New Building Permit System Launched in Rwanda

By Eugene Kwibuka

Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) will today launch a new system to manage building permits in secondary cities across the country, a step that experts have described as a breakthrough in harmonising the issuance of building permits across the country.

RHA will launch the Building Permitting Management Information System (BPMIS) in Musanze, Northern Province, in collaboration with the World Bank Group's International Finance Corporation (IFC) in an effort to fast-track organised housing in the country's six designated secondary cities.

The secondary cities are Musanze in Northern Province, Rubavu and Rusizi in Western Province, Muhanga and Huye in Southern Province, and Nyagatare in Eastern Province.