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Made-in- Rwanda expo 20162016-10-03 02:00:44


  • CIMERWA, emerged as the best exhibitor at first Made-in-Rwanda exhibition that was geared at promoting locally-made products.
  • Private Sector Federation chairperson Benjamin Gasamagera said there is no need to import products yet we have good quality products made locally.
  • “We want to promote the high standards and excellence of local products,” Gasamagera said, adding that the outstanding winners exhibited a great deal of excellence in quality customer care, innovation, consistency and standards.
  • Saidi Hitimana, one of the exhibitors, lauded the expo idea, saying it gave them a chance to showcase what local businesses can do.
  • He said the exhibition should be made an annual activity.
  • The Minister for Trade and Industry, Francois Kanimba, said the expo will also be held in other parts of the country and urged the business to invest in advertising.
  • “Entrepreneurs don’t have the culture of advertising their products, we encourage you to advertise,” Kanimba said.
  • He added that Made-in-Rwanda campaign targets sectors with high potential growth that can satisfy the local market fully and compete with regional and international markets.
  • John Jovith Malidadi, the sales distribution manager at CIMERWA, said their focus on customer care and creativity in stand set up and product display may have convinced the judges.