Niba narasonewe umusoro kubera ibibazo byatewe na COVID-19, itangazo rishya ry’Ikigo cy’Imisoro n’Amahoro (RRA) risobanuye iki kuri njye?

Niba narasonewe umusoro kubera ibibazo byatewe na COVID-19, itangazo rishya ry’Ikigo cy’Imisoro n’Amahoro (RRA) risobanuye iki kuri njye?

Ikigo cy’Imisoro n’Amahoro (RRA) cyatanze itangazo kuwa 21 Kanama 2020, rigenewe abasora basabye gukurirwaho ibihano, amande, n’inyungu ku bukererwe bwo kwishyura umusoro ku bihembo, umusoro ku nyongeragaciro, n’umusoro ufatirwa muri Werurwe, Mata, na Gicurasi 2020, ndetse n’ababisabye ku musoro ku nyungu z’amasosiyete wa 2019.

Muri iryo tangazo, RRA yatangaje ko itariki ntarengwa yo kwishyura imisoro ku basabye gusonerwa ari kuwa 30 Nzeri 2020.

Bityo rero, niba uri umwe mu basora basabye gusonerwa kimwe mu byavuzwe haruguru, ugomba kwishyura imisoro urimo bitarenze kuwa 30 Nzeri 2020.

Iri tangazo ni ingenzi kuko abatazishyurira ku gihe bazahabwa ibihano, bacibwe amande n’inyungu ku  misoro batishyuye. Iki ni ikintu cy’ingenzi uheraho uteganya ibijyanye n’amafaranga uzakoresha mu bucuruzi bwawe muri uku kwezi.

Ushobora gusura urubuga rwa interineti rwa RRA; rra.gov.rw, n’urutonde rw’abasora, kugira ngo urebe ko uri ku rutonde rwa RRA.

If I received a tax waiver because of COVID-19 hardships, what does the new announcement from RRA mean for me?

The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) released an announcement on August 21st, 2020, for those taxers who requested waivers of penalties, fines, and interest for late payment of Pay as You Earn (PAYE), VAT, and withholding tax (WHT) in March, April, and May 2020, as well as those who requested for Corporate Income Tax (CIT) for 2019.

In that announcement, RRA has stated that the due date for principal tax payments for those who requested waivers is no later than 30 September 2020.

So, if you are a taxpayer who has requested one of the waivers above, be sure to pay the principal taxes owed by 30 September 2020.

This is an important announcement, as those not having paid on time will be subject to all penalties, fines, and interest for the unpaid taxes. This will be an important part of planning your business finances this month.

You can visit the RRA website, rra.gov.rw, and the list of taxpayers, to check to make sure you are on RRA’s list.


Inkomoko Relief Fund

Inkomoko yatangije «Ikigega cy’ingoboka cy’Inkomoko» kizatanga imfashanyo ku Bigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse mu Rwanda

Kuwa 03 Nyakanga, Inkomoko, Nathalie Niyonzima

Inkomoko yatangije «Ikigega cy’ingoboka cy’Inkomoko» kizatanga imfashanyo ku Bigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse mu Rwanda

Itsinda ry’abantu bo muri SME Response Clinic bagize amahirwe yo kuganira na Nathalie Niyonzima, Umuyobozi Mukuru w’Inkomoko mu Rwanda ku bijyanye n’Ikigega gishya kigamije kugoboka Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse mu kuzahura ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byabo mu gihe cy’icyorezo cya COVID-19.

Inkomoko yatangije «Ikigega cy’ingoboka cy’Inkomoko» – gahunda yo gutanga imfashanyo ku Bigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse mu Rwanda. Umunsi wo gutangiza icyo Kigega ku mugaragaro ni kuwa gatanu tariki 17 Nyakanga, kandi iyo gahunda iboneka ku rubuga rwa interineti: www.inkomoko.com. Ni imfashanyo izatangwa inshuro imwe ku bikorwa by’ubucuruzi byayisabye kandi byujuje ibisabwa mu rwego rwo kubifasha gukemura ibibazo batewe n’ibihombo bigize mu gihe cya “guma mu rugo” bitewe na COVID-19.

Iyi gahunda yamaze gutangizwa ku bakiriya b’Inkomoko kandi izatangizwa no ku bandi batari abakiriya b’Inkomoko kuwa 17 Nyakanga. Kugeza ubu, ba rwiyemezamirimo 1400 bamaze guhabwa iyi mfashanyo mu Rwanda.

Iki kigega nikimara gutangira, Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse mu Rwanda hose, bizaba byemerewe gusaba iyo mfashanyo. Imfashanyo izatangwa binyuze mu nzira y’ihiganwa kandi abasaba imfashanyo bagomba gutanga ibi bikurikira:

  • Kuba banditse muri RDB cyangwa muri RCA
  • Kuba baratanze umusoro w’ipatanti wa 2020
  • Kugaragaza ko ibyo binjiza byagabanutse bitewe n’icyorezo cya Covid-19
  • Kugaragaza ubushobozi bwo kongera kugeza ku byo binjizaga mbere y’icyorezo cya COVID-19 mbere y’uko umwaka urangira
  • Kugaragaza ubushobozi bwo guhanga imirimo mishya cyangwa kugumana abakozi
  • Inyandiko igaragaza imikoreshereze ya konti kuva mu Kuboza 2019 kugeza muri Gicurasi 2020
  • Raporo y’imikoreshereze y’amafaranga kuva mu Kuboza 2019 kugeza mu Kuboza 2020
  • Raporo y’itubyamutungo n’iyongeramutungo
  • Ifoto y’umutungo

Ibyo bikorwa by’ubucuruzi bitanga akazi, biboneka mu nzego zahungabanye cyane nk’ubukerarugendo no gucumbikira abantu cyangwa inganda zikorera ibintu bitandukanye mu Rwanda – nk’abakora ibikoresho bitandukanye byo mu mbaho n’ibyuma, imyenda, n’ibindi – ubusanzwe byatumizwaga mu mahanga, ni byo bizahabwa umwihariko mu guhabwa imfashanyo.  Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bitanga umusaruro mwinshi bibarizwa mu nzego zahawe umwihariko nk’ishoramari mu buhinzi, inganda nto, hamwe n’abandi bakorera ibintu mu Rwanda ubusanzwe byatumizwaga hanze, barashishikarizwa gusaba iyo mfashanyo.

Inkomoko izigana ubushishozi dosiye z’abasaba imfashanyo hasuzumwa niba abasaba bujuje ibiteganywa n’Ikigo cy’ihererekanyamakuru ku myenda, kandi nibiba ngombwa izajya ibasura aho bakorera.

Ku bafite Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bifuza gukorana n’Ikigega, bakomeza gusura urubuga rwa interineti hamwe n’imbuga nkoranyambaga by’Inkomoko kugira ngo babone ibisobanuro birambuye mu minsi iri imbere.

«Ni nk’igitonyanga mu nyanja, kandi turabizi ko hakenewe byinshi birenzeho, ariko iki Kigega kigamije gufasha Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse kuva muri ibi bibazo by’ubukungu, kubona ibicuruzwa cyangwa serivisi, kwitabira ikoranabuhanga, cyangwa kongera kubona abakiriya, abakozi, n’inyungu.»

Ikigega cy’ingoboka cy’Inkomoko kiri gutangizwa ku nkunga ya MasterCard Foundation.

Uramutse wifuza kumenya birambuye amakuru yerekeye Inkomoko no gukomeza kumenya amakuru agezweho ku bijyanye n’itangizwa ry’iki kigega, wasura imbuga za interineti zikurikira:

July 3, Inkomoko, Nathalie Niyonzima

Inkomoko Launches the “Inkomoko Relief Fund” to Provide Grants SMEs in Rwanda

The SME Response Clinic team had the opportunity to speak with Nathalie Niyonzima, the Managing Director of Inkomoko in Rwanda about a new grant designed to help SMEs in their recovery during the period of COVID-19. get back to business.

Inkomoko is launching the “Inkomoko Relief Fund” – a grant program for SMEs in Rwanda. The opening date will be Friday, July 17, and can be found at www.inkomoko.com. This is a, one-time grant that will be offered to those businesses that apply and qualify to help them deal with losses during the COVID-19 lockdown.

The grant has already been launched for Inkomoko clients and will be opened up to non-Inkomoko clients on July 17. So far, over 1,400 entrepreneurs in Rwanda have benefited from this grant.

Once launched, SMEs and MSMEs across the country will be eligible to apply for the grant. The grant will be offered on a competitive basis, and to apply, applicants will need to provide:

  • Be registered with RDB or RCA
  • Have 2020 Patent tax
  • Show a decrease in revenue due to Covid-19
  • Show the potential to grow back to pre-COVID revenue by year-end
  • Show the potential to create jobs or maintain employees
  • bank statements from December 2019 to May 2020
  • cashflow statement from December 2019 to December 2020
  • P&L statement
  • Balance Sheet

Those businesses that create jobs, are in hard-hit sectors like tourism and hospitality or do local manufacturing of items – like furniture, clothing, and others – that are normally imported will be a focus for the grant.  Businesses with high growth potential in priority sectors such as agribusinesses, light manufacturing as well as other business that offer locally made products that are normally imported are encouraged to apply.

Inkomoko will do due diligence on applicants, ensuring that they are in good standing the Credit Reference Bureau, as well as carry out site visits if deemed necessary.

If you are an interested SME, stay tuned by watching Inkomoko’s website and social media for more instructions. In the coming days.

“It is a drop in the ocean, and we know that there is so much that is needed, but this grant is meant to help those SMEs  to re-emerge from recent economic challenges, pivot products or services, go digital, or regain customers, staff, and revenue.”

The Inkomoko Relief Fund is being offered with the support of the MasterCard Foundation.

To learn more about Inkomoko and to stay updated on the launch for the fund, see:


Guverinoma y’u Rwanda yatangije Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu hamwe no Gushyigikira Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse

Guverinoma y’u Rwanda yatangije Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu hamwe no Gushyigikira Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse

Ushaka amakuru yose yerekeye Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu, wasura urubuga rwa interineti rwa Minisiteri y’Imari n’Igenamigambi (MINECOFIN): Amabwiriza agenga imikorere y’Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu .

 

Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu giherutse gutangizwa gishyigikira by’umwihariko ibyiciro by’ Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bikurikira:

  •  Hashingiwe ku isesengura rya banki n’ubushobozi bw’ Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bwo kwishyura inguzanyo, Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritsebizemererwa guhabwa inguzanyo y’inyongera ishobora kugera kuri miliyoni 75 FRW, ku nyungu ku nguzanyo irihasi. 

