.4 billion) the country earned from mineral exports in the previous year; the country shipped out 7,000 tonnes of minerals during 2017.

According to Francis Gatare, the Rwanda Mines, Petroleum and Gas Board…

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Shortage of skilled manpower, limited funding hurt Rwanda's mining industry

Posted on June 11, 2014 at 9:00 1 Comment

Rwanda’s mining firms have called for more government support, including tax waivers, to help ease the challenges that have plagued the mining industry for decades, inhibiting its growth.

According to Janat Mutesi, the Rwanda Mining Association vice-chairperson, though the sector is one of the major foreign exchange earners for the country, it has not been given adequate support and attention.

Mutesi said the mining industry faces an acute shortage of skilled personnel,…

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