Rwandan water and electricity sectors undergo administrative change
30 December 2009
In news that could be of interest to investors seeking public private partnership opportunities in Rwanda, the parliament has created a new regulatory body affecting the water and electricity sectors.
Replacing the Rwanda Electricity Corporation and Rwanda Water and Sanitation Corporation is the Energy, Water and Sanitation Authority, the New Times reported.
Infrastructure projects involving energy, gas, petroleum, water and sanitation will be coordinated and developed by this body, which will be autonomous on all levels of administration.
Legislation was also passed to establish the Rwanda Transport Development Agency, which will be in charge of managing, maintaining and developing transport infrastructure in the country.
The New Times relayed lawmakers' statements suggesting the moves were designed to lighten the ministry of infrastructure's load.
Also as part of the end-of-year parliamentary activity, several bills pertaining to the creation of financial grants aimed at improving sanitation were looked over, the publication reported.