 

  • Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bisaba ubu bwoko bw’inguzanyo, bigomba kuba bifite impapuro z’imari zabyo zitunganye kandi bikerekana ko ibikorwa byabo byagize igihombo kigera kuri 50% giturutse ku cyorezo cya COVID-19 (Mutarama – Gicurasi 2020 ugereranyije na Mutarama – Gicurasi 2019) hashingiwe ku Musoro ku Nyongeragaciro (TVA) batanze mu Kigo cy’Igihugu cy’Imisoro n’Amahoro (RRA).

 

  • Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bisaba inguzanyo bigomba kandi kwerekana icyemezo cy’uko nta birarane by’imisoro bari bafitiye RRA kugeza mu mpera za Gashyantare 2020, bakerekana kandi ko bishyuraga neza inguzanyo iyo ari yo yose bari bifite kugeza mu mpera za Gashyantare 2020.

 

  • Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bisaba inguzanyo bigomba kugaragaza ko bishobora gukoresha izo nguzanyo mu kongera igicuruzo rusange cyabyo, mu kubungabunga imirimo bisanganywe na/cyangwa mu guhanga imirimo mishya, kandi bikabasha kwishyura umusoro ku nyungu bibikesheje izo nguzanyo. 

Ushaka amakuru yose kuri iyi nguzanyo, wasoma inyandiko ikurikira:

 

Kuwa 02/06/ 2020, Banki Nkuru y’u Rwanda yatangije Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu hagamijwe gufasha ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byahuye n’ibibazo bitewe n’icyorezo cya COVID-19. BNR yabonye ko ari ngombwa gufasha abafite ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi kongera gusubukura ibikorwa byabo no kubungabunga imirimo, kandi ibyo bikorwa bishingiye ku Bigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse.

Hari ubwoko bune bw’ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi icyo Kigega kizibandaho, harimo n’Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse. Ari byo:

  • Ibigo by’ubucuruzi binini: Ibigo by’ubucuruzi cyangwa amakoperative afite igicuruzo rusange kirenga miliyoni 500 FRW ku mwaka;
  • Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse: Ibigo by’ubucuruzi cyangwa amakoperative afite igicuruzo rusange kiri hagati ya miliyoni 20 na miliyoni 500 FRW ku mwaka.
  • Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito: Ibigo by’ubucuruzi cyangwa amakoperative afite igicuruzo rusange kiri munsi ya miliyoni 20 FRW ku mwaka;
  • Ibigo by’imari bigira uruhare mu bikorwa by’ubucuruzi: Amabanki n’Ibigo by’imari biciriritse;

Ibyo Bigo by’imari bigira uruhare mu bikorwa by’ubucuruzi byemerewe guhabwa inguzanyo binyuze mu Kigega, byemerewe guhabwa iyo nguzanyo mu gihe cy’imyaka ibiri uhereye igihe amabwiriza ya BNR yashyiriwe umukono. Ikigega kigamije by’umwihariko guha inguzanyo ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byujuje ibisabwa, by’umwihariko mu byiciro bitatu bikurikira: guha inguzanyo amahoteli, ubukerarugendo no kwakira abantu, imari shingiro n’umwenda ntarengwa ku bigo binini n’ Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse hamwe n’ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi biciriritse.

Amahoteli, Ubukerarugendo no Kwakira ababagana:

Amafaranga yose yagenewe urwego rw’ubukerarugendo agera kuri miliyari 50 FRW. Hashingiwe ku Kigega, bisobanurwa ko “hoteli” ari ikigo gicumbikira, kigaburira, kandi kinatanga izindi serivisi ku babagenderera na bamukerarugendo. Mu gihe ikigo kidafite amacumbi, ntikizashyirwa mu cyiciro cy’ibizahabwa amafaranga.

Amafaranga azahabwa amahoteli yagizweho ingaruka n’icyorezo cya COVID-19 kandi yujuje ibisabwa, azanyuzwa mu mabanki, kandi inyungu ku nguzanyo ntigomba kurenga 5% ku mwaka. Kugira ngo ayo mahoteli ahabwe izo nguzanyo, agomba kuba yari afite inguzanyo yari itarishyurwa mbere yo kuwa 31/05/2020. Ikindi kandi, inguzanyo igomba kuba yarishyurwaga neza kugera mu mpera za Gashyantare 2020.

Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bizahabwa inguzanyo, bizahabwa imyaka itatu bitishyura inguzanyo mbere y’uko bitangira kwishyura; muri ikigihe ntibasabwa kwishyura –kandi bahabwa igihe kingana n’imyaka 15 yo kwishyura inguzanyo yose, izatangirwa kwishyurwa nyuma y’imyaka itatu batishyura inguzanyo. Urugero, nuhabwa inguzanyo n’ikigo cy’imari muri Kamena 2020, uzatangira kuyishyura muri Nyakanga 2023.

Imari shingiro n’umwenda ntarengwa:

Mu mafaranga yose yagenewe urwego rw’ubukerarugendo, miliyari 30 FRW zagenewe ibigo binini, mu gihe miliyari 15 FRW zagenewe Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse.

Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi by’ibigo binini n’ iby’Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse bizahabwa inguzanyo zo kuziba icyuho mu mari shingiro yabyo.  Hazashyirwaho n’amafaranga y’inguzanyo ntarengwa azakoreshwa mu gusana, kuvugurura, ibikoresho, no gushora imari mu ikoreshwa ry’ikoranabuhanga, nko kuba hakifashishwa ikoranabuhanga mu kugemura ibicuruzwa no gutanga serivisi.  Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi n’Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’ibiciriritse byujuje ibisabwa bizahabwa izi nguzanyo inshuro imwe gusa binyuze mu mabanki, kandi bizaba byemerewe amafaranga ashobora kugera kuri miliyo 75 FRW (Ibigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse) na miliyoni 300 FRW (Ibigo binini), hashingiwe ku isesengura rya banki no ku bushobozi bwo kwishyura bw’usaba inguzanyo.

  • Kugira ngo ibi bikorwa by’ubucuruzi byemererwe guhabwa izo nguzanyo, hagomba kugaragazwa ko ibyo bikorwa byagize igihombo kigera kuri 50% giturutse ku cyorezo cya COVID-19 (Mutarama – Gicurasi 2020 ugereranyije na Mutarama – Gicurasi 2019) hashingiwe ku Musoro ku Nyongeragaciro (TVA) watanzwe mu Kigo cy’Igihugu cy’Imisoro n’Amahoro (RRA). Ugomba kandi kwerekana icyemezo cy’uko nta birarane by’imisoro wari ufitiye RRA mu mpera za Gashyantare 2020, ukerekana kandi ko wishyuraga neza inguzanyo iyo ari yo yose wari ufite kugeza mu mpera za Gashyantare 2020. Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bikeneye ingoboka, ba nyirabyo bagomba kuba bafite inyandiko zerekeye imari n’iz’imisoro ziri ku murongo mbere yo gutanga ubusabe bwabo.

Ku bijyanye n’inguzanyo, mbere na mbere zizahabwa abasa inguzanyo bujuje ibisabwa na BNR:

  • Abasa inguzanyo bagaragaza ko izabafasha kuzahura igicuruzo rusange kugera nibura kuri 75% y’urwego bariho mbere y’icyorezo cya COVID-19;
  • Abasa inguzanyo bagaragaza ko izabafasha kubungabunga imirimo cyangwa guhanga imishya. Mu kugaragaza ibi, ba nyiribikorwa by’ubucuruzi bagomba kugaragaza umusoro ku Bihembo n’imisanzu y’ubwiteganyirize batangira abakozi mu rwego rwo kugaragaza umubare w’abakozi bari bafite mbere y’icyorezo cya COVID-19, kugira ngo hagaragazwe umubare w’imirimo izabungwabungwa cyangwa imishya izahangwa nyuma ya COVID-19 babikesheje iyo nguzanyo;
  • Abasa inguzanyo bagaragaza ko bazongera ingano y’imisoro batanga babikesheje iyo nguzanyo. Ibi bishobora guturuka ku mirimo izabungwabungwa cyangwa igicuruzo rusange kiziyongera bigatuma n’amafaranga yishyurwa imisoro yiyongera. Ibi bigaragarira ku Musoro ku Nyongeragaciro, Umusoro ku Bihembo, n’umusoro ku nyungu wakiriwe.

Niba ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byawe byaratangiye nyuma ya Gicurasi 2019, ushobora nawe kwemererwa inguzanyo mu gihe werekanye uruhare rwawe mu guteza imbere ubukungu kandi ko COVID-19 yagize ingaruka ku bikorwa by’ubucuruzi byawe. Ugomba kandi kuba ufite inyandiko zigaragaza izo ngaruka ku gicuruzo rusange cyawe.

Ku bijyanye n’imari shingiro cyangwa umwenda ntarengwa:

Banki zizaba zifite ubushobozi bwo gutanga izi nguzanyo ku Bigo by’ubucuruzi Bito n’Ibiciriritse ku nyungu ya 8% mu gihe cy’imyaka itanu, harimo n’umwaka umwe wo kutishyura inguzanyo. Usaba inguzanyo wese uzahabwa iyi nguzanyo, azaba ayemerewe inshuro imwe gusa mu kigo kimwe.

Inguzanyo ku bikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito:

Mu mafaranga yose yagenewe urwego rw’ubukerarugendo, miliyari 3 FRW (miliyari 1 RWF yagenewe abafite ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito bagana Ibigo by’imari iciriritse na miliyari 2 FRW yagenewe abakiriya ba SACCO).

Abafite ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito bujuje ibisabwa bazahabwa inguzanyo zo kubafasha kuzahura ibikorwa byadindijwe na COVID-19. Izi nguzanyo zizatangwa binyujijwe mu Bigo by’Imari Iciriritse bifite uburyozwe buhinnye. Abasaba inguzanyo bazaba bemerewe guhabwa amafanga agera kuri miliyoni 5 FRW inshuro imwe gusa binyujijwe muri ibi Bigo by’Imari Iciriritse, hashingiwe ku isesengura ryakozwe n’Ikigo cy’Imari Iciriritse ndetse no ku bushobozi bwo kwishyura.

