By Daniel Sabiiti
Rwandans will no longer have to worry about paying extra costs on brand new imported motor-bikes after Rwanda motors announced plans to establish assembling plant in Kigali.
Rwanda motors says that it is planning to start assembling locally motor-bikes within the next two years after 50 years of operations in Rwanda.
Without details of costs, the company says it will build an assembly plant, a modern auto garage, and an auto showroom on a two hectare piece of land in Gahanga, Kicukiro district in Kigali city.
This will be part of its expansion plan and abiding by the new city master plan to relocate industries operating from reserved wetlands.
RwandaMotor Director General, Yanick Camerman, told KigaliToday that this is part of company’s plan to shift to a better environment and is waiting for a response from the government.
“We are only waiting to be given a go ahead to shift”
The ministry of trade, industry and East Africa affairs, François Kanimba told Kigali Today that infrastructure development in Gahanga area still has the first priority. “We plan on building roads and other infrastructure in Gahanga as part of next fiscal year’s budget” Kanimba said.
Rwandamotor is the official dealer of SUZUKI and SINOTRUK and authorized to sale ISUZU in Rwanda. It is fully owned by the Ogepar group a Netherlands company
Rwandamotor currently realises a turnover of approximately 4 million USD. Rwandamotor was created in 1967 as a small garage without any brands.
This year Rwandamotor will mark its 50 year anniversary in Rwanda.
Volkswagen also has announced plans of building a state of the art vehicle assembly worth over Euro1million in Rwanda. This expected to start by the end of 2017