Vincent Biruta

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Vincent Biruta said ( about Secretary General ) : "I can confirm that by June 29, the Council of Ministers was yet to receive the financial year 2020/2021 budgetary estimates from the EAC Secretary General as stipulated under the EAC Budget Act, 2008," External link

allafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Secretary General ) : “I can confirm that by June 29, the Council of Ministers was yet to receive the financial year 2020/2021 budgetary estimates from the EAC Secretary General as stipulated under the EAC Budget Act, 2008,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Rwanda joined the organisation at its inception in 1983, but we had to leave in 2007. Later, based on the country's interests, the orientation of international diplomacy, African economy and that of the world in general, we found it necessary to join it again," "When you have an airline like RwandAir that needs to fly to various countries across Africa and elsewhere, it is helpful to subscribe to such organisations because there are treaties that can ease the free movement of people and trade," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : "We realised that a lot more needs to be done for normal relations to return. There must be political will so that if any issue comes up we can have a way of resolving it," External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda's previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organization" External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "To this day, we are yet to receive convincing responses for some of those cases. In addition, both parties committed to further verify the number of detained nationals of either party in each other’s country and to report through a Note Verbal in three weeks’ time. " External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta souligné : «Nous avons fourni la liste d’Ougandais emprisonnés au Rwanda. Nous accordons l’autorisation à l’Ambassade ougandaise au Rwanda pour visiter des Ougandais en prison dans notre pays. Cette même possibilité devrait être accordée à notre Ambassade en Ouganda » External link

rnanews Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda’s previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organization,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Additionally, Rwandans reported being detained at security detention centers continue to be denied consular visits and are not produced before any courts of law to stand trial,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda's previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organisation. There is a trend of on-going mobilisation activities in different parts of Uganda to support RNC and other different negative forces that continue to receive the support from Uganda's Security Organs. The meeting chaired by Sam Kutesa, the minister of foreign affairs of Uganda, was also attended by Tete Antonio, the minister of external relations of Angola, and Gilbert Kankonde Malamba, the DR Congo deputy prime minister and minister of interior, security and customary affairs. Angola and the DR Congo are facilitators in the ongoing process to normalise the relations between Rwanda and Uganda. Kutesa convened the meeting via video conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult to physically meet. Biruta noted that the harassment and persecution of Rwandan nationals in Uganda continue to grow and the Government of Uganda seems to keep denying its role " External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Vincent Biruta ) : "To this day, we are yet to receive convincing responses for some of those cases. In addition, both parties committed to further verify the number of detained nationals of either party in each other's country and to report through a Note Verbal in three weeks' time. Rwanda fully played its part and communicated through diplomatic channels a list of Ugandans legally detained in Rwanda. Unfortunately, until now, we are yet to receive the same communication on Rwandans legally or illegally detained in Uganda. Rwanda also formally wrote to Uganda notifying the latter about specific issues related to the activities carried out by Rwandan rebel groups on Ugandan territory. Up to this day, Biruta said, there is no tangible response or clarifications provided from the Ugandan side on the efforts to verify the allegations presented by Rwanda. Concluding his opening remarks, Biruta noted that it is " External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda's previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organization" External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "To this day, we are yet to receive convincing responses for some of those cases. In addition, both parties committed to further verify the number of detained nationals of either party in each other’s country and to report through a Note Verbal in three weeks’ time. " External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Commission ) : “We have been talking to Uganda and Angola, particularly, assessing how we can continue with the talks using modern technology which can allow the Ad Hoc Commission to meet again and agree on what we can address among the resolutions we agreed on in the meantime as we wait for travel to be possible,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Commission ) : “We have been talking to Uganda and Angola, particularly, assessing how we can continue with the talks using modern technology which can allow the Ad Hoc Commission to meet again and agree on what we can address among the resolutions we agreed on in the meantime as we wait for travel to be possible,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “That spirit that led to the indomitable and irresistible surge of our people for political independence should be manifested today in addressing the current challenges, which still negatively impact on the development and integration of our continent,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta déclaré : “Cet esprit qui a conduit à la poussée indomptable et irrésistible de notre peuple pour l’indépendance politique devrait se manifester aujourd’hui en relevant les défis actuels auxquels il est confronté, qui ont toujours un impact négatif sur le développement et l’intégration de notre continent” External link

rnanews Monday, May 25, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Commission ) : “We have been talking to Uganda and Angola, particularly, assessing how we can continue with the talks using modern technology which can allow the Ad Hoc Commission to meet again and agree on what we can address among the resolutions we agreed on in the meantime as we wait for travel to be possible,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, May 25, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We had a previous meeting where we were not able to conclude on two particular points: Swapping of drivers at Rusumo border and escorting trucks that carry perishable goods and fuel which cannot offload at Rusumo.,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Not reaching an agreement is not an option because we must ensure that goods continue to move but at the same time ensure that our people are safe from Covid-19,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “This is meant to facilitate Rwandans, mainly students who want to come back for their summer holidays because they don’t have where to stay after school,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, April 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “As we are all aware, the outbreak of Covid-19 is rapidly evolving and spreading to many countries around the world. Several lives have since been lost and many people are being infected at a fast rate,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Against this background, I have the honour of kindly requesting you to do the following: Postpone the 21st EAC Summit until further notice; to hold all scheduled meetings by video conference, where possible; and to postpone and suspend all other meetings and activities that require large gatherings,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The government of Rwanda also took measures to limit internal or international travels by its officials. All these measures will certainly impact on the quorum required for EAC meetings,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “As we are all aware, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), is rapidly evolving and spreading too many countries around the world. Several lives have since been lost and many people are being infected at a fast rate,” “Against this background, I have the honour to kindly request you the following: To postpone the 21st EAC Summit until further notice; To hold all scheduled meetings by videoconference, where possible; and 3. To postpone and suspend all other meetings and activities that require large gatherings” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “The Government of Rwanda also took measures to limit internal or international travels by its officials. All these measures will certainly impact on the quorum required for EAC meetings,” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta souligné : «Les préparatifs du Sommet CHOGM sont en cours. De nouvelles routes ont été construites avec du macadam, d’autres ont été agrandies. D’autres sites sont en préparation pour abriter des réunions parallèles au CHOGM. La plupart de ces infrastructures resteront durables et utilisées par les Rwandais. Ces préparatifs se font en partenariat avec le Secrétariat Général du CHOGM. Les investissements consentis dans la mise en place de ces infrastructures sont effectués par le Rwanda. Ils permettront d’autres importantes rencontres ultérieures » External link

rnanews Monday, March 9, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We met all the five EAC ministers last November in Arusha and drew up an action plan to implement some of the resolutions the High Level East African Business Summit brought to the fore. The Council of Ministers resolutions will also be presented to the EAC Heads of State sometime this year,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Green Fund ) : “This project is the first of its kind in Rwanda and will benefit hundreds of thousands of people in Gicumbi District. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Green Climate Fund to increase the resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change, promote sustainable economic development and create green jobs,” External link