Ibigo bito bizahabwa inguzanyo bigomba kuba byujuje ibi bikurikira:

  • Abasaba inguzanyo bagomba kuba bafite ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byanditswe ku buryo bwemewe n’amategeko nk’ikigo cy’ubucuruzi, koperative cyangwa nk’uwikorera;
  • Abasaba inguzanyo bagomba kugaragaza ingaruka za COVID-19 berekana ko bagize nibura igihombo cya 50% (Mutarama – Gicurasi 2020 ugereranyije na Mutarama – Gicurasi 2019), bifashishije Umusoro ku Nyongeragaciro batanze mu Kigo cy’Igihugu cy’Imisoro n’Amahoro (RRA) nk’urugero.
  • Abasaba inguzanyo bagomba kugaragaza icyemezo cya RRA cyo kutabamo ibirarane by’umusoro kugeza mu mpera ya Gashyantare 2020 mu rwego rwo kugaragaza ko bishyuraga imisoro neza mbere y’icyorezo;
  • Abafite ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito basaba izi nguzanyo bagomba kugaragazo ko bishyuraga neza inguzanyo iyo ari yo yose bari bafite kugeza mu mpera ya Gashyantare 2020;
  • Hari ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito biba bitanditse mu Musoro ku Nyongeragaciro. Ba nyirabyo bashobora kwereka Ikigo cy’Imari Iciriritse bakorana izindi nyandiko mu rwego rwo kugaragaza ingaruka COVID-19 yabagizeho. Ushaka kumenya ibisabwa, wakwegera Ikigo cy’Imari Iciriritse mukorana bakaguha amakuru yose.

Ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bito byose bizahabwa inguzanyo binyuze mu Kigega, bizayihabwa ku nyungu ya 8% ku mwaka, binahabwe n’igihe cy’amezi atatu yo kutishyura. Uhabwa iyi nguzanyo wese, ayihabwa inshuro imwe gusa kandi mu kigo kimwe gusa.

Ni gute nakorana n’Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu?  

Ushaka guhabwa iyi nguzanyo, wakwegera Ikigo cy’Imari mukorana. Ikigo cy’ubucuruzi giciriritse icyo ari cyo cyose cyangwa abandi bafite ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bifuza gukorana n’Ikigega, bazatanga inyandiko isaba inguzanyo muri banki cyangwa Ibigo by’Imari Iciriritse bakorana nabyo, hanyuma bige dosiye yawe, bagusabe izindi nyandiko za ngombwa, banarebe niba wujuje ibisabwa kugira ngo uhabwe inguzanyo. Ushobora kubona urutonde rw’amabanki na nomero z’abakozi bazo wahamagaraho ku rubuga rwa interineti rwa SME Response Clinic.

Ushobora no kwandikira Minisiteri y’Imari n’Igenamigambi ukayigezaho ibibazo byawe ubinyujije kuri erf@minecofin.gov.rw.

Icyitonderwa: Kuba warujuje neza dosiye yawe, kuba warishyuye neza inguzanyo wigeze gufata cyangwa wishyura neza izo ufite, no kugaragaza igihombo watewe na COVID-19, bizagufasha gukorana n’Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu binyujijwe muri banki mukorana. Ibyemezo byose bizafatwa n’amabanki ashingiye kuri dosiye ya buri muntu kugira ngo ayo mafaranga azakoreshwe neza kandi ahabwe ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi biyakwiriye koko.

Ibyifashishijwe mu gutegura iyi nyandiko:

Itangazo 3000/2020 – 04931/0010BNR [902.4]. Banki Nkuru y’u Rwanda.

Amabwiriza agenga imikorere y’Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu . MINECOFIN. May 2020.

Government of Rwanda Launches Economic Recovery Fund – Including Support to SMEs

For full information on the Economic Recovery Fund, please see the website of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning (MINECOFIN): Economic Recovery Fund Operational Guidelines.

 

The newly launched Economic Recovery Fund includes key areas of support to SMEs:

 

  • Subject to the bank’s assessment and the SME’s ability to repay a loan, the SME sector will have access to up to FRW 75 million in additional loans at reduced interest rates.

 

  • SMEs applying for these loans must have their financial paperwork in order and be able to demonstrate a 50% loss due on their operations to COVID-19 (January – May 2020 vs. January – May 2019) based on VAT returns submitted to RRA.

 

  • SMEs applying for funding must also present RRA tax clearances as of the end of February 2020 and demonstrate that any existing loans were performing at the end of February 2020. 

 

  • SME borrowers must demonstrate that they can use the new funds to increase turnover, preserve existing jobs and/or create new employment, and be able to pay taxes on revenue due to the new funding.

 

For a full description of the Fund, please read the article below.

 

 

On June 2nd, 2020, the National Bank of Rwanda launched the Economic Recovery Fund, with the goal of providing support to those businesses hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. BNR has recognized the need to help businesses resume their operations and safeguard employment, and SMEs are core to the response.

There are four categories of businesses that are targeted through the Fund, including SMEs. These are:

  • Large Corporate Businesses: Those companies or cooperatives with annual turnover of greater than FRW 500 million;
  • Small and Microenterprises (SMEs): Those companies or cooperatives with an annual turnover between FRW 20 Million and FRW 500 Million.
  • Micro Businesses: Companies or cooperatives with an annual turnover of less than FRW 20 million;
  • Participating Financial Institutions or PFIs: Banks and Limited Microfinance Institutions;

Those participating financial institutions who are eligible for financing through the Fund will have access for a period of two years, beginning with the signature of the BNR directive. The Fund has a specific focus on refinancing for those businesses who will be deemed eligible, especially in three areas: hotel, tourism and hospitality refinancing, working capital and lines of credit for corporations and SMEs, and micro businesses.

Hotels, Tourism and Hospitality:

Funds allotted for the tourism industry overall total 50 Billion RWF. Under the fund, a “hotel” refers to an establishment providing accommodation, meals, and other services for travelers and tourists. If the establishment does not provide accommodation will not be treated under the refinancing window category.

Refinancing for hotels negatively affected by COVID-19 and eligible for the facility will be available through banks, and interest rates for these loans will not exceed 5.0% per annum. To access these loans, hotels must have a current loan that was still outstanding prior to May 31st, 2020. Importantly, the loan must have been performing as of the end of February, 2020.

Those businesses receiving refinancing will have a three-year grace period,  a period in which they are not required to make repayments – as well as a period of up to 15 years to repay in full , which will commence after the three-year grace period. For example, if you receive a loan in June 2020 from a financial institution, your repayment will start from July 2023.

Working capital and lines of credit:

Funds allotted for the tourism industry overall total 30 Billion RWF for large companies and 15 Billion RWF for SMEs.

Large corporate businesses and SMEs will have access to financing to cover needs for working capital. There will also be lines of credit available to cover expenses for repairs, restorations, equipment, and investment in technological solutions, such as moving to online distribution channels. Eligible businesses and SMEs will also access these facilities through banks one time only, and will have access to up to FRW 75 million (SMEs) and FRW 300 Million (large corporations), subject to the bank’s assessment and the borrower’s capacity to repay.

To be eligible, these businesses must demonstrate a 50% loss due on their operations to COVID-19 (January – May 2020 vs. January – May 2019) based on VAT returns submitted to RRA. You must also present your RRA tax clearances as of the end of February 2020, and demonstrate that any existing loans were performing at the end of February 2020. It will be of the utmost importance that those businesses seeking relief have their financial and tax paperwork in order to make their applications.

In terms of loans, priority will be given to borrowers fitting certain criteria outlined by BNR:

  • Borrowers who demonstrate that the Fund can aid in a recovery of business turnover to at least 75% of pre-COVID-19 levels;
  • Borrowers that demonstrate that the Fund will either help to preserve existing jobs or create new employment. To demonstrate this, businesses will need to show PAYE and Social Security Returns to prove number of employees pre-COVID, and demonstrate the number of jobs that will be preserved or created post-COVID through access to the Fund;
  • Borrowers that demonstrate an increased fiscal contribution through accessing the Fund. This could be through jobs preserved or increased turnovers that result in an increase in tax payments. This can be demonstrated through VAT, PAYE, and income tax receipts.

If your business began operating after May of 2019, you may still be considered if you can demonstrate both your contribution to economic development and the negative impact on your business from COVID. Again – you must have the paperwork to show the negative trend on your turnover.

In terms of working capital or lines of credit:

Banks will have the ability to grant these facilities to SMEs at an interest rate of 8.0% over a period of five years, with a grace period of one year. Any borrower accessing these facilities can do so only once, from one institution.

Micro business financing:

Funds allotted for the tourism industry overall total 3 Billion RWF (1 Billlion RWF for microbusiness clients of MFIs and 2 Billion RWF for SACCO clients).

Eligible micro businesses will have access to financing to help recover from COVID-19. Lending for these funds will be provided through Limited Liability Microfinance Institutions (MFIs). Borrowers will be able to access up to FRW 5 million through these MFIs one time only, based on an assessment by the MFI and the borrower’s ability to repay.

Eligible microbusinesses must meet the following criteria:

  • Borrowers must have a legally registered business as a company, cooperative or sole proprietor
  • Borrowers must demonstrate the negative impact of COVID-19 by proving at least 50% losses (January – May 2020 vs. January – May 2019), using VAT returns submitted to RRA as a reference
  • Borrowers should be able to show their RRA tax clearance certificates as of the end of February 2020 to demonstrate good tax standing prior to the pandemic
  • Micro businesses seeking these loans must show that any existing loans were in good standing as of the end of February 2020
  • Some micro businesses are not eligible for VAT registration. These may show their MFI other paperwork to demonstrate the negative impact of COVID-19. To find out what is needed, talk with your MFI for more information

Any micro business receiving a loan through the Fund will receive an interest rate of 8.0% per annum and a loan term of three years with a grace period of three months. Any borrower accessing these facilities can do so only once, from one institution.

How do I access the Economic Recovery Fund?

To access the fund, talk with your financial institution. Any SMEs or other businesses wishing to access the Fund will submit their loan application directly to their bank or MFI, who will review your paperwork, request any additional documents needed, and assess your eligibility for the Fund.  You can find the list of Banks with contact numbers of dedicated staff in the SME clinic website.

You may also write directly to MINECOFIN with questions at erf@minecofin.gov.rw.

Remember: Being able to present your paperwork, your good standing with any previous or outstanding loans, and your losses due to COVID will be key in accessing the Economic Recovery Fund through your bank. All decisions will be made by banks on a case by case basis, so that these funds can be used in the most prudent and responsible way possible and businesses that need them will have access.

Reference:

Announcement 3000/2020 – 04931/0010BNR [902.4]. National Bank of Rwanda.

Economic Recovery Fund Operational Guidelines. MINECOFIN. May 2020.


