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Rwanda's private sector urged to invest in cross-border markets

Published on March 27, 2015

The private sector has been urged to invest in cross-border market infrastructure to facilitate regional trade.

Francois Kanimba, the Minister for Trade and Industry, said the approach could also help foster and strengthen formal trade in border areas.

He revealed that a feasibility study to construct six more cross-border markets has been completed, challenging the business community to seize opportunity and invest in the project.

Kanimba was addressing the business community and maize farmers at Rwempasha border post in Nyagatare District, Eastern Province over the weekend.

He urged the private sector in these areas to form a company and invest in Kagitumba and Rwempasha cross-border markets, arguing that this would enable them benefit more from the growing regional trade. Read more. Source | New Times