rnanews Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Producers of single-use plastics have been duly informed in a timely manner and will be required to adjust. There are paper or bamboo alternatives that serve the same purpose without destroying the environment,” External link

tuko Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The new law is intended to check unnecessary consumption and disposal of single-use plastic items, which are harmful to the environment,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The new law is intended to check unnecessary consumption and disposal of single-use plastic items, which are harmful to the environment,” External link

theCitizen Monday, October 21, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The new law is intended to check unnecessary consumption and disposal of single-use plastic items, which are harmful to the environment,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, October 21, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Association ) : “Our objective for the Gishwati-Mukura National Park has always been to restore it after it was large parts of it were cleared before and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi through human settlements, agricultural practices and illegal mining among other activities. I commend the efforts so far by different players whose work has led to the status we celebrate today. These partners include NGOs like Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes (ARECO), Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and Forest of Hope. They have all played a significant role and supported the work done by the Government through different programs and projects” External link

rnanews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Three years ago, the world adopted the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out the hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases used in cooling,” External link

coolingpost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “In the linear economy we extract resources, turn them into products and then throw them into landfill at the end of their life. In a circular economy, all of the resources are re-used either by having long-lasting products, repairing and sharing products, or recycling materials,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, August 9, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "The financial scheme we have launched today is an important factor in Rwanda's journey to advance clean cooling, meet our obligations under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and play our part to address climate change crisis," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The Ministry of Environment is mainly concerned with energy from bioenergy required for cooking. However, biomass remains a serious issue needing appropriate intervention. We cannot increase the forest cover without addressing the issue of cutting down trees for fuel wood but also polluting the environment,” External link

rnanews Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We have drafted a new land policy, and new land law which is under consideration by the Rwanda Law Reform Commission. We need to address these issues through the policy and law,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We are also going to construct a big pond (reservoir) on upper catchment of Mpazi drain so it catches and retains water from Mount Kigali, the Nyamirambo area and other areas around Mpazi River before systematically being allowed to slowly flow towards Nyabugogo area without causing flooding," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Nile Basin ) : “Investing in Nile cooperation is not an option, but a must if we are to properly and sustainably address the issue of water security within the Nile Basin,” External link

coastweek Monday, October 30, 2017 5:37:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Nile Basin ) : “Investing in Nile cooperation is not an option, but a must if we are to properly and sustainably address the issue of water security within the Nile Basin,” External link

coastweek Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We will work together in the process to bring about shared development for our country, to bring about transformation that doesn’t leave any citizen behind,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Local leaders should wake up and start enforcing policies in place and use land use master plans to crack down on misappropriation of land,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, March 6, 2017 11:41:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told : “We wish these institutions to be operational as soon as possible so that they can realise the goals they were set to achieve,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:56:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We have to put our forests to good use to reduce what we import from abroad and increase what we send there,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, January 30, 2017 2:18:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told : “That night will remain historical in many ways. After a long night of discussions and negotiations, it was remarkable seeing all parties reach an agreement to phase-out the potent green house gas,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, December 30, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “As president of the 28th Meeting of the Parties, Rwanda was instrumental in bringing together the 197 countries to sign what is hailed as the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, December 30, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We want to have a green economy, and this will require us to take serious actions, such as this audit. This will inform policy and encourage property developers to consider green building as the most appropriate way for sustainable development,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, December 30, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta explained : “There are some companies whose applications were not approved. We realised that they do not understand the nature of the business or do not have the minimum requirements,” External link

apanews-en Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “You, as vulnerable families to climate change, should sensitise your fellow residents about the consequences of environment destruction, and join efforts to fight any form of environment destruction in your village,” “The infrastructure built here is now in your hands. We want you to exploit them optimally by creating more jobs other than farming. Use this infrastructure to improve your socio-economic welfare,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:28:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Valuers should do their work professionally to help buyers or sellers know properties’ financial value,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "All our countries are currently pursuing a development agenda with the common denominator being to improve the wellbeing of our people," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “All our countries are currently pursuing a development agenda with the common denominator being to improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions," "With this year's COP22 dubbed the 'Action COP', there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda's experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition" External link

allafrica Monday, November 21, 2016 5:41:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Another lesson we have learnt is that country ownership is crucial. Therefore, I encourage all nations to apply for direct access to Green Climate Fund (GCF) so that the government institutions responsible for serving citizens have access to the resources they need to do this. We must also demand a return on investment. We cannot afford to waste the opportunities that lie in climate financing mechanisms like the Green Climate Fund. We have the responsibility to be efficient, and ensure what we do is cost effective, viable and scalable,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, November 18, 2016 3:09:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "There are resources we need to exploit together for the common development of our countries, there are agreements signed long ago under which both countries committed to work together on joint projects but some have derailed while others are in progress. Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together," External link

allafrica Friday, November 18, 2016 4:08:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions,” “With this year’s COP22 dubbed the ‘Action COP’, there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda’s experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition” External link

apanews-en Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:35:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions," "With this year's COP22 dubbed the 'Action COP', there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda's experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition" External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:57:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions,” “With this year’s COP22 dubbed the ‘Action COP’, there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda’s experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together” External link

apanews-en Monday, November 14, 2016 10:05:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "There are resources we need to exploit together for the common development of our countries, there are agreements signed long ago under which both countries committed to work together on joint projects but some have derailed while others are in progress. Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Generally, Rwanda's expectations from Marrakesh are that more countries prioritise climate resilient strategies and to make sure that climate fund is availed for countries to implement the climate change agreements adopted in Paris and Kigali. This is time for action," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 13, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “There are resources we need to exploit together for the common development of our countries, there are agreements signed long ago under which both countries committed to work together on joint projects but some have derailed while others are in progress. Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:25:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Generally, Rwanda's expectations from Marrakesh are that more countries prioritise climate resilient strategies and to make sure that climate fund is availed for countries to implement the climate change agreements adopted in Paris and Kigali. This is time for action," External link

allafrica Monday, November 7, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Generally, Rwanda’s expectations from Marrakesh are that more countries prioritise climate resilient strategies and to make sure that climate fund is availed for countries to implement the climate change agreements adopted in Paris and Kigali. This is time for action,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, November 7, 2016 2:47:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : "A good financial institution has to have projects that develop the community and transform the wellbeing of citizens; what BK is doing should be an example to other private institutions. We will work closely with the residents here to ensure that the trees don't wither or get destroyed by cattle," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "It is the first time to see a private institution celebrate such an important day by doing a good act like this (planting trees) without any call from the Ministry of Natural Resources or cabinet," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told ( about Province ) : "The Province still has lot to do, this is why you have to increase forest cover and ensure that the species of trees you plant will resist harsh conditions," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “It is the first time to see a private institution celebrate such an important day by doing a good act like this (planting trees) without any call from the Ministry of Natural Resources or cabinet,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, October 24, 2016 3:32:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told ( about Province ) : “The Province still has lot to do, this is why you have to increase forest cover and ensure that the species of trees you plant will resist harsh conditions,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, October 24, 2016 3:32:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

jn Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : “A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas” External link

acorianooriental Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:48:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

tsfPT Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

dn Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:12:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : “A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas” External link