IBICIRO BIGEZWEHO KU BIJYANYE NA SERIVISI ZA MOBILE MONEY

IBICIRO BIGEZWEHO KU BIJYANYE NA SERIVISI ZA MOBILE MONEY: Kuwa 22 Kamena 2020

Ni ngombwa kugira amakuru ku bijyanye na serivisi z’imari kugira ngo ubashe gucunga imikoreshereze y’amafaranga yinjira n’asohoka! Amafaranga asabwa kuri serivisi za Mobile Money yasubijweho.

Guhera kuwa 19 Werurwe 2020 kugeza mu gihe cy’amezi atatu, hari harakuweho amafaranga yo :

  • Guhererekanaya amafaranga hagati ya konti z’amabanki n’amakofi ngendanwa.
  • Guhererekanya amafaranga
  • Amafaranga y’ubwishyu hakoreshwa utumashini twifashishwa mu kwishyura (POS devices)

Kugira ngo abatanga serivisi za Mobile Money bakomeze kuzitanga,amafaranga asabwa mu itangwa ryazo azasubiraho guhera kuwa 22 Kamena 2020.

Ariko, gukoresha ikoranabuhanga ni bwo buryo bwizewe ushobora gukoresha. Mu gihe cyose bishoboka, koresha Mobile Money na serivisi z’ikoranabuhanga kugira ngo wirinde, urinde abakiriya bawe, n’umuryango wawe kwandura!

Ibyifashishijwe mu gutegura iyi nyandiko:

Itangazo rya Banki Nkuru y’u Rwanda: Isubiraho ry’amafaranga asabwa kuri serivisi za Mobile Money. Kuwa 18 Kamena 2020.

UPDATE ON MOBILE MONEY CHARGES: 22 June 2020

Keep yourself informed on financial services to best manage your cash flow! Mobile money charges have now been reinstated.

From 19 March 2020 for a period of three months, fees had been waived on:

  • Transfers between bank accounts and mobile wallets
  • Mobile money transfers
  • Payments at points of sale (POS devices)

To ensure that mobile service providers can continue offering these services, fees will be charged on these services again as of 22 June 2020.

However, digital services are STILL your safest option. Whenever possible, use mobile money and digital services to keep yourself, your customers, and your family healthy and safe!

Reference:

BNR Public Notice: Reinstatement of Mobile Money Transaction Charges. 18th June 2020.

 

 


Ubufasha Cogebanque iha ibigo (SMEs) bikorana na yo muri ibi bihe by’Icyorezo

Ubufasha Cogebanque iha ibigo (SMEs) bikorana na yo muri ibi bihe by’Icyorezo

Ihuriro rishinzwe kwiga uburyo ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SME) bihangana n’ingorane byatewe n’icyorezo cya COVID-19 ryaganiriye na Joel Kayonga, Umuyobozi ushinzwe Ubucuruzi muri Cogebanque ku byerekeye ingaruka zihariye zibangamiye ibyo bigo n’ingamba iyi banki irimo gufata kugira ngo ibufashe muri iki gihe bikomeje guhangana n’ingaruka byatewe n’iki cyorezo.

Nubwo ingamba zafashwe mu rwego rwo kwirinda icyorezo zigenda zoroshywa, haracyari kare kugira ngo abakiriya bagire ibyemezo bikomeye bafata byerekeye ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bakora. Ba nyiri ibigo by’ubucuruzi ubu bahisemo kuba bategereje ngo barebe ko hari impinduka zigaragara ziba. Kubera umwuka uteye utyo, SMEs zikeneye kubona amakuru ku gihe yerekeye uburyo ibintu birimo kugenda bihinduka. 

Ni izihe ngorane zikomeye zibangamiye SMEs muri iki gihe?

Ingorane ya mbere ni ukuzahara kw’ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi. Gahunda yo gufunga bimwe mu bikorwa bitari iby’ingenzi yatumye ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi  bihagarara.  Ingorane zihari ni izifitanye isano no kubona igishoro cyo gukoresha mu kwishyura imishahara y’abakozi no kwegeranya amikoro mu rwego rwo kwitegura gusubukura ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi. Inzego z’imirimo zitagizweho ingaruka cyane ni ubuhinzi bugamije ubucuruzi n’ubw’ibihingwa ngengabukungu byoherezwa mu mahanga. Urwogo rw’amahoteri n’amacumbi  ni rwo rwagizweho ingaruka cyane kubera ingamba zo kugabanya urujya n’uruza rw’abantu.

Mu gihe ingamba zo kwirinda icyorezo zirimo koroshywa, haracyari imbogamizi kuko imipaka  yakomeje gufungwa. U Rwanda rutumiza mu mahanga ibyinshi mu bicuruzwa ku masoko yarwo kandi ba rwiyemezamirimo bakenera gukora ingendo  kugira ngo babashe gushora amafaranga bahaha ibicuruzwa. Abakiriya  ntibazabasha kubona ibicuruzwa bakeneye imipaka itarafungurwa, ni yo mpamvu, ”bahisemo kuba bategereje kugira ngo ibintu bisubire mu buryo.”

Watubwira ubufasha banki igenera ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SME) bikorana na yo?

Ibyinshi mu bigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SME) bikorana na banki yacu byatugaragarije ko bikeneye ko inguzanyo  zabyo zivugururwa, ni yo mpamvu turimo gukora ibishoboka ngo dufashe ibyo bigo tubyorohereza  kwishyura inguzanyo kandi tubyongerera igihe cyo kwishyura izo nguzanyo. Nka banki, Cogebanque yibanda ku nzego z’imirimo zazahajwe cyane n’ibi bihe turimo by’icyorezo ifasha bimwe mu bigo bikorana na yo kuzahura ubucuruzi byabyo. Iyo ikigo cyishyuraga neza  kandi ingorane gihura na zo  zikaba zifitanye isano n’Icyorezo cya COVID-19, icyo gihe banki yahitaga igisonera kwishyura inguzanyo mu gihe cy’amezi atatu (3). Ariko ku bigo byo mu nzego zimwe na zimwe  by’umwihariko amahoteri n’urwego rw’ubukerarugendo, byasubikiwe kwishyura mu gihe cy’amezi atandatu (6). Banki kandi irifuza kongera igihe iyi gahunda izamara bitewe  n’uko ibintu bizaba byifashe, kubera ko bizatwara igihe kirekire kugira ngo ibi bigo bisubukure neza ibikorwa byabyo. Cogebanque kandi yahaye inguzanyo zihuse abakorera umushahara cyangwa ibindi bigo byari bikeneye kongera igishoro.

Ni gute banki yabashije gukomeza serivisi iha Ibigo bito n‘ibiciriritse (SMEs) bikorana na yo?

Ubwo hatangizwaga ingamba zo guhagarika ingendo n’ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi bitari iby’ingenzi, twasanze ari ngombwa gufunga amwe mu mashami kubera igabanuka ry’urujya n’uruza rw’abantu n’ibintu. Muri Kigali, amashami atatu (3) ni yo yakomeje gufungura ariko twanagabanyije amasaha y’akazi. Mu by’ukuri nta kirogoya yabaye muri serivisi dutanga kuko banki yari yashyizeho ubundi buryo bwo guha serivisi abayigana. Twasanze abantu benshi baritabiriye gukoresha uburyo bw’ikoranabuhanga, kubona serivisi za banki ukoresheje terefoni ngendanwa, gahunda ya Mobile Wallet (Gahunda y’ikofi) na USSD.

Ibigo (SMEs) bike cyane ni byo byari bitariyandikisha gukorana na banki hifashishijwe murandasi no kugezwaho serivisi za banki hifashishijwe terefoni ngendanwa kubera ko ibyinshi (SMEs) bikunda guhererekanya amafaranga mu buryo bwa cash. Ikintu twiboneye ni uko umubare w’abakiriya bitabiriye gukoresha uburyo bw’ikoranabuhanga banki yacu yabashyiriyeho wazamutse cyane kubera ko guhererekanya amafaranga mu ntoki (cash) gusa bitashobokaga, cyane cyane kubera ko nta wari wemerewe gukora ingendo.

Mu rwego rwo korohereza abakiriya ba banki kubona serivisi batavuye aho bari, Cogebanque yabafashije gukoresha umuyoboro wa WhatsApp n’izindi mbuga nkoranyambaga mu kuzuza imyirondoro no kuyohereza, bityo bibarinda gukora ingendo bajya aho banki ikorera.  Twagejeje ku bakiriya amafishi basabiraho amakarita ya banki (yo kwishyura no kubikuza) hifashishijwe ikoranabuhanga maze tuyaboherereza dukoresheje email. Twoherereje abakiriya amwe mu makuru abagenewe ibindi bisobanuro tubishyira ku rubuga rwacu aho bashobora kubisanga.

Cogebanque provides support to SME customers through the pandemic

The SME Response Clinic spoke with Joel Kayonga, Commercial Director at Cogebanque about specific challenges for SMEs and the actions that the bank is taking to support them during this ongoing pandemic.

Even if the lockdown has been eased, it is a bit early for clients to make big decisions related to their businesses.  Business owners are taking an approach of “let’s wait and see.” Given this, SMEs need timely information about how the situation is evolving. 

What are the biggest challenges SMEs are facing right now?

First, a slowdown in business. The lockdown brought business to a standstill.  Challenges are related mainly to working capital to be used to pay salaries and stock up in preparation for business picking up again. The only sectors that have not been truly affected are agribusiness and commodities. The hospitality sector has been the hardest hit because of restrictions on movement.

While the lockdown has been eased, there are still challenges because borders remain closed.   Rwanda is a net importer, and Cogebanque’s clients need to travel to be able to deploy funds and stock up on goods. Until the borders are open, clients will be unable to do this, so they have the approach of “let’s wait and see.”

Can you tell us about the support the bank is providing to SME customers?

Most of our SME customers have expressed the need to have their facilities refinanced, so we are working to help them smooth their loan repayments and have given them deferments.  As a bank, Cogebanque is focusing relief on specific sectors that have been hit hardest.  If the client was up to date with payments and if the challenges they are facing are clearly COVID-related, the bank automatically gives them a deferment of 3 months.  But for some sectors, specifically hotels and others in the tourism sector, deferments are for 6 months. The bank is also willing to extend these as the situation evolves, because it will take longer for them to see business really pick up again. Cogebanque has also provided small overdrafts for salaries or other urgent capital needs that businesses have.

How has the bank ensured continuity of service to SMEs?

At the beginning of the lockdown, we saw the need to close some branches given reduced traffic. In Kigali, we kept 3 branches open and reduced opening hours, but there were really no disruptions in service given that the bank has alternative channels in place.  We saw a huge jump in terms of traffic on digital platforms, mobile banking, the mobile wallet and USSD.

