Rwanda entrepreneurs supported with an online business resource and information center to mitigate coronavirus effects

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 6 May 2020 at 12:57

Rwanda Private Sector Federation (PSF) in collaboration with the National Center for Public Financial Services, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR), has launched a website that will provide relevant information to business people to mitigate the negative effects of Covid-19.

The site, smeresponse.clinic, will collect information and advice on accounting, taxation, activities with banking, and how business people grow their investments in the current Covid-19 situation.

To get this good news to these traders there will be various conversations through this site. All the information will be in Kinyarwanda.

“We see the SME Response Clinic as a solution in providing information to decision-makers, financial service providers, and traders. It will be an opportunity to find out what these traders need to be helped in these Covid-19 times,” Waringa Kibe, Director of AFR in Rwanda said.

PSF CEO Stephen Ruzibiza praised the partnership, saying it was timely because traders needed strategies to meet their economic and business needs in general.

The implementation of the program will be supported by the International ConsumerCentriX Center for Economic Advisory and Small and Medium Business Development.

Anna Gincherman, who works with ConsumerCentriX, said that if prepared properly, it will benefit the private sector. This is based on the agency’s experience in working with financial institutions in sub-Saharan Africa and the use of technology.

ConsumerCentrix reports that access to relevant information for small and medium-sized entrepreneurs is often difficult for entrepreneurs even when the economy is in good shape.

PSF has launched a website that will provide relevant information to business people to mitigate the negative effects of Covid-19.

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