WortLuxembourg-pt Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:01:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

cmjornal Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:46:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

destak Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta déclaré : "Nous sommes réunis à Kigali avec un objectif commun: voter un ambitieux amendement au Protocole visant à éliminer progressivement l'utilisation des hydrofluorocarbures" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We are meeting here in Kigali with unity of purpose - to pass an ambitious amendment to the Protocol that would phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons. We have a unique opportunity to harness the goodwill and commitment to protect our climate and secure the bright future our citizens deserve. Amending the Montreal Protocol rests on an unshakable moral obligation to the health of our planet and serves as a critical building block to solidify the recent gains to address climate change. I encourage all Parties to come to the negotiating table with the same spirit of collaboration and commitment that the Montreal Protocol is known for," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For many of the world's most vulnerable nations, including Rwanda, climate change is no longer an issue on the horizon. It's a reality of our daily lives. From droughts that destroy our crops to landslides that tragically claim the lives of our sisters and brothers, we know too well the impacts of a warming planet," "That is why Rwanda and many nations around the world support an ambitious amendment to the (Montreal) protocol. And if the amendment is accompanied by strong efforts to promote energy efficiency, we could double the climate benefits," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “For many of the world’s most vulnerable nations, including Rwanda, climate change is no longer an issue on the horizon. It’s a reality of our daily lives. From droughts that destroy our crops to landslides that tragically claim the lives of our sisters and brothers, we know too well the impacts of a warming planet,” “That is why Rwanda and many nations around the world support an ambitious amendment to the (Montreal) protocol. And if the amendment is accompanied by strong efforts to promote energy efficiency, we could double the climate benefits,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta explained : "We have partnerships with Germany on various projects concerning landscape restoration and forests protection," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta remarked : "We also discussed partnerships in environment protection with El Salvador because they do not have tree seed center. So we will be sharing landscape and forest restoration initiatives," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Building green and climate resilient cities is about more than bricks and mortar. It is about creating spaces where our citizens can achieve their hopes and aspirations free from pollution and the fear of extreme weather events. It is also about providing economic opportunities through employment to address poverty by making our cities inclusive,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “We know that unless our future cities are well planned, and are green and climate resilient, they won’t have a future. Today, we have the chance to build cities that not only respect our natural environment, but also actively help to protect and restore it,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta noted ( about Green Fund ) : “Rwanda’s own Green Fund a climate change and environment investment fund - is a critical funding mechanism that is supporting these initiatives. It also enables access to international climate finance,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We must innovate so that tourism, conservation and development go hand in hand. Technology and entrepreneurship play crucial roles in this process,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told : “As governments, we must create the doing business environment that fosters this kind of innovation through technology,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We look forward to welcoming all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to Rwanda in the spirit of international cooperation. We are pleased to see so many countries supporting an ambitious amendment and are confident that it will be passed when we meet in Kigali in October. Rwanda stands ready to work with all Parties to find common ground and make the amendment a reality," External link

allafrica Friday, September 16, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “We look forward to welcoming all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to Rwanda in the spirit of international cooperation. We are pleased to see so many countries supporting an ambitious amendment and are confident that it will be passed when we meet in Kigali in October. Rwanda stands ready to work with all Parties to find common ground and make the amendment a reality,” External link

rnanews Friday, September 16, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We are pleased to see so many countries supporting an ambitious amendment, and are confident that it will be passed when we meet in Kigali in October. Rwanda stands ready to work with all Parties to find common ground and make the amendment a reality," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:49:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Centre ) : "For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Centre ) : "For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Centre ) : “For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta pointed out : "Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realized for both the environment and people. The rapid growth of bamboo and its ability to protect soil against erosion enables it to be grown on steep slopes and degraded soils as well as along riverbanks to act as buffer zones" External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta pointed out : "Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realized for both the environment and people. The rapid growth of bamboo and its ability to protect soil against erosion enables it to be grown on steep slopes and degraded soils as well as along riverbanks to act as buffer zones" External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:33:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We need people who can harvest bamboo trees and use them for processing toothpicks, crafts, among others," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realised for both the environment and people. Given the dispersed nature of bamboo plantations across Rwanda, there is an opportunity to set up vibrant local bamboo industries that do not require sophisticated technology but add value to the raw bamboo product. The Government is looking to work more closely with the private sector to achieve this, which would create jobs and boost incomes in rural areas," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We need people who can harvest bamboo trees and use them for processing toothpicks, crafts, among others,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realised for both the environment and people. Given the dispersed nature of bamboo plantations across Rwanda, there is an opportunity to set up vibrant local bamboo industries that do not require sophisticated technology but add value to the raw bamboo product. The Government is looking to work more closely with the private sector to achieve this, which would create jobs and boost incomes in rural areas,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 5, 2016 5:25:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "On our journey to Forest Landscape Restoration, we need everyone on board: government, the private sector, civil society and communities," "We also need creativity in our search for solutions to our climate change challenges. Together, I have no doubt we can meet the expectations of our people" External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 1, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 1, 2016 12:56:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 1, 2016 1:07:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 1, 2016 1:07:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “On our journey to Forest Landscape Restoration, we need everyone on board: government, the private sector, civil society and communities,” “We also need creativity in our search for solutions to our climate change challenges. Together, I have no doubt we can meet the expectations of our people” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:01:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:27:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people. Rwanda has taken a proactive approach to conservation and green growth, created robust policy and institutional frameworks and strengthened national capacity to ensure the environment is at the heart of everything we do. These efforts are helping us to tackle the many environmental challenges we face,” External link

rnanews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:59:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "These residents had the issue of delayed compensation because of mainly mistakes that were found in completing their documents. Their paper work had not indicated enough information and records about them which were recommendable to be able to be reimbursed were unavailable," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta noted : "There are about 700 people who have never signed documents concerning what they had to be reimbursed. Others opened bank accounts for the reimbursement but they could pass days without operating and then be suspended by banks. Therefore, money could always bounce back. We talked to banks so that they open other accounts for them," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We need clean and efficient energy, in the approach we are using, we need to consider all these aspects including how to ensure that energy saving technologies are accessible and affordable to the people" External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:54:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We need clean and efficient energy, in the approach we are using, we need to consider all these aspects including how to ensure that energy saving technologies are accessible and affordable to the people" External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development," External link

