22 February 2014

Rwanda: Deloitte Consultancy Firm Opens Office in Rwanda

Deloitte, an international consultancy firm, has officially opened an office in Rwanda. The firm will provide services like assurance, consulting financial operations, and tax and risk advisory service in both private and public sectors.

According to Joe Eshun, a partner of Deloitte in the public sector, the firm opens its office in Rwanda after the country showcased improvements during the African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) held last year in Kigali.

He also pointed out that what mostly motivates the firm to operate in Rwanda is the ease of investment and doing business in country. "Rwanda is among the top countries in easing business," he expressed, adding that the firm has seen that other investors from the region are happy to invest in Rwanda.

Norbert Kagoro, the leader of Deloitte Rwanda indicated that the firm has trained over ten staff from Rwandan youth as part of capacity building, and promised that they will continue to build capacity at individual and institutional levels.

Other than business, Nikhil Hira, tax partner of Deloitte, pointed out that the firm contributes to the development of the citizens of the countries in which it operates by giving back to community, citing example of helping vulnerable children and providing sponsorship and internship opportunities to youth, noting that the company will employ similar initiatives in Rwanda.

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