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Rwanda can ‘mine’ EDPRS2 results – World Bank expert

Source: The NEWTIMES
By KENNETH AGUTAMBA

The World Bank Group last month released its latest economic analysis for Rwanda forecasting a growth rate of 5.7% in 2014 and of 6.6% in 2015. The report focused on the mining sector and its potential contribution to national development.

Visitors prepare to enter a tunnel at Rutongo Mines in Rulindo District last year. (File)

Rachel Perks is World Bank’s mining specialist with extensive knowledge of the state of mining within the Great Lakes region and beyond. She also presented a state of Rwanda’s mining sector report. In an interview with The New Times’ Kenneth Agutamba, she among others expounds on how mining can help Rwanda achieve her ambitious EDPRS2 targets and Vision 2020 such as 200, 000 jobs a year as well as attaining a double digit growth of at least 11.5 per cent. More 


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