Quite a few SMEs were not yet registered to our internet banking and mobile banking offerings since most SMEs tend to transact in cash. What we have seen is a growing appetite for clients to use our digital platforms given that doing only cash transactions is not feasible, especially if you can’t move around.

To facilitate onboarding, Cogebanque has had clients use channels like WhatsApp and other platforms to fill out and send documentation, eliminating the need for them to come to an office.  We also availed the forms for application for debit cards and credit cards online and sent them to clients via email. We have also sent out and posted useful tutorials for our clients.


Inkuru z’uruhererekane ku bufasha bwo kuzahura ubucuruzi: Inama zitangwa n’Ishyirahamwe ry’Amabanki mu Rwanda

Inkuru z’uruhererekane ku bufasha bwo kuzahura ubucuruzi:

Inama zitangwa n’Ishyirahamwe  ry’Amabanki mu Rwanda

Video yose wayisanga kuri Facebook kanda hano.

Ongera ubumenyi ngiro mu micungire y’umushinga ukurikira amasomo yo mu Mwiherero n’Amahugurwa utegurirwa na AMI:

Umwiherero: Ku wa Kane, 5 Kamena 2020- https://www.africanmanagers.org/rwandacovidwebinars/

Ibiganiro: https://www.africanmanagers.org/covidwebinars/

Hari ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SME) byinshi byibaza ibibazo byerekeye serivisi z’amabanki muri iki gihe, kubera ko ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byahuye n’ibibazo by’igabanuka ry’igipimo cy’amafaranga yinjira n’asohoka, byananiwe kwishyura inguzanyo, no kuba bitizeye ahazaza ha bizinesi bikora. Mu ngamba zafatiwe ibi bibazo, Itsinda rifasha ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse, ryahurije hamwe akanama kagizwe na ba nyiri amabanki bagirana ikiganiro cyatambutse kuri Facebook ubwo cyarimo kiba.

Ku wa 28 Gicurasi, ikiganiro cyatambutse imbona nkubone hifashishijwe murandasi ku nsanganyamatsiko igira iti “Ikiganiro n’Urwego rw’Amabanki /A Discussion with the Banking Sector” cyatangije ibiganiro by’Uruhererekane ku bufasha bwo kuzahura ubucuruzi / Supporting Your Business Series. Ikiganiro cyahuje impuguke mu bikorwa by’amabanki nka Maurice K. Toroitich, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa BPR Atlas Mara, Robin C. Bairstow, CEO wa I&M Bank na Perezida w’Ishyirahamwe ry’Amabanki mu Rwanda, na Christine Baingana, CEO wa Urwego Bank. Ikiganiro cyayobowe na Tony Francis Ntore, Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Ishyirahamwwe ry’Amabanki mu Rwanda, na Jean Bosco Iyacu, Umuyobozi ushinzwe Imishinga muri Access to Finance Rwanda.

Muri icyo kiganiro, abanyamabanki bagiriye inama Ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) ku buryo byacunga ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi no kunoza imikoranire  yabyo n’ibigo by’imari.  Imyanzuro y’ingenzi ikurikira yavuye muri iki kiganiro igamije gufasha ibigo kwivana mu bihe bikomeye byatewe n’Icyorezo:

Ibyinshi mu bigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) bikora bitabika inyandiko na raporo zijyanye n’igihe nk’uko bisabwa, kubera umubare muto w’abakozi babyo no kuba byinjiza amafaranga make. Icyakora, banki zizarushaho KUREBA niba ibigo bifite inyandiko zihagije kandi zujuje ibisabwa mu gihe cyo gusuzuma niba ikigo gisaba inguzanyo gifitiwe icyizere mu bijyanye no kwishyura inguzanyo aho kwita ku ngwate gitanga. Ibi bisobanuye ko ikigo kigomba:

  • Kugira inyandiko zerekana uko amafaranga yinjira n’uko asohoka buri munsi
  • Kugenzura niba ikigo gishobora kugaragaza uko amafaranga yinjira n’uko asohoka cyifashishijekonti itunguka cyangwa  konti ikoreshwa mu guhererekanya amafaranga hifashishijwe terefoni ngendanwa mu bikorwa byo guhererekanya amafaranga
  • Gukoresha imashini ya EBM ifasha kubika inyandiko z’ibyakozwe
  • Kwishyura imisoro no kubikaimpapuro zishyuriweho imisoro ziri ku murongo – ibi bigaragaza uko amafaranga yinjira n’uko asohoka nka kimwe mu bigaragarizwa banki  iyo ikigo gisaba inguzanyo

 

Abacuruzi benshi bafite ibigo bito  bibanda ku ngwate – nko kubaka amazu – iyo batekereza uburyo bwabafasha kubona inguzanyo. Ariko, iyo inyandiko z’ibaruramari ry’ikigo zitari ku murongo, ikigo gishobora kutemererwa inguzanyo. Ibigo bisaba inguzanyo bigomba kugaragariza banki ko uretse kuba bifite inyandiko zigaragaza uko amafaranga yinjira n’uko asohoka, binafite ubushobozi bwo kuyacunga.

 

Kurikira ibiganiro n’amahugurwa utegurirwa na AMI, umenye byinshi ku byerekeye uko wabika inyandiko na raporo by’ibaruramari:

Umwiherero: Ku wa Kane, 5 Kamena 2020 – https://www.africanmanagers.org/rwandacovidwebinars/

Ibiganiro: https://www.africanmanagers.org/covidwebinars/

 

Rimwe mu makosa y’ingenzi banki zibona ibigo bito bikunze gukora ni ugukoresha konti imwe ibikwaho amafaranga y’umuntu ku giti cye n’ay’ikigo. Iyo utangiye igikorwa cy’ubucuruzi, biba ngombwa ko ufungura indi konti igenewe ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi  kugira ngo ubashe gukurikirana amafaranga winjiza n’ayo usohora mu buryo buteguye neza. Itegeko rivuga ko kugira ngo wigenere umushahara, ugomba kuwukura kuri konti y’ikigo ukawushyira kuri konti ukoresha ku giti cyawe, kugira ngo ishusho igaragaze neza uko amafaranga yawe yinjira n’uko asohoka.

Kugira za konti zitandukanye bizagufasha kurushaho gusobanukirwa  uburyo ikigo cyawe cyunguka maze uzabigendereho mu gufata icyemezo cyo gusaba inguzanyo mu kigo cy’imari cyemewe.

 

Icyorezo cya COVID-19  cyazanye impinduka nyinshi mu rwego rw’ibigo by’ubucuruzi mu Rwanda. Ibyo bigo byatangiye koroshya imikorere yabyo, gusesengura inkurikizi  ibi bihe bikomeye byagize ku mikorereyabyo. Kubera iyo mpamvu, ibigo bizabasha gukora igenamigambi kuva ku mezi 3 kugera kuri 6 mu gihe kiri imbere ni byo bizarusha ibindi amahirwe yo kubasha kwivana mu bibazo byatewe n’iki cyorezo.

Imwe mu nama z’ingenzi itangwa n’abanyamabanki ni uko ibigo bitangira gukora igenamigambi  rigenewe isoko ritandukanye n’iryaranze ibikorwa mu gihe cyahise mbere y’uko icyorezo cyaduka. Urugero: niba ikigo hari amafaranga cyinjije mu bihe byabanjirije Icyorezo Covid -19,  ibyo bigo ntibigomba kumva ko uko ibihe bimeze ubu bizasubira uko byari bisanzwe nyuma y’irangira ry’icyorezo. Gukora igenamigambi  hitabwa  ku mubare shingiro w’abakiriya utandukanye n’uwari usanzwe no kubasha gukurura abakiriya bashya ni yo ngamba nyamukuru izabifasha kuzahura ubucuruzi bwabyo.  Bimwe mu bigo bishobora kwimura ibikorwa byabyo bigahitamo gutanga serivisi byifashishije ikoranabuhanga, cyangwa  bigakoresha uburyo burushaho kubifasha mu mitangire ya serivisi.

Ikindi kigomba kuzirikanwa ni uko  ibi bihe atari ibyo kwishora  mu gutangiza ikigo gishya. Kugerageza gutangiza ikigo gishya ni umwe mu mishinga yaba ifite ibibazo byinshi kubera utangijwe mu bihe bikomeye. Nubwo hazabaho impinduka zizagira byinshi zihindurwa mu mikorere y’ibigo bisanzweho, kugerageza gutangiza ikigo gishya nta bumenyi mu bucuruzi, haba mu bicuruzwa cyangwa serivisi, nta n’ubushobozi bwo gucunga icyo kigo gishya bishobora gutuma gihita gihomba. Birakwiye rero kubanza gushakisha igishoro muri banki. Niba udashobora kugaragariza banki uburyo umushinga wawe uzakora wunguka, ushobora kutemererwa inguzanyo watangiza nk’igishoro.

Kurikira ibiganiro n’amahugurwa utegurirwa na AMI umenye byinshi ku byerekeye uko wabika inyandiko na raporo by’ibaruramaari:

Umwiherero: Ku wa Kane, 5 Kamena 2020 – https://www.africanmanagers.org/rwandacovidwebinars/

Ibiganiro: https://www.africanmanagers.org/covidwebinars/

Mu rwego rwo kukurinda, wowe ubwawe, abakozi bawe ndetse n’abakiriya, hashobora kwifashishwa ikoranabuhanga rigezweho mu gukemura ibibazo aho guhererekanya amafaranga mu ntoki. Muri iki gihe, nta mafaranga agikatwa mu guhererekanya amafaranga hifashishijwe terefoni ngendanwa uyashyira kuri konti ya banki, guhererekanya amafaranga hifashishijwe terefoni ngendanwa (hagati y’umuntu n’undi), kwishyura ibicuruzwa ukoresheje terefoni ngendanwa cyangwa kwishyura inyemezabwishyu ukoresheje terefoni ngendanwa. Nta mafaranga agikatwa iyo wishyura umucuruzi ukoresheje ikarita ya banki ahari utwuma twifashishwa mu kwishyurana hakoreshejwe amakarita (POS).

Uretse kwirinda guhererekanya amafaranga mu ntoki, gushakira ibisubizo mu ikoreshwa ry’ikoranabuhanga byanafashije kubika inyandiko zigaragaza uko amafaranga yinjira n’uko asohoka. Ni ngombwa kugira konti zitandukanye cyangwa konti zifashisha ikoranabuhanga mu ihererekanya ry’amafaranga kuri konti y’umuntu ku giti na konti y’ikigo kugira ngo ukenera gusaba inguzanyo cyangwa indi ngoboka itangwa na banki imufasha mu kuzahura ibikorwa bye, abashe kuyigaragariza neza inyandiko yagiye abika nk’ikimenyetso kigaragaza ko afitanye na banki imikoranire yizewe.

