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Senate calls for exports diversification, value addition

Published on May 16, 2017

The Senate has called for further increase, diversification and value addition to Rwanda’s export products to help the country to reduce imbalance between imports and exports.

Senators said that Rwanda should go well beyond its three traditional export commodities namely coffee, tea and minerals, to embrace other commodities such as vegetables, fruits, meat, ICT services in order to widen its exports base and wither through effects of international price fluctuations.

The Senate plenary was deliberating on the country’s Budget Framework Paper (BFP) and the medium term budget estimates for 2017/18 -2019/20. Read more. Source | New Times