From PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – THE Rwandan government is committed to attracting investors and keen to create an environment that is conducive to stimulating new infrastructure projects in the country, an investment expert has said.
Emmanuelle Nicholls, Event Director of the upcoming iPAD Rwanda Power & Infrastructure Investment Forum, scheduled for Kigali in November, made the sentiments ahead of the event.
“The high-level support from the government and parastatals was paramount to last year’s successful launch of iPAD Rwanda when we welcomed more than 250 industry experts and stakeholders in Kigali.
“With our follow-up event this year from 5-6 November we will once again offer the perfect platform for private investors, project developers, consultants, technology and solution providers and financiers looking for opportunities in Rwanda’s energy, infrastructure and mining sectors,” she said.
Official government partners are the Rwanda Energy Group Ltd (REG), comprising the Energy Development Corporation Ltd and the Energy Utility Corporation Ltd, the Ministry of Infrastructure, Rwanda Development Board and the Rwanda Utilities Regulator Authority are once again official partners for the event.
“The two day forum provides market entry for international as well as local investors. We look forward to an interactive B2B conference agenda alongside a product showcase with site visits demonstrating the proactive nature of Rwanda’s business climate,” said headline speaker and Chief Executive Officer of REG, Jean Bosco Mugiraneza.
This year’s conference agenda will provide direct access to project tenders, ventures for the year ahead while exploring the sector’s regulatory environment, utility management and best practices while identifying key constraints that are hindering the sector from advancing to its potentials.
“Participants are able to identify new business opportunities and partnerships in their specific sectors of interest by joining the roundtable discussions focused on the procurement of power projects in Rwanda’s energy sector,” Nicholls said.
Confirmed conference speakers and panelists include James Musoni, (Minister of Infrastructure, Ministry of Infrastructure), Germaine Kamayirese (Minister of State in charge of Energy and Water, Ministry of Infrastructure), Francis Gatare (CEO, Rwanda Development Board) and Mugiraneza.
The event is slated for the Kigali Serena Hotel.
– CAJ News