The Grant for t he Economic and Social Development (August 22, 2022)

On August 22, 2022, Hon. Dr. Uzziel NDAGIJIMANA, Minister of Finance Economic Planning and H.E. Mr. Masahiro IMAI, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, signed the Exchange of Notes (E/N) for Japan’s Grant Aid “the Economic and Social Development Programme”, which amounts up to 550 million Yen (approximately 4 million USD).
The Grant will be used by the Government of Rwanda to procure an advanced Automated Fingerprint Identification System for Criminal Investigation (Criminal AIFS) which will contribute to improve Rwanda’s crime investigation capacity and to enhance accuracy and efficiency of investigations. This system is also expected to strengthen the ability of Rwanda’s counter terrorism and public security.
Minister NDAGIJIMANA said, “Peace and Security is the bedrock unto which Rwanda’s socio-economic development aspirations are anchored on. Japan’s support through provision of the advanced technology of Criminal Automated Fingerprint Identification System will contribute to law enforcement in the country.”
Ambassador IMAI said, “It is our pleasure to amplify Rwanda’s tremendous efforts towards peace and stability with the advanced ICT such as Criminal AIFS. As we celebrate the 60th anniversary of friendship between Japan and Rwanda throughout this year, we are more determined to continue to work with the Government of Rwanda to realize sustainable peace and stability for the society.”