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Thursday, 7th September 2017
Closing ceremony for the Rwanda International Business Expo 2017

The Charge d'Affaires, Ms. Anne Katusiime attended the closing ceremony of the 20th Rwanda International Trade Expo at Magerwa Expo grounds yesterday, 6th September, 2017.

Two Ugandan companies emerged winners, Movit coming out as the 2nd Best Foreign Exhibitor while Mukwano Group of Companies took home the 3rd Best Regular Foreign Exhibitor's award.

It was noted that Movit Products Ltd, a Ugandan cosmetics company is one of the foreign firms that first came to Rwanda through the exhibition and has since set foot in the Rwandan market. This, officials say has helped create employment for many Rwandese but also boosted the country’s economy in several ways. According to Mr. John Nabirinda, the Movit country distributor, the company set up shop in Rwanda thanks to the exposure by the trade fair/ expo.Other Ugandan firms which have penetrated the market through the expo include; Mukwano Industries (makers of laundry detergents, cooking oil etc.) and Roofings (roofing materials).

The Expo which commenced on 22nd August ended yesterday 6th September having been graced by 18 countries among which were all EAC member states apart from Burundi and South Sudan. Other participating countries included; Malaysia, Pakistan, India, South Africa, Egypt, Canada, Ghana, Morocco, Turkey, China, UAE, to mention but a few.

7th September, 2017