reliefWeb Friday, July 1, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Rwanda felt the severe and tragic consequences of climate change last month when 56 of our citizens were killed in floods and landslides in the northern and western parts of the country" External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:49:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Just as the risks of climate change are immense, so too are the rewards of climate action if we invest in our people and our planet,” External link

guineemining Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Turning challenges into opportunities requires concrete action, collaboration and commitment,” “I am sure we are up to the task” External link

guineemining Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an ambitious plan to limit temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and manage the impacts of a warming planet. We must now turn this global commitment into local action. Rwanda looks forward to sharing our experiences of green growth and climate resilient development with the continent and learning from others," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:49:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an ambitious plan to limit temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and manage the impacts of a warming planet. We must now turn this global commitment into local action. Rwanda looks forward to sharing our experiences of green growth and climate resilient development with the continent and learning from others," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an ambitious plan to limit temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and manage the impacts of a warming planet. We must now turn this global commitment into local action. Rwanda looks forward to sharing our experiences of green growth and climate resilient development with the continent and learning from others,” External link

rnanews Monday, June 27, 2016 8:00:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "There are many opportunities for investment and value addition in Rwanda's forestry sector. We are open to work with the private sector to manage our forests, improve their quality and ensure their efficient use and value addition," External link

allafrica Friday, June 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “There are many opportunities for investment and value addition in Rwanda’s forestry sector. We are open to work with the private sector to manage our forests, improve their quality and ensure their efficient use and value addition,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 17, 2016 1:09:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Our country is endowed with mineral wealth, but due to minimal exploration, vast mineral deposits are largely untapped,” External link

coastweek Monday, June 6, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta pointed out : “A good hospital is of little use if at home we use unclean water,” External link

focus-rw Friday, March 20, 2015 7:15:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “It is evident that the lack of basic services such as water supply and sanitation leads to poverty and underdevelopment. Sanitation issues need to be observed as an integrated development strategy. Water supply and sanitation are inextricably linked as part of the broader development process,” “Rwanda recognises the importance of water, water is the source of life every living thing needs. We will not tire to help communities get water. Residents should guard jealously the system and protect the environment for sustainability,” External link

in2eastafrica Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:50:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "It is important to note that the majority of our people still depend on charcoal and firewood thus the need to fast-track gas exploration," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “It is important to note that the majority of our people still depend on charcoal and firewood thus the need to fast-track gas exploration,” External link

in2eastafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:26:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "To prevent agricultural activities that dry up the marshland, trees were planted on the buffer zone but also farmers who were expropriated from the marshland got paid work during the rehabilitation to sustain their welfare and we shall continue offering them support," External link

allafrica Monday, February 2, 2015 6:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “To prevent agricultural activities that dry up the marshland, trees were planted on the buffer zone but also farmers who were expropriated from the marshland got paid work during the rehabilitation to sustain their welfare and we shall continue offering them support,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, February 2, 2015 2:49:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of environment3.53%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
minister37.06%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
president0.59%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
ministre10.59%FR06/04/201704/06/2017
resources minister21.18%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
ministre rwandaise des affaires étrangères4.71%FR10/19/201619/10/2016
ministre rwandais4.12%FR10/15/201615/10/2016
executive director of unep1.76%EN10/15/201615/10/2016
ministro0.59%PT10/15/201615/10/2016
rwandan environment minister0.59%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
minister of education4.12%EN04/14/201414/04/2014
education minister7.06%EN04/12/201412/04/2014
minister for education4.12%EN03/22/201422/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Vincent BirutaEN80.06%
Vincent BirutaFR16.82%
Vincent BirutaPT2.80%
Vincent BirutaPL0.31%


 
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Vincent Biruta said ( about Secretary General ) : "I can confirm that by June 29, the Council of Ministers was yet to receive the financial year 2020/2021 budgetary estimates from the EAC Secretary General as stipulated under the EAC Budget Act, 2008," External link

allafrica Monday, July 6, 2020 3:05:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Secretary General ) : “I can confirm that by June 29, the Council of Ministers was yet to receive the financial year 2020/2021 budgetary estimates from the EAC Secretary General as stipulated under the EAC Budget Act, 2008,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, July 4, 2020 10:41:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Rwanda joined the organisation at its inception in 1983, but we had to leave in 2007. Later, based on the country's interests, the orientation of international diplomacy, African economy and that of the world in general, we found it necessary to join it again," "When you have an airline like RwandAir that needs to fly to various countries across Africa and elsewhere, it is helpful to subscribe to such organisations because there are treaties that can ease the free movement of people and trade," External link

allafrica Saturday, June 27, 2020 9:27:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : "We realised that a lot more needs to be done for normal relations to return. There must be political will so that if any issue comes up we can have a way of resolving it," External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda's previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organization" External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "To this day, we are yet to receive convincing responses for some of those cases. In addition, both parties committed to further verify the number of detained nationals of either party in each other’s country and to report through a Note Verbal in three weeks’ time. " External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 5, 2020 1:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta souligné : «Nous avons fourni la liste d’Ougandais emprisonnés au Rwanda. Nous accordons l’autorisation à l’Ambassade ougandaise au Rwanda pour visiter des Ougandais en prison dans notre pays. Cette même possibilité devrait être accordée à notre Ambassade en Ouganda » External link

rnanews Thursday, June 4, 2020 11:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda’s previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organization,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Additionally, Rwandans reported being detained at security detention centers continue to be denied consular visits and are not produced before any courts of law to stand trial,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:20:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda's previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organisation. There is a trend of on-going mobilisation activities in different parts of Uganda to support RNC and other different negative forces that continue to receive the support from Uganda's Security Organs. The meeting chaired by Sam Kutesa, the minister of foreign affairs of Uganda, was also attended by Tete Antonio, the minister of external relations of Angola, and Gilbert Kankonde Malamba, the DR Congo deputy prime minister and minister of interior, security and customary affairs. Angola and the DR Congo are facilitators in the ongoing process to normalise the relations between Rwanda and Uganda. Kutesa convened the meeting via video conference due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, which has made it difficult to physically meet. Biruta noted that the harassment and persecution of Rwandan nationals in Uganda continue to grow and the Government of Uganda seems to keep denying its role " External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Vincent Biruta ) : "To this day, we are yet to receive convincing responses for some of those cases. In addition, both parties committed to further verify the number of detained nationals of either party in each other's country and to report through a Note Verbal in three weeks' time. Rwanda fully played its part and communicated through diplomatic channels a list of Ugandans legally detained in Rwanda. Unfortunately, until now, we are yet to receive the same communication on Rwandans legally or illegally detained in Uganda. Rwanda also formally wrote to Uganda notifying the latter about specific issues related to the activities carried out by Rwandan rebel groups on Ugandan territory. Up to this day, Biruta said, there is no tangible response or clarifications provided from the Ugandan side on the efforts to verify the allegations presented by Rwanda. Concluding his opening remarks, Biruta noted that it is " External link

