Over 400 exhibitors from various sectors are expected to participate in Made in Rwanda Expo2017.
Visitors to the Made in Rwanda Expo increased to 50,000 in 2016 from 11,000 in 2015.
The registration for exhibitors is ongoing until November 12th and stands are being offered for free.
Small and medium enterprises (SMES), entrepreneurs, artists and craftsmen creatively are to showcase their work ranging from agro-processed goods, textiles, plastics, edibles, arts and crafts and construction materials.
The Made in Rwanda campaign is a timely initiative whose success stands to boost domestic production and stimulate local consumption habits.
It is through the growth of industries that produce high quality goods for domestic use and export that Rwanda’s import bill will be reduced.
The last two years of ‘Made in Rwanda Expo’ have been a platform of branding locally made products.
Made in Rwanda pipe lamps, local innovative ideas will be showcased at Made in Rwanda Expo17.
This year’s Made in Rwanda Expo 2017 will feature motorcycles assembled in Rwanda by the Rwanda Motorcycle Company at Kigali Special Economic Zone.
Benefits from Made in Rwanda Expo 2017
Buying more locally manufactured products is what the Rwandan Government is telling Rwandans and everyone for that matter. Buying locally made products will increase revenue for local manufacturers, create more jobs and even reduce the trade deficit.
These benefits are in line with Rwanda’s vision 2020 and will go a long way in ensuring sustainable economic growth.
For every imported product you buy (that is actually locally available), you affect someone’s job, his/her family’s well being and ultimately the very society you live in.
Consider what happens to employees when a local company can no longer keep its doors open due to loss of revenue to imported products. The dismissed employees will be unable to cater for their families’ basic needs and it is such desperate circumstances that often times lead people to engage in negative vices in our societies.
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