Ku bakiriya basanganywe na banki, amabanki yabashyiriyeho serivisi zibafasha kwishyura inguzanyo. Muri izo serivisi harimo igihe bamara basonewe  mbere yo gutangira kwishyura inyungu n’inguzanyo y’ibanze, isubikabwishyu no kuvanirwaho ibihano by’ubukererwe mu kwishyura n’andi mafaranga akatwa. Banki zumva neza impamvu imikorere ya byinshi mu bigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) yagiye ikendera muri ibi bihe bimwe hubahirizwa ingamba zo guhagarika bimwe mu bikorwa bitari iby’ingenzi.

Kuganira na banki yawe –  unyuze ku mukozi ushinzwe imikoranire n’abakiriya cyangwa ushinzwe inguzanyo  ni ingirakamaro.  Niba ikigo cyawe kiri mu bibazo, witegereza, egera bidatinze banki igufashe. Banki izakorana nawe igufashe gufata icyemezo ku gihe ukeneye guhabwa mbere yo gutangira kwishyura inguzanyo cyangwa gusubikirwa kwishyura inyungu, akenshi bitewe n’urwego rw’ubucuruzi na serivisi ikigo cyawe kibarizwamo n’uburyo cyazahajwe n’ibi bihe bikomeye.

 

Ku wa 4 Kamena 2020, Banki Nkuru y’u Rwanda (BNR) yatangije Ikigega cyo Kuzahura Ubukungu. Iki kigega kizemerera banki gutanga inguzanyo  z’ingoboka n’izindi serivisi ku bigo biri mu ngorane byatewe n’ibi bihe bikomeye. Icyakora, ni ngombwa ko ikigo gikora igenamigambi cyitonze ku byerekeye ubushobozi gifite bwo gusaba inguzanyo no kureba niba kizakora cyunguka bihagije kugira ngo kizabashe kwishyura iyo nguzanyo. Nubwo inguzanyo zizatangwa ku ijanisha ry’inyungu riri hasi ku bigo byujuje ibisabwa mu kubona iyo nguzanyo y’ingoboka, kuko atari impano bizaba bihawe.  Izi nguzanyo zifite amategeko n’amabwiriza azigenga nk’uko bikurikizwa ku nguzanyo isanzwe, igomba kwishyurwa yose uko yakabaye, mu gihe cyagenwe kandi hishyurwa amafaranga yose asabwa n’andi akatwa ku nguzanyo.

Niba utujuje ibisabwa ngo wemererwe inguzanyo, kandi ukaba ufite gahunda isobanutse y’uburyo uzifashisha  mu kwishyura inguzanyo uhawe, warushaho gusobanukirwa wegereye umukozi ushinzwe imikoranire n’abakiriya cyangwa ushinzwe inguzanyo. Azagufasha kugenzura niba ufite inyandiko zose zikenewe, ko utabaye umukiriya bihemu mu gihe cyahise no kureba niba inguzanyo usaba izagufasha aho kukubera umuzigo mu bucuruzi ukora.

Kurikira ibiganiro n’amahugurwa utegurirwa na AMI,umenye byinshi ku byerekeye uko wasuzuma ubushobozi bukwemerera kwaka inguzanyo

Umwiherero: Ku wa Kane, 5 Kamena 2020- https://www.africanmanagers.org/rwandacovidwebinars/

Ibiganiro: https://www.africanmanagers.org/covidwebinars/

Amabanki asanga hari bamwe mu bakiriya bakoresha amafaranga y’inguzanyo bahawe mu bindi bitari ubucuruzi basanzwe bakora, ku buryo iyo bageze igihe cyo kwishyura, nta mafaranga baba bagifite. Iyi ni yo mpamvu ya mbere ituma banki zitakariza icyizere umukiriya wazo.  Nubwo bisa nk’aho cyaba ari igitekerezo cyiza mu gihe kigufi,  bigira ingaruka ku bushobozi bwo kwemererwa inguzanyo mu gihe kizaza, cyane cyane muri ibi bihe aho kunanirwa kwishyura inguzanyo bigira ingaruka  ku cyizere ufitiwe n’Ibiro bikusanya Amakuru ku Nguzanyo (CRB).

Aho gushora inguzanyo mu mushinga itateganyirijwe, kabone niyo umuntu yaba ari mu bibazo, nk’uko ibibazo bitajya bibura, ugomba guhita ubuganiraho n’umukozi ushinzwe imikoranire n’abakiriya cyangwa ushinzwe inguzanyo.  Banki ntibereyeho kugucira urubanza mu byo wakoze ahubwo intego yayo ni ugufasha abayigana. Iyo nta makuru asobanutse, y’ukuri kandi ajyanye n’ibihe uyihaye, ntizabasha kwiga ku kibazo cyawe kugira ngo ikibonere igisubizo kizakurinda  kunanirwa kwishyura.

Abacuruzi benshi bibaza ibibazo bikurikira: “Kuki ngomba gushaka ubwishingizi ngashora amafaranga yanjye  ntazongera kubona mu gihe nta kibazo mpuye nacyo?” Icyakora, ubwishingizi ni yo serivisi irusha izindi akamaro ikigo kigomba kuba gifite  kugira ngo bigifashe guhangana n’ibyagiteza ingorane. Itegeko abanyamabanki  bagenderaho ni uko niba umuntu adashobora kwigondera ikiguzi cy’ubwishingizi, bivuze ko atanabasha no kubaho ngo anakore imishinga nta bwishingizi afite.

Mu gihe hari ibyihutirwa bikeneye igisubizo, nk’ubujura, inkongi y’umuriro, impanuka y’ikinyabiziga, ugomba kubungabunga umutungo wawe n’ibikorwaremezo by’aho ukorera ubucuruzi. Ubwishingizi buboneka hifashishijwe ibigo by’imari hamwe no kwegera amasosiyete y’ubwishingizi agufasha kwirinda wowe ubwawe ibyakugiraho ingaruka bitari biteganyijwe maze ukirinda gutakaza ibyakunganiraga mu mibereho.

Imikoranire hagati y’ikigo n’abakiriya bacyo ntishobora kwirengagizwa nubwo haba ari mu bihe ubucuruzi buri mu ngorane. Ugomba gukomeza gukorana bya hafi n’abakiriya ndetse n’abakugezaho ibicuruzwa  kugira ngo bamenye ibyo urimo gukora ku buryo babasha gukomeza imikoranire mufitanye mu gihe ubucuruzi butangiye kugenda neza.

Urugero: hari ibigo byinshi bito bikigorwa no kwishyura ubukode cyangwa abandi bacuruzi babigemuriye ibicuruzwa kubera ko amafaranga byinjizaga yagabanutse cyangwa akaba nta mafaranga bikinjiza muri ibi bihe ibikorwa na serivisi bitari ngombwa byabaye bihagaritswe. Nubwo abacuruzi bagemura ibicuruzwa  badateganya kugira igihombo mu mafaranga binjiza, hari benshi muri bo biteguye kuganira no kumvikana ku mikorere irambye aho kuba batakaza amafaranga YOSE binjizaga, aba ni abagifite ubushobozi bwo gukora bunguka.

Mu byerekeye abakiriya, ushobora kubura ubushobozi bwo kugemura ibicuruzwa na serivisi mu buryo bumwe n’uko wabikoraga hataraba ingorane zatewe n’icyorezo COVID-19. Ushobora gukenera kumvikana na ba bandi bishyuye mbere cyangwa ukizeza abakiriya bawe ko ufite gahunda yo gufungura ibikorwa byawe kandi ko uzakorana na bo vuba bishoboka. Icy’ingenzi  ni imirongo y’itumanaho ikomeza kuba ifunguye kugira ngo abakiriya bawe batajya mu kindi kigo  cyiteguye kuganira no gukorana na bo.

Kurikira ibiganiro n’amahugurwa utegurirwa na AMI, umenye byinshi ku byerekeye uko waganira ukumvikana n’abacuruzi bakugemurira ibicuruzwa na serivisi ukenera:

Umwiherero: Ku wa Kane, 5 Kamena 2020

https://www.africanmanagers.org/rwandacovidwebinars/

Ibiganiro: https://www.africanmanagers.org/covidwebinars/

Hari ibivugwabitari ukuri ku mabanki n’ibindi bigo by’imari aho hari abavuga ko ibi bigo bikorana n’abakire gusa,  iyo dushaka kuvugisha abakozi babyo ntibaboneka, ni abantu bibereye aho bashishikajwe no kwinjiza amafaranga. Nubwo banki na zo ari ibigo by’ubucuruzi, zikora ubucuruzi bwo gutanga serivisi ku bakiriya nk we. Ubwizerane ni ingenzi mu guteza imbere imikoranire yawe na banki ikuzanira inyungu.

Rimwe na rimwe, abakiriya batinya kubwira banki ko ubucuruzi bakora buri mu ngorane cyangwa ko bananiwe kwishyura inguzanyo bahawe. Nyamara, amabanki azi neza ko turi mu bihe bigoranye ku byinshi mu bigo bito bikora ubucuruzi kandi biri mu nyungu za buri wese gufasha ibi bigo kuzahura ibikorwa byabyo. Nk’umukiriya, birakwiye ko uhita uganira n’umukozi ushinzwe imikoranire n’abakiriya cyangwa ushinzwe inguzanyo ukamugezaho amakuru asobanutse, ajyanye n’ibihe kandi yizewe ukuri kugira ngo banki igufashe kubona ku muti w’ikibazo.

Rimwe na rimwe banki ishobora kukwemerera gusubika iyishyurwa ry’inguzanyo cyangwa igihe uzamara mbere yo gutangira kwishyura inguzanyo. Banki ishobora kandi guhuza ingengabihe yo kwishyura n’igihe kirekire ikwemereye kuzishyuramo inguzanyo cyangwa ikagufasha kubona ibindi bisubizo. Ariko iyo nta kwizerana no guhanahana amakuru, nta serivisi uhabwa.