BBCMonitoring Thursday, June 4, 2020 10:02:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For instance, outfits of that Self-Worth Initiative still operate RNC cells in Uganda. This goes against the Government of Uganda's previous commitment to disbanding the activities of this criminal organization" External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "To this day, we are yet to receive convincing responses for some of those cases. In addition, both parties committed to further verify the number of detained nationals of either party in each other’s country and to report through a Note Verbal in three weeks’ time. " External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, June 4, 2020 6:59:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Commission ) : “We have been talking to Uganda and Angola, particularly, assessing how we can continue with the talks using modern technology which can allow the Ad Hoc Commission to meet again and agree on what we can address among the resolutions we agreed on in the meantime as we wait for travel to be possible,” External link

ChimpsReport Thursday, June 4, 2020 1:39:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Commission ) : “We have been talking to Uganda and Angola, particularly, assessing how we can continue with the talks using modern technology which can allow the Ad Hoc Commission to meet again and agree on what we can address among the resolutions we agreed on in the meantime as we wait for travel to be possible,” External link

ChimpsReport Tuesday, June 2, 2020 9:50:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “That spirit that led to the indomitable and irresistible surge of our people for political independence should be manifested today in addressing the current challenges, which still negatively impact on the development and integration of our continent,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, May 26, 2020 2:29:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta déclaré : “Cet esprit qui a conduit à la poussée indomptable et irrésistible de notre peuple pour l’indépendance politique devrait se manifester aujourd’hui en relevant les défis actuels auxquels il est confronté, qui ont toujours un impact négatif sur le développement et l’intégration de notre continent” External link

rnanews Monday, May 25, 2020 7:54:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Commission ) : “We have been talking to Uganda and Angola, particularly, assessing how we can continue with the talks using modern technology which can allow the Ad Hoc Commission to meet again and agree on what we can address among the resolutions we agreed on in the meantime as we wait for travel to be possible,” External link

ChimpsReport Monday, May 25, 2020 4:47:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We had a previous meeting where we were not able to conclude on two particular points: Swapping of drivers at Rusumo border and escorting trucks that carry perishable goods and fuel which cannot offload at Rusumo.,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Not reaching an agreement is not an option because we must ensure that goods continue to move but at the same time ensure that our people are safe from Covid-19,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, May 16, 2020 3:16:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “This is meant to facilitate Rwandans, mainly students who want to come back for their summer holidays because they don’t have where to stay after school,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, April 24, 2020 1:24:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “As we are all aware, the outbreak of Covid-19 is rapidly evolving and spreading to many countries around the world. Several lives have since been lost and many people are being infected at a fast rate,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Against this background, I have the honour of kindly requesting you to do the following: Postpone the 21st EAC Summit until further notice; to hold all scheduled meetings by video conference, where possible; and to postpone and suspend all other meetings and activities that require large gatherings,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The government of Rwanda also took measures to limit internal or international travels by its officials. All these measures will certainly impact on the quorum required for EAC meetings,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, March 14, 2020 12:40:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “As we are all aware, the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), is rapidly evolving and spreading too many countries around the world. Several lives have since been lost and many people are being infected at a fast rate,” “Against this background, I have the honour to kindly request you the following: To postpone the 21st EAC Summit until further notice; To hold all scheduled meetings by videoconference, where possible; and 3. To postpone and suspend all other meetings and activities that require large gatherings” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “The Government of Rwanda also took measures to limit internal or international travels by its officials. All these measures will certainly impact on the quorum required for EAC meetings,” External link

EastAfrican Thursday, March 12, 2020 9:18:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta souligné : «Les préparatifs du Sommet CHOGM sont en cours. De nouvelles routes ont été construites avec du macadam, d’autres ont été agrandies. D’autres sites sont en préparation pour abriter des réunions parallèles au CHOGM. La plupart de ces infrastructures resteront durables et utilisées par les Rwandais. Ces préparatifs se font en partenariat avec le Secrétariat Général du CHOGM. Les investissements consentis dans la mise en place de ces infrastructures sont effectués par le Rwanda. Ils permettront d’autres importantes rencontres ultérieures » External link

rnanews Monday, March 9, 2020 8:35:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We met all the five EAC ministers last November in Arusha and drew up an action plan to implement some of the resolutions the High Level East African Business Summit brought to the fore. The Council of Ministers resolutions will also be presented to the EAC Heads of State sometime this year,” External link

EastAfrican Saturday, January 18, 2020 3:29:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Green Fund ) : “This project is the first of its kind in Rwanda and will benefit hundreds of thousands of people in Gicumbi District. We are pleased to be working in partnership with the Green Climate Fund to increase the resilience of communities vulnerable to climate change, promote sustainable economic development and create green jobs,” External link

rnanews Saturday, October 26, 2019 10:36:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Producers of single-use plastics have been duly informed in a timely manner and will be required to adjust. There are paper or bamboo alternatives that serve the same purpose without destroying the environment,” External link

tuko Tuesday, October 22, 2019 4:17:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The new law is intended to check unnecessary consumption and disposal of single-use plastic items, which are harmful to the environment,” External link

nation-ke Tuesday, October 22, 2019 1:38:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The new law is intended to check unnecessary consumption and disposal of single-use plastic items, which are harmful to the environment,” External link

theCitizen Monday, October 21, 2019 1:37:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The new law is intended to check unnecessary consumption and disposal of single-use plastic items, which are harmful to the environment,” External link

EastAfrican Monday, October 21, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Association ) : “Our objective for the Gishwati-Mukura National Park has always been to restore it after it was large parts of it were cleared before and after the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi through human settlements, agricultural practices and illegal mining among other activities. I commend the efforts so far by different players whose work has led to the status we celebrate today. These partners include NGOs like Association Rwandaise des Ecologistes (ARECO), Albertine Rift Conservation Society (ARCOS) and Forest of Hope. They have all played a significant role and supported the work done by the Government through different programs and projects” External link

rnanews Wednesday, October 2, 2019 10:23:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Three years ago, the world adopted the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol to phase out the hydrofluorocarbon greenhouse gases used in cooling,” External link

coolingpost Wednesday, September 25, 2019 2:25:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “In the linear economy we extract resources, turn them into products and then throw them into landfill at the end of their life. In a circular economy, all of the resources are re-used either by having long-lasting products, repairing and sharing products, or recycling materials,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, August 9, 2019 2:10:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "The financial scheme we have launched today is an important factor in Rwanda's journey to advance clean cooling, meet our obligations under the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer and play our part to address climate change crisis," External link

