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Rwanda's economic growth to slow to 6.3 pct this year: central bank

Published on February 18, 2016

Rwanda's economic growth is likely to slow to 6.3 percent this year from an estimated 7 percent last year, mainly due to smaller expansions in the agriculture, construction and services sectors, the central bank chief said on Thursday.

Governor John Rwangombwa told a news conference the slower rate of expansion was partly due to the effects of El Gino rains.

"Agriculture has a big hand in that slight reduction from 7 percent to 6.3 percent," he said, putting growth in the sector, one of the main drivers of the economy, at 5.1 percent this year compared with a projected 5.5 percent last year. Read more. Source | Reuters Africa Read more. Source | Reuters