Uko ubucuruzi bukorwa ku isi hose bizaba bitandukanye n’uko byahoze mbere y’Icyorezo Covid-19. Byingeye kandi, serivisi amabanki n’ibindi bigo by’imari bitanga ni ugufasha ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) kubasha guhangana n’ibihe birushaho gutera impungenge urwego rw’ubucuruzi kuko rutizeye uko ibintu bizaba bimmeze mu gihe kiri imbere.  Niba utaratangira imikoranire na banki, iki ni cyo gihe cyo kubikora. Kubera iyo mpamvu, urasabwa ibikurikira:

  • Gushyira ku murongo inyandiko na raporo z’ibaruramari
  • Gufungura konti kugira ngo ubashe gutangira ubika neza inyandiko zizajya zikwereka niba uko ibikorwa byawe bitera imbere cyane cyane igihe uzaba ugeze ubwo usaba inguzanyo
  • Komeza gutandukanya konti yawe bwite na konti y’ikigo
  • Kurikira amasomo – nk’atangirwa mu mwiherero cyangwa amahugurwa ategurwa na AMI azakwigisha uburyo buboneye bwo kubika inyandiko, guhangana n’ibyateza ingorane ndetse n’ubumenyi ngiro mu igenamigambi
  • Komeza ufungure imirongo y’itumanaho n’abakugemurira ibicuruzwandetse n’abakiriya
  • Gushakisha uburyo wazahura ubucuruzi usanzwe ukora kugira ngo ukomeze ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi
  • Gufata inguzanyo nk’ingoboka wifashisha, ariko ifite inshingano ziyiherekeje aho gufata inguzanyo nk’impano uhawe cyangwa ikindi ugabiwe
  • Gukoresha inguzanyo icyo yari iteganyijirijwe kuzakoreshwa

Nuramuka uzirikanye izi nama uhawe, kandi ukegera banki yawe cyangwa ikigo cy’imari mukorana, bishobora kukugoboka mu gihe ubikeneye, uzaba ufite amahirwe menshi yo kutagirwaho ingaruka n’ingorane zatewe n’Icyorezo cya COVID-19!


Ni iki Equity Bank Rwanda ikora mu gufasha ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) bikorana na yo muri ibi bihe bikomeye?

Ni iki Equity Bank Rwanda ikora mu gufasha ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) bikorana na yo muri ibi bihe bikomeye?

Ihuriro rishinzwe kwiga uburyo SME zihangana n’ingorane zatewe n’icyorezo cya COVID-19 ryaganiriye na Hannington Namara, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa Equity Bank Rwanda ku buryo banki irimo gukoresha ikoranabuhanga ifasha abakiriya bayo muri iki gihe.
Turasanga kugira ngo ibintu bizasubire mu buryo bitazaba byoroshye. Tuzamara igihe kitari gito tugihanganye n’ingaruka zatewe n’iki cyorezo. Bizadusaba kugira bimwe duhindura mu mikorere yacu.

Ni iki Equity Bank Rwanda ikora kugira ngo ifashe ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) bikorana na yo muri ibi bihe bikomeye?
Equity Bank Rwanda yashyizeho gadunda ifasha mu guha umurongo ibyo dukora hagamijwe korohereza mu buryo bushoboka Ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) kugira ngo bibashe kwivana mu bihe bibi byatewe n’icyorezo kugira ngo bisubukure neza ibikorwa. Urugero: ibigo bisanganywe inguzanyo, twabishyiriyeho ingamba zo kuzivugurura tumaze kubiganiraho n’abayobozi b’ibigo byahawe inguzanyo. Naho ku bigo byagizweho ingaruka mu buryo byaba ngombwa ko bihindura imiterere yose y’uburyo byakoraga, turimo kuganira n’ababikuriye ngo turebe ikindi cyakorwa. Turimo gukorana n’impuguke kugira ngo zitugire inama mu bya tekiniki ku cyakorwa kandi zizanaduhugurira abakozi bose ku buryo bahinduka abajyanama ku bakiriya bagana banki yacu.
Watubwira imwe mu mishinga mufite ishishikariza ikoranabuhanga banki yatangije igamije gufasha ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) bikorana na yo?
Nka banki, tumaze gushyiraho uburyo koranabuhanga buifasha banki n’abakiriya bayo muri serivisi za banki hakoreshejwe ikoranabuhanga nta wuvuye aho ari. Dufite programu koranabuhanga yihariye ifasha banki gukorana na SMEs yitwa EazzyBiz, yorohereza ibyo bigo bito n’biciriritse kwishyura no kwishyurwa, kugura amafaranga, kohereza amafaranga, n’izindi zerivisi. Turimo kugerageza korohereza ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse (SMEs) gukora bizinesi aho biri hose, harimo kubyorohereza mu nguzanyo bisaba kugira ngo byongere bisubukure ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi byakoraga.
Muri serivisi bakenera, ni gute abakiriya babasha kugeza ibibazo byabo kuri banki?
Abakiriya bashobora kubona serivisi za banki bifashishije programu twabashyiriyeho yitwa Eazzy Banking App, naho ibigo (SMEs) bikabasha kubona serivisi za banki byifashishije EazzyBiz. Urubuga rwacu ni www.equitybankgroup.com , dufite nimero abakiriya bakeneye serivisi bahamagara [455#].
“Dushimishijwe no kubana n’abakiriya bacu mu byo dukora. Turizeza abakiriya bacu ko tureba kure mu byo dukora byose. Mukomeze kutugana.”

What is Equity Bank Rwanda doing to support SME customers during this crisis?

The SME Response Clinic spoke with Hannington Namara, Managing Director of the Equity Bank Rwanda, about the ways in which the bank is going digital to support customers at this time.

We understand that the new normal is not going to be an easy one. The effects of this pandemic will be with us for some time. This will require that we transform the way we do things.

What is Equity Bank Rwanda doing to support SME customers during this crisis?

Equity Bank Rwanda has put a framework in place to help guide our actions with the intention of making it as easy as possible for SMEs to make it out of the pandemic and get back to business. For those who have loans, for instance, we’ve put in place arrangements to reschedule them in conversation with borrowers. For those who have been affected in a way that may make it necessary for them to change their business models entirely, we are talking to them about what else can be done. We are partnering with consultants to provide technical assistance and will help all of our staff become advisors.

Can you tell us about some of the digital initiatives the bank is undertaking to support SME customers?

As a bank, we now have complete end-to-end virtual banking available. We have a platform specifically for SMEs called EazzyBiz, which allows them to make and receive payments, purchase currencies, make transfers, and more. We are trying to make it easy for SMEs to do business from anywhere, including to request facilities to help them restart their businesses

How can customers engage with the bank?

Customers can bank through our Eazzy Banking App, and SMEs can bank through EazzyBiz. Our website is www.equitybankgroup.com, and we have a call center number [455#].

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RwEquityBank/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/RwEquityBank

Have questions? Please email smeresponseclinic@gmail.com

Have questions? Please email smeresponseclinic@gmail.com


A Discussion with the Banking Sector

Tubararakiye gukurikirana ikiganiro n’abanyamabanki ku rubuga rwacu rwa facebook ku wa 28 Gicurasi!

Tubararakiye gukurikirana ikiganiro n’abanyamabanki ku rubuga rwacu rwa facebook ku wa 28 Gicurasi!

Guhera saa cyenda kugeza saa kumi  ku wa Kane, tariki ya 28 Gicurasi, tubararikiye gukurikira SME Response Clinic kuri facebook mu mahugurwa muzakurikira kuri Facebook imbonankubone hakoreshejwe ikoranabuhanga muzagezwaho n’abanyamabanki b’abanyarwanda n’Ishyirahamwe ry’abanyamabanki bo mu Rwanda.

Kugira ngo mubashe gukurikirana ayo mahugurwa, mufungura paji yacu ya SME Response Clinic kuri Facebook saa cyenda (ku wa 28 Gicurasi). Ni yo mahirwe muzaba mubonye yo kumenya byinshi byerekeye ibyo amabanki akora mu gufasha Ibigo Bito n’Ibiciriritse muri iki gihe cy’icyorezo cya COVID-19.

Ihuriro ryiga ku bibazo by’Ibigo bito n’Ibiciriritse rigamije gutanga amakuru ahagije ku bigo bito n’ibiciriritse mu Rwanda mu gihe cy’Icyorezo cya COVID-19. Abafatanyabikorwa b’Ihuriro bazi neza ko ibyinshi mu bigo bito bihanganye n’ibibazo byo kubura amafaranga byinjiza n’ayo bisohora, kwishyura inguzanyo n’ibihe biri imbere muri iki gihe bigoye kumenya uko ibintu bizaba byifashe.

Amabanki n’ibindi bigo byatangiye kugaragaza uruhare rw’ingenzi mu kubonera ibisubizo ibibazo byagaragaye kubera ibi bihe turimo. Hari bimwe mu bikorwa na serivisi byashyizweho bigamije gufasha mu gukemura ibibazo byo kubura amafaranga yo gukoresha, igabanuka ry’amafaranga ibigo byinjiza n’amafaranga abitse. Ibanga ry’imicungire y’igikorwa cy’ubucuruzi no kubasha guhangana n’iki cyorezo ku buryo ibigo bito n’ibiciriritse bibasha kwivana muri ibi bibazo ni ukuba bifite amakuru agezweho, kugira umutekano uhoraho mu byo bikora no kugira amakuru kuri serivisi zemerewe  zibifasha kuzahura ibikorwa byabyo nka bimwe mu bigo bikora ubucuruzi cyane cyane iyo bitanga serivisi zo mu rwego rwazahajwe cyane n’ibi bihe nk’ubukerarugendo, amahoteri cyangwa gutwara abantu n’ibintu.

Muri ayo mahugurwa azakurikiranwa hifashishijwe ikoranabuhanga, muzahugurwa kuri bimwe mu bicuruzwa na serivisi birimo koroherezwa kwishyura inguzanyo, kongererwa igihe cyo kwishyura inguzanyo hagabanywa inyungu z’ubukererwe, guhabwa indi nguzanyo no guhabwa mu buryo butaziguye inguzanyo n’abanyamabanki bo mu Rwanda. Abazitabira muzaba mufite amahirwe yo kubaza ibibazo no kuganira n’abanyamabanki bakurikira:

  • Christine Baingana, Umuyobozi Mukuru (CEO) wa Urwego Bank
  • Maurice K. Toroitich, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa BPR Atlas Mara
  • Robin C. Barstow, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa (CEO) I&M Bank Rwanda

Aya mahugurwa azakurikiranwa hifashishijwe ikoranabuhanga azategurwa ahanini mu rurimi rw’Icyongereza kandi ayoborwe na Tony Francis Ntore, Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Ishyirahamwe ry’Abanyamabanki mu Rwanda na Jean Bosco Iyacu, Umuyobozi w’Imishinga (Director of Programs) muri Access to Finance Rwanda.