xinhuanet_en Tuesday, June 18, 2019 8:07:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “The Ministry of Environment is mainly concerned with energy from bioenergy required for cooking. However, biomass remains a serious issue needing appropriate intervention. We cannot increase the forest cover without addressing the issue of cutting down trees for fuel wood but also polluting the environment,” External link

rnanews Thursday, March 14, 2019 2:36:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We have drafted a new land policy, and new land law which is under consideration by the Rwanda Law Reform Commission. We need to address these issues through the policy and law,” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, March 3, 2019 2:28:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We are also going to construct a big pond (reservoir) on upper catchment of Mpazi drain so it catches and retains water from Mount Kigali, the Nyamirambo area and other areas around Mpazi River before systematically being allowed to slowly flow towards Nyabugogo area without causing flooding," External link

allafrica Sunday, February 10, 2019 8:59:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Nile Basin ) : “Investing in Nile cooperation is not an option, but a must if we are to properly and sustainably address the issue of water security within the Nile Basin,” External link

coastweek Monday, October 30, 2017 5:37:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Nile Basin ) : “Investing in Nile cooperation is not an option, but a must if we are to properly and sustainably address the issue of water security within the Nile Basin,” External link

coastweek Wednesday, October 25, 2017 9:31:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We will work together in the process to bring about shared development for our country, to bring about transformation that doesn’t leave any citizen behind,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, August 3, 2017 3:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Local leaders should wake up and start enforcing policies in place and use land use master plans to crack down on misappropriation of land,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, March 6, 2017 11:41:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told : “We wish these institutions to be operational as soon as possible so that they can realise the goals they were set to achieve,” External link

newtimes-RW Thursday, February 2, 2017 1:56:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We have to put our forests to good use to reduce what we import from abroad and increase what we send there,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, January 30, 2017 2:18:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told : “That night will remain historical in many ways. After a long night of discussions and negotiations, it was remarkable seeing all parties reach an agreement to phase-out the potent green house gas,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, December 30, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “As president of the 28th Meeting of the Parties, Rwanda was instrumental in bringing together the 197 countries to sign what is hailed as the single largest contribution the world has made towards keeping the global temperature rise below 2 degrees Celsius,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, December 30, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We want to have a green economy, and this will require us to take serious actions, such as this audit. This will inform policy and encourage property developers to consider green building as the most appropriate way for sustainable development,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, December 30, 2016 11:19:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta explained : “There are some companies whose applications were not approved. We realised that they do not understand the nature of the business or do not have the minimum requirements,” External link

apanews-en Tuesday, December 27, 2016 8:37:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “You, as vulnerable families to climate change, should sensitise your fellow residents about the consequences of environment destruction, and join efforts to fight any form of environment destruction in your village,” “The infrastructure built here is now in your hands. We want you to exploit them optimally by creating more jobs other than farming. Use this infrastructure to improve your socio-economic welfare,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, December 27, 2016 2:28:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Valuers should do their work professionally to help buyers or sellers know properties’ financial value,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, December 20, 2016 3:09:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "All our countries are currently pursuing a development agenda with the common denominator being to improve the wellbeing of our people," External link

allafrica Tuesday, November 22, 2016 9:33:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “All our countries are currently pursuing a development agenda with the common denominator being to improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, November 22, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions," "With this year's COP22 dubbed the 'Action COP', there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda's experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition" External link

allafrica Monday, November 21, 2016 5:41:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Another lesson we have learnt is that country ownership is crucial. Therefore, I encourage all nations to apply for direct access to Green Climate Fund (GCF) so that the government institutions responsible for serving citizens have access to the resources they need to do this. We must also demand a return on investment. We cannot afford to waste the opportunities that lie in climate financing mechanisms like the Green Climate Fund. We have the responsibility to be efficient, and ensure what we do is cost effective, viable and scalable,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, November 18, 2016 3:09:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "There are resources we need to exploit together for the common development of our countries, there are agreements signed long ago under which both countries committed to work together on joint projects but some have derailed while others are in progress. Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together," External link

allafrica Friday, November 18, 2016 4:08:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions,” “With this year’s COP22 dubbed the ‘Action COP’, there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda’s experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition” External link

apanews-en Thursday, November 17, 2016 7:35:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions," "With this year's COP22 dubbed the 'Action COP', there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda's experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition" External link

allafrica Wednesday, November 16, 2016 4:57:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “I am especially pleased that we will work together on the implementation, monitoring, reporting and communication of Nationally Determined Contributions,” “With this year’s COP22 dubbed the ‘Action COP’, there is no doubt that we must turn our climate action plans into reality. I look forward to learning from the Government of Italy and sharing Rwanda’s experience in building climate resilience and adapting to a warming planet. By working together, we can ensure both nations reach our goals while also boosting ambition” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, November 16, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together” External link

apanews-en Monday, November 14, 2016 10:05:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "There are resources we need to exploit together for the common development of our countries, there are agreements signed long ago under which both countries committed to work together on joint projects but some have derailed while others are in progress. Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together," External link

allafrica Monday, November 14, 2016 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Generally, Rwanda's expectations from Marrakesh are that more countries prioritise climate resilient strategies and to make sure that climate fund is availed for countries to implement the climate change agreements adopted in Paris and Kigali. This is time for action," External link

allafrica Sunday, November 13, 2016 9:07:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “There are resources we need to exploit together for the common development of our countries, there are agreements signed long ago under which both countries committed to work together on joint projects but some have derailed while others are in progress. Rwanda has made a breakthrough in exploiting methane gas, we have also started exploration for oil in the area. The resources are trans-border so we can work faster and efficiently together,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, November 12, 2016 2:25:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Generally, Rwanda's expectations from Marrakesh are that more countries prioritise climate resilient strategies and to make sure that climate fund is availed for countries to implement the climate change agreements adopted in Paris and Kigali. This is time for action," External link

allafrica Monday, November 7, 2016 11:25:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Generally, Rwanda’s expectations from Marrakesh are that more countries prioritise climate resilient strategies and to make sure that climate fund is availed for countries to implement the climate change agreements adopted in Paris and Kigali. This is time for action,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, November 7, 2016 2:47:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : "A good financial institution has to have projects that develop the community and transform the wellbeing of citizens; what BK is doing should be an example to other private institutions. We will work closely with the residents here to ensure that the trees don't wither or get destroyed by cattle," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 4:58:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "It is the first time to see a private institution celebrate such an important day by doing a good act like this (planting trees) without any call from the Ministry of Natural Resources or cabinet," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told ( about Province ) : "The Province still has lot to do, this is why you have to increase forest cover and ensure that the species of trees you plant will resist harsh conditions," External link

allafrica Monday, October 24, 2016 10:16:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “It is the first time to see a private institution celebrate such an important day by doing a good act like this (planting trees) without any call from the Ministry of Natural Resources or cabinet,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, October 24, 2016 3:32:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told ( about Province ) : “The Province still has lot to do, this is why you have to increase forest cover and ensure that the species of trees you plant will resist harsh conditions,” External link

newtimes-RW Monday, October 24, 2016 3:32:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

jn Saturday, October 15, 2016 6:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : “A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas” External link

acorianooriental Saturday, October 15, 2016 5:48:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

tsfPT Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:43:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

dn Saturday, October 15, 2016 2:12:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : “A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas” External link

