Ministry of Trade and Industry’s support to SMEs in Rwanda in the face of COVID-19 pandemic 

The SME Response Clinic spoke with Samuel Kamugisha, the DirectorGeneral for Industry Promotion and Entrepreneurship Development at the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM). The session sought to understand how MINICOM supports SMEs in Rwanda. The discussion focused on programs and policies the Ministry is implementing to meet the needs of entrepreneurs, particularly in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the interview, Director General Kamugisha gave insights about some of the programs and policies the Ministry is currently developing or implementing, such as a new e-commerce policy, the Economic Recovery Fund, and export promotion strategies 

Additionally, Mr Kamugisha highlighted the role the AFCFTA will play in implementing the Entrepreneurship Development Policy and provided information on how entrepreneurs can access information on the Ministry’s interventions. For the full interview, visit: SMEResponseClinic