Tubararikiye gukurikirana iki kiganiro cy’ingirakamaro!

A Discussion with the Banking Sector

Supporting Your Business Series:

A Discussion with the Banking Sector

Join us on Facebook on May 28th for a live discussion with bankers!

From 3-4pm on Thursday, May 28th, join the SME Response Clinic on Facebook for a live webinar with Rwandan bankers hosted by Access to Finance Rwanda and the Rwanda Bankers Association.

You can join simply by opening up the SME Response Clinic page on Facebook at 3pm on May 28th. It will be your chance to learn more about what banks are doing to help SMEs during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The SME Response Clinic’s goal is to provide more information to SMEs in Rwanda during the pandemic. The Clinic’s partners know that many small businesses are struggling with lack of cash flow, repayment of loans, and an uncertain future right now.

An important part of the response is already coming from banks and other institutions. There are products and services in place that are meant to aid with issues of working capital, reduced revenue and liquidity. The key to managing a business and surviving the pandemic will be to stay informed, stay safe, and know what is available to you as a business person – especially if you operate in a hard-hit industry like tourism, hospitality or transport.

During the webinar, you will learn about products and services like loan repayment holidays, loan moratoriums, lines of credit and overdraft facilities directly from Rwandan bankers. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and interact with:

  • Maurice K. Toroitich, Managing Director of BPR Atlas Mara
  • Robin C. Bairstow, CEO of I&M Bank and Chairman of Rwanda Bankers Association
  • Christine Baingana, CEO of Urwego Bank

This webinar will be held primarily in English and will be moderated by Tony Francis Ntore, Executive Secretary of the Rwanda Bankers Association, and Jean Bosco Iyacu, Director of Programs at Access to Finance Rwanda.

Please join us for this important event!

Join us on Facebook Live

Ni iyihe politiki y’isoresha ikurikizwa muri iki gihe cy’Icyorezo cya Covid-19?

Tariki ya 1 Kamena 2020: Amakuru mashya arebana n’imisoro 

Ni ayahe mabwiriza agenga imisoro muri ibi bihe by’icyorezo cya COVID-19? 

Igisubizo: Humura! Leta y’u Rwanda yafashe ingamba zo gushyigikira abakora ibikorwa by’ubucuruzi buto n’ubuciriritse muri ibi bihe. Serivisi hafi ya zose z’Igiko cy’imisoro n’amahoro (RRA) zitangirwa kuri interineti, mu rwego rwo kubungabunga ubuzima bw’abantu no kubarinda gukora ingendo muri iki gihe basabwa kuguma mu rugo. 

AMAKURU MASHYA: Ku itariki ya 29 Gicurasi 2020, Rwanda Revenue Authority 

yatangarije abasoreshwa bose ko itariki ntarengwa yo gutanga ibitabo by’ibaruramari 

byamejwe byo mu mwaka wa 2019, yavuye ku ya 31 Gicurasi 2020, ikimurirwa ku ya 30 

Kamena 2020. Nyuma y’iyo tariki, igihe ntarengwa cyo kwishyura kizasubira uko byahoze. 

Zirikana ibi: 

  • Kuva ku itariki ya 11 Gicurasi 2020, kubara avansi y’umusoro ku nyungu z’ibigo (CIT) n’umusoro ku nyungu z’abantu ku giti cyabo (PIT) bizashingirwa ku byacurujwe muri uyu mwaka.
  • Abafite ibinyabiziga bikora imirimo ibyara inyungu bazishyura avansi y’umusoro ku nyungu, hashingiwe ku gihe batangiriye gukora.
  • Igihe cyo gusonera umusoro ku bihembo (PAYE) abakozi bo mu bigo by’ubukerarugendo n’amahoteri bahembwa amafaranga 150.000 (umushahara utahanwa) cyongeweho amezi atatu, ni ukuvuga kuva muri Mata kugeza muri Kamena 2020.
  • Nanone igihe cyo gusonera umusoro ku bihembo (PAYE) abarimu bo mu bigo by’abikorera bahembwa amafaranga 150.000 (umushahara utahanwa) kizongerwaho amezi atandatu, ni ukuvuga kuva muri Mata kugeza muri Nzeri 2020.
  • Udupfukamunwa twose dukorerwa mu Rwanda hagamijwe kwirinda COVID-19 dusonewe umusoro ku nyongeragaciro (VAT).

Itangazo rya Rwanda Revenue Authority– 29 Gicurasi 2020 

Mwizere mudashidikanya ko Leta y’u Rwanda ikora ibishoboka byose ngo abacuruzi boroherezwe kwishyura imisoro. Niba hari ibindi ushaka kumenya cyangwa gusobanuza ku bucuruzi bwawe, jya kuri https://www.rra.gov.rw/.  

Rinda ubuzima bwawe! Niba ukora ubucuruzi buto cyangwa ubuciriritse, menya amabwiriza y’imisoro agenga ubucuruzi bwawe kugira ngo budahungabana muri ibi bihe bidasanzwe. Nanone kandi, komeza kwita ku buzima bwawe! 

Aho byavuye:
Itangazo rya Minisiteri y’Imari n’Igenamigambi – 9 Gicurasi 2020 

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Ingamba u Rwanda rwafashe zirebana n’imisoro no gushyigikira ubukungu mu bihe by’icyorezo cya COVID-19 – CGTN News, 10 Gicurasi 2020 

UPDATE June 1st, 2020

Taxation

What is the current policy on taxes during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Answer: Do not fear! The Government of Rwanda is taking action to help small and medium businesses right now. The Rwanda Revenue Authority is offering most services online – to keep you safe, and to keep you from having to move during a time when it is important to stay at home.

UPDATE: The Rwanda Revenue Authority (RRA) announced on May 29th, 2020, that for all taxpayers with an obligation to submit certified financial statements for 2019, the deadline for submission has been extended from May 31st, 2020 to June 30th, 2020. After this, payment deadlines will return to normal.

Here is more important information:

  • As of May 11th, 2020, computation of your quarterly payments for Corporate Income Taxes (CIT) and Person Income Tax (PIT) will be based on transactions of the current year.
  • Transport motor vehicles are required to pay their quarterly fixed PIT this year, pro-rated to the period of operation.
  • Pay As You Earn (PAYE) will be waived for a period of three months from April to June 2020 for employees in the tourism and hotel sector and are earning up to 150,000 RWF net salary.
  • PAYE will also be waived for a period of six months from April to September for teachers in private schools earning up to 150,000 RWF net salary.
  • All masks made in Rwanda to help prevent COVID-19 are exempt from value-added tax (VAT).
For more information on what the government is doing to support businesses in handeling with taxes, please visit https://www.rra.gov.rw/

Be Safe! Make sure you find out about the tax requirements for your small or medium business, to help you keep your business afloat during these difficult times. And stay healthy!

References:

Rwanda Revenue Authority Public Announcement – May 29th, 2020

Ministry of Finance and Economic Planning Public Announcement – May 9th, 2020

Rwanda Announces Tax Exemptions to Support Economic Recovery Amid COVID-19 – CGTN News, May 10th, 2020


KCB meeting customer needs

Ibyo KCB ikora

“Dushimishwa no kuba turi kumwe namwe. Turagira ngo twizeze abakiriya bacu ko turimo gukora ibishoboka byose ngo bagire icyizere cy’ejo hazaza. Mukomeze mukorane natwe.””

GEORGE ODHIAMBO, UMUYOBOZI MUKURU WA KCB BANK RWANDA

Twaganiriye na George Odhiambo, Umuyobozi Mukuru wa KCB Bank Rwanda, tumubaza icyo barimo gukora ngo bafashe abakiriya babo muri ibi bihe bidasanzwe.

Ni izihe ngamba KCB Bank Rwanda yafashe kugira ngo ifashe abakiriya bayo muri ibi bihe bidasanzwe?

Ubu banki irimo gusuzuma ibibazo abakiriya bacu bayigejejeho basaba kuvugurura amasezerano yo kwishyura inguzanyo, n’ibirebana n’inyungu yishyurwa, hagendewe ku gihe kingana n’amezi 3 kugera kuri 6. Mu gihe umukiriya abisabye, tumusubiza mu gihe kitarenze amasaha 48.

“We appreciate that we are in this together. We want to assure our customers that we are looking long-term. Keep engaging.”

GEORGE ODHIAMBO, MANAGING DIRECTOR, KCB BANK RWANDA

We talked to George Odhiambo, Managing Director of KCB Bank Rwanda to understand how they are meeting customer needs in this time of crisis.

What steps is KCB Bank Rwanda undertaking to support its customers during the crisis?

The bank is reviewing customer requests to reschedule loan disbursements, repayments, and to provide moratoriums on interest and principal for periods of 3-6 months. We have a commitment to respond to requests within 48 hours.

How should customers engage with the bank?

If you have a request, engage the bank as soon as possible by calling your Relationship Manager. Use digital channels.

  • Twitter: @KCBRwanda
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcbbankrwandaplc
  • Contact center number: +250 788140000
  • Branch hours: 8.00am to 08.00pm from Monday-Saturday and from 8.00am to 04.00pm on Sundays

What recommendations does the bank have for business owners as they look toward the future?

While businesses is on hold, look at your plans for the year. Review your projections, understand how your needs may change, assess your own capabilities. We are doing this kind of thinking as a bank as well, and we want to align with you so the plans you have for your future are not adversely affected.

Abakiriya bafite ikibazo bagana banki bate?

“Niba ufite ikibazo, ihutire guhamagara banki, uvugane n’Urwego Rushinzwe Kwita ku Bakiriya. Ushobora no gukorasha uburyo bw’ikoranabuhanga.”

  • Twitter: @KCBRwanda
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/kcbbankrwandaplc
  • Terefoni: +250 788140000
  • Amasaha y’akazi: ku wa Mbere kugeza ku wa Gatandatu ni ukuva 8:00 (mu gitondo) kugeza 08:00 (z’umugoroba), na ho ku Cyumweru ni ukuva 8:00 (mu gitondo) kugeza 4:00 (z’umugoroba)

Ni iyihe nama mwagira abakiriya bari basanzwe bakoraga ibikorwa byo kwiteza imbere?

“Niba ibikorwa byawe by’ubucuruzi byarahagaze, suzuma imigambi wari ufite mu gihe cy’umwaka. Ongera urebe ibyo wari warateganyije, wibuke ko ibintu bishobora guhinduka, ubundi ukore ibihuje n’ubushobozi ufite. Natwe muri banki ni uko. Turakora ibishoboka byose ngo tugufashe kugera ku byo wari wariyemeje kugeraho.”