Friday, 3 July 2015

Rwanda woos Indian tourists, investors

Rwanda woos Indian tourists, investors
Indian business community have been urged to come and invest in Rwanda to tap into the immense opportunities the country offers. 

Joseph Kabakeza, the first counsellor and deputy head of mission at the Rwanda High Commission in India, said Rwanda presents investors huge opportunities in all sectors of the economy, especially in information and communication technology (ICT), health, education, agro-processing and energy.

Kabakeza was speaking during the first business seminar code-named “Remarkable Rwanda” at Hotel Eros in Delhi, India.

The seminar, that was organised by the Rwanda High Commission in India and the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), attracted 90 Indian travel agents and potential investors from Delhi and the neighbouring areas.

Kabakeza highlighted Rwanda’s economic progress in the last decade, saying the country is one of fastest-growing economies in Africa, safe; has investor-friendly policies and zero tolerance for corruption.

He also said Rwanda wants to tap the potential of Indian tourism market to boost the country’s earnings from the sector.

Mucyo Rutishisha, the second counsellor at the Rwanda High Commission said Rwanda has a variety of products to offer tourists, including mountain gorilla tracking, hiking, cultural tourism, bird watching and sightseeing among others. 

“The country is home to endangered mountain gorillas, making gorilla tracking a thrilling lifetime experience and a must do activity for first time visitors.”

Rutishisha said Kigali is a safe and clean city, with award-winning museums and hospitable people, “making it a perfect place for visitors to begin or end their Rwandan experience”.Read More..


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