Rwanda

Background

The Republic of Rwanda, is located in the Great Rift Valley where the African Great Lakes region and East Africa converge. It is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Rwanda is highly elevated with its geography dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year. The economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture. Coffee and tea are the major cash crops for export. Tourism is a fast-growing sector and is now the country’s leading foreign exchange earner. 

Country Profile

Head of State H.E. Paul Kagame
Head of Government  Rt Hon. Dr. Edouard Ngirente
Capital City Kigali
Independence Day 01st July 1962
Languages Kinyarwanda, English, French, Swahili
Currency Rwandan Francs (Rwf)
Area/Size of country (km²) 26,338 km2

GDP: USD 9.509 Billion 

Natural resources Methan gaz, cassiterite, wolframite and niobium – tantalite, gold, gemstones and others
Time Zone CAT (UTC+2)
Government website http://link www.gov.rw

Ministry Responsible for COMESA Affairs

Honourable
Soraya Hakuziyaremye 

Minister of Trade and Industry

B. P. 73

KIGALI

Rwanda

Tel: +250-784855445

Email: shakuziyaremye@minicom.gov.rw

Permanent Representative to COMESA

            Mr Abel Buhungu

Chargé d’Affaires a.i

Rwanda High Commission

Plot No. 10818

Lake Road, Kabulonga

LUSAKA, Zambia

Tel: +260 961 606 697

Email:
abuhungu@minaffet.gov.rw

Focal Point

Mr. Michel Sebera
COMESA National Contact Point
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM)
Kigali, Rwanda
Tel: +250 3115002  Hotline 3739
Fax: +250252580523 or (+250) 252 580524
Email: info@minicom.gov.rw