WortLuxembourg-pt Saturday, October 15, 2016 11:01:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

cmjornal Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:46:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta disse : "A emenda e as decisões foram adotadas" External link

destak Saturday, October 15, 2016 10:28:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta déclaré : "Nous sommes réunis à Kigali avec un objectif commun: voter un ambitieux amendement au Protocole visant à éliminer progressivement l'utilisation des hydrofluorocarbures" External link

afp-fr Thursday, October 13, 2016 5:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We are meeting here in Kigali with unity of purpose - to pass an ambitious amendment to the Protocol that would phase out the use of hydrofluorocarbons. We have a unique opportunity to harness the goodwill and commitment to protect our climate and secure the bright future our citizens deserve. Amending the Montreal Protocol rests on an unshakable moral obligation to the health of our planet and serves as a critical building block to solidify the recent gains to address climate change. I encourage all Parties to come to the negotiating table with the same spirit of collaboration and commitment that the Montreal Protocol is known for," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 5:41:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For many of the world's most vulnerable nations, including Rwanda, climate change is no longer an issue on the horizon. It's a reality of our daily lives. From droughts that destroy our crops to landslides that tragically claim the lives of our sisters and brothers, we know too well the impacts of a warming planet," "That is why Rwanda and many nations around the world support an ambitious amendment to the (Montreal) protocol. And if the amendment is accompanied by strong efforts to promote energy efficiency, we could double the climate benefits," External link

allafrica Tuesday, October 11, 2016 9:42:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “For many of the world’s most vulnerable nations, including Rwanda, climate change is no longer an issue on the horizon. It’s a reality of our daily lives. From droughts that destroy our crops to landslides that tragically claim the lives of our sisters and brothers, we know too well the impacts of a warming planet,” “That is why Rwanda and many nations around the world support an ambitious amendment to the (Montreal) protocol. And if the amendment is accompanied by strong efforts to promote energy efficiency, we could double the climate benefits,” External link

newtimes-RW Tuesday, October 11, 2016 2:42:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta explained : "We have partnerships with Germany on various projects concerning landscape restoration and forests protection," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta remarked : "We also discussed partnerships in environment protection with El Salvador because they do not have tree seed center. So we will be sharing landscape and forest restoration initiatives," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 28, 2016 12:00:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Building green and climate resilient cities is about more than bricks and mortar. It is about creating spaces where our citizens can achieve their hopes and aspirations free from pollution and the fear of extreme weather events. It is also about providing economic opportunities through employment to address poverty by making our cities inclusive,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta added : “We know that unless our future cities are well planned, and are green and climate resilient, they won’t have a future. Today, we have the chance to build cities that not only respect our natural environment, but also actively help to protect and restore it,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta noted ( about Green Fund ) : “Rwanda’s own Green Fund a climate change and environment investment fund - is a critical funding mechanism that is supporting these initiatives. It also enables access to international climate finance,” External link

newtimes-RW Saturday, September 24, 2016 2:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We must innovate so that tourism, conservation and development go hand in hand. Technology and entrepreneurship play crucial roles in this process,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta told : “As governments, we must create the doing business environment that fosters this kind of innovation through technology,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 21, 2016 1:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We look forward to welcoming all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to Rwanda in the spirit of international cooperation. We are pleased to see so many countries supporting an ambitious amendment and are confident that it will be passed when we meet in Kigali in October. Rwanda stands ready to work with all Parties to find common ground and make the amendment a reality," External link

allafrica Friday, September 16, 2016 4:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “We look forward to welcoming all Parties to the Montreal Protocol to Rwanda in the spirit of international cooperation. We are pleased to see so many countries supporting an ambitious amendment and are confident that it will be passed when we meet in Kigali in October. Rwanda stands ready to work with all Parties to find common ground and make the amendment a reality,” External link

rnanews Friday, September 16, 2016 12:12:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We are pleased to see so many countries supporting an ambitious amendment, and are confident that it will be passed when we meet in Kigali in October. Rwanda stands ready to work with all Parties to find common ground and make the amendment a reality," External link

xinhuanet_en Thursday, September 15, 2016 10:49:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction," External link

allafrica Thursday, September 15, 2016 9:10:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Centre ) : "For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 12:21:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Centre ) : "For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction," External link

allafrica Wednesday, September 14, 2016 10:40:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Centre ) : “For countries that are most vulnerable to climate change like Rwanda, and indeed for all countries across Central Africa, we need timely, accurate and reliable climate predictions to manage the changes in our climate and weather. The establishment of the Climate Application and Prediction Centre for Central Africa will support member countries to enhance our capacity in weather and climate prediction,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, September 14, 2016 2:02:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta pointed out : "Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realized for both the environment and people. The rapid growth of bamboo and its ability to protect soil against erosion enables it to be grown on steep slopes and degraded soils as well as along riverbanks to act as buffer zones" External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:53:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta pointed out : "Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realized for both the environment and people. The rapid growth of bamboo and its ability to protect soil against erosion enables it to be grown on steep slopes and degraded soils as well as along riverbanks to act as buffer zones" External link

allafrica Thursday, August 18, 2016 11:33:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We need people who can harvest bamboo trees and use them for processing toothpicks, crafts, among others," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realised for both the environment and people. Given the dispersed nature of bamboo plantations across Rwanda, there is an opportunity to set up vibrant local bamboo industries that do not require sophisticated technology but add value to the raw bamboo product. The Government is looking to work more closely with the private sector to achieve this, which would create jobs and boost incomes in rural areas," External link

allafrica Wednesday, August 17, 2016 9:03:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “We need people who can harvest bamboo trees and use them for processing toothpicks, crafts, among others,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Rwanda is well suited to harness the potential of bamboo and its benefits can be realised for both the environment and people. Given the dispersed nature of bamboo plantations across Rwanda, there is an opportunity to set up vibrant local bamboo industries that do not require sophisticated technology but add value to the raw bamboo product. The Government is looking to work more closely with the private sector to achieve this, which would create jobs and boost incomes in rural areas,” External link

newtimes-RW Wednesday, August 17, 2016 2:29:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

