To achieve the objective enshrined in Vision 2020 that the private sector should be at the forefront of economic growth, the government of Rwanda has over the past two decades made huge efforts to make doing business in the country easier.
Naming a newly born baby has been part of Rwandan culture and tradition for centuries.
Given the remarkable efforts by the Government of Rwanda, through the Rwanda Development Board, and in collaboration with various conservation partners and local communities , to actively protect the Mountai n Gorillas and their habitat, the old naming century’s tradition was modelled on these species to get the national brand known as “Kwita Izina”.
The Gishwati Forest Reserve is a rainforest extending west beyond Lake Kivu connecting with the rainforests of Congo and south connecting with Nyungwe Forest. The 2012/2013 national budget contains the supplies to turn Gishwati into a full national park. The Gishwati rain forest is located in a 900 ha area of land. An additional 700 ha of agricultural fields and pastures land will soon be recognized to be within reserve boundaries.
Nyungwe Forest National Park was established in 2004 and covers an area of approximately 970 km² of rainforest, bamboo, grassland, swamps, and bogs. The nearest town is Cyangugu, 54 km to the west.
Rwanda has made remarkable progress since the 1994 genocide but it’s important for both Rwandans and visitors alike to learn about what happened and remember the victims hence the country has preserved the memorial sites.
Hot springs give a beautiful scenery in Rwanda and they are known for their healing waters. They lie at lie at the base of a limestone quarry as they bubble up into a large green pool.
Rwanda’s rivers are mainly in the eastern part of the country. The rivers in the east forms the boundary with Tanzania and are part of the boundary with Burundi and some flows southward from Lake Kivu along the border with the Democratic Republic of the Congo, into Burundi and on to Lake Tanganyika.
Rwanda is situated in the region of Great Lakes and has many beautiful and serene lakes bordering it. Tourists from all over the world come to have a view of these serene Rwanda lakes.
Volcanoes National Park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.
Independence Day in Rwanda is annually observed on July 1. The holiday celebrates the day when Rwanda became an independent state from Belgium 1962.