People Salvation Movement


Authorities send the Rwigaras a bill of RWF 150 million (+/-180,000 USD) to pay for hotel destruction.

Whereas all other Kigali factories are allowed to relocate, Rwigara’s Premier Tobacco Company Ltd, (PTC, Ltd) a business funded and owned by Assinapol Rwigara since the mid-1980s and one of the top 3 largest tax-payer companies in the country, is refused the right to relocate to the new industrial zone in Nyandungu (SEZ –Special Economic Zone). This abrupt decision takes place after more than 6 years of relocation planning on both the government and PTC side and 5 months away from completion of relocation project.

Economic advantages granted to all Rwandan industries are suspended for Rwigara family businesses.