coastweek Friday, August 5, 2016 5:25:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "On our journey to Forest Landscape Restoration, we need everyone on board: government, the private sector, civil society and communities," "We also need creativity in our search for solutions to our climate change challenges. Together, I have no doubt we can meet the expectations of our people" External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 5:28:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 1, 2016 3:57:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people,” External link

coastweek Monday, August 1, 2016 12:56:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Monday, August 1, 2016 6:22:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 1, 2016 1:07:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people," External link

xinhuanet_en Monday, August 1, 2016 1:07:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “On our journey to Forest Landscape Restoration, we need everyone on board: government, the private sector, civil society and communities,” “We also need creativity in our search for solutions to our climate change challenges. Together, I have no doubt we can meet the expectations of our people” External link

newtimes-RW Sunday, July 31, 2016 1:21:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:27:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Saturday, July 30, 2016 6:01:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 3:27:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Landscape restoration is about more than simply planting forests. With the restoration of forests and land, we can overcome climate challenges and food security issues and help improve the wellbeing of our people. Rwanda has taken a proactive approach to conservation and green growth, created robust policy and institutional frameworks and strengthened national capacity to ensure the environment is at the heart of everything we do. These efforts are helping us to tackle the many environmental challenges we face,” External link

rnanews Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:59:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "These residents had the issue of delayed compensation because of mainly mistakes that were found in completing their documents. Their paper work had not indicated enough information and records about them which were recommendable to be able to be reimbursed were unavailable," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta noted : "There are about 700 people who have never signed documents concerning what they had to be reimbursed. Others opened bank accounts for the reimbursement but they could pass days without operating and then be suspended by banks. Therefore, money could always bounce back. We talked to banks so that they open other accounts for them," External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:03:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "By taking stock of the progress of the Bonn Challenge and sharing experiences and opportunities for financing investment we can match technical know-how with policy that delivers for our people and the planet," "Rwanda faces landscape and forestry management challenges. For Rwanda, forest landscape restoration is no longer a choice but a necessity to safeguard our development and protect our people" External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:15:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We need clean and efficient energy, in the approach we are using, we need to consider all these aspects including how to ensure that energy saving technologies are accessible and affordable to the people" External link

allafrica Thursday, July 7, 2016 9:54:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "We need clean and efficient energy, in the approach we are using, we need to consider all these aspects including how to ensure that energy saving technologies are accessible and affordable to the people" External link

allafrica Wednesday, July 6, 2016 4:16:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Development must simply be sustainable. Otherwise it is not development," External link

reliefWeb Friday, July 1, 2016 2:32:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "Rwanda felt the severe and tragic consequences of climate change last month when 56 of our citizens were killed in floods and landslides in the northern and western parts of the country" External link

allafrica Wednesday, June 29, 2016 1:49:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Just as the risks of climate change are immense, so too are the rewards of climate action if we invest in our people and our planet,” External link

guineemining Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Turning challenges into opportunities requires concrete action, collaboration and commitment,” “I am sure we are up to the task” External link

guineemining Tuesday, June 28, 2016 6:32:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an ambitious plan to limit temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and manage the impacts of a warming planet. We must now turn this global commitment into local action. Rwanda looks forward to sharing our experiences of green growth and climate resilient development with the continent and learning from others," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 1:49:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an ambitious plan to limit temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and manage the impacts of a warming planet. We must now turn this global commitment into local action. Rwanda looks forward to sharing our experiences of green growth and climate resilient development with the continent and learning from others," External link

allafrica Tuesday, June 28, 2016 12:11:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said ( about Kigali-Rwanda ) : “The Paris Agreement on Climate Change is an ambitious plan to limit temperature increases to below 1.5 degrees Celsius and manage the impacts of a warming planet. We must now turn this global commitment into local action. Rwanda looks forward to sharing our experiences of green growth and climate resilient development with the continent and learning from others,” External link

rnanews Monday, June 27, 2016 8:00:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "There are many opportunities for investment and value addition in Rwanda's forestry sector. We are open to work with the private sector to manage our forests, improve their quality and ensure their efficient use and value addition," External link

allafrica Friday, June 17, 2016 9:00:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “There are many opportunities for investment and value addition in Rwanda’s forestry sector. We are open to work with the private sector to manage our forests, improve their quality and ensure their efficient use and value addition,” External link

newtimes-RW Friday, June 17, 2016 1:09:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “Our country is endowed with mineral wealth, but due to minimal exploration, vast mineral deposits are largely untapped,” External link

coastweek Monday, June 6, 2016 3:55:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta pointed out : “A good hospital is of little use if at home we use unclean water,” External link

focus-rw Friday, March 20, 2015 7:15:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “It is evident that the lack of basic services such as water supply and sanitation leads to poverty and underdevelopment. Sanitation issues need to be observed as an integrated development strategy. Water supply and sanitation are inextricably linked as part of the broader development process,” “Rwanda recognises the importance of water, water is the source of life every living thing needs. We will not tire to help communities get water. Residents should guard jealously the system and protect the environment for sustainability,” External link

in2eastafrica Wednesday, March 18, 2015 1:50:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "It is important to note that the majority of our people still depend on charcoal and firewood thus the need to fast-track gas exploration," External link

allafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 2:31:00 PM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “It is important to note that the majority of our people still depend on charcoal and firewood thus the need to fast-track gas exploration,” External link

in2eastafrica Thursday, March 5, 2015 11:26:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : "To prevent agricultural activities that dry up the marshland, trees were planted on the buffer zone but also farmers who were expropriated from the marshland got paid work during the rehabilitation to sustain their welfare and we shall continue offering them support," External link

allafrica Monday, February 2, 2015 6:45:00 AM EAT

Vincent Biruta said : “To prevent agricultural activities that dry up the marshland, trees were planted on the buffer zone but also farmers who were expropriated from the marshland got paid work during the rehabilitation to sustain their welfare and we shall continue offering them support,” External link

in2eastafrica Monday, February 2, 2015 2:49:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of environment3.53%EN10/28/201728/10/2017
minister37.06%EN09/01/201701/09/2017
president0.59%EN08/03/201703/08/2017
ministre10.59%FR06/04/201704/06/2017
resources minister21.18%EN11/21/201621/11/2016
ministre rwandaise des affaires étrangères4.71%FR10/19/201619/10/2016
ministre rwandais4.12%FR10/15/201615/10/2016
executive director of unep1.76%EN10/15/201615/10/2016
ministro0.59%PT10/15/201615/10/2016
rwandan environment minister0.59%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
minister of education4.12%EN04/14/201414/04/2014
education minister7.06%EN04/12/201412/04/2014
minister for education4.12%EN03/22/201422/03/2014
Names Lang Count
Vincent BirutaEN80.06%
Vincent BirutaFR16.82%
Vincent BirutaPT2.80%
Vincent BirutaPL0.31%


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