Chief Minister concludes his African visit

Tuesday 7 March 17:39

The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, was in Rwanda this weekend at the conclusion of a Jersey governmental delegation to strengthen the Island’s relationships in Africa.

The Chief Minister, Senator Ian Gorst, was in Rwanda this weekend at the conclusion of a Jersey governmental delegation to strengthen the Island’s relationships in Africa.

Senator Gorst had the opportunity of meeting with the His Excellency the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, to discuss the burgeoning friendship between Jersey and his country; with whom the Island signed a landmark Memorandum of Understanding at the end of 2016 promising mutual cooperation in financial services, policy development, digital, agriculture, tourism and conservation, amongst other areas.

His visit also included an opportunity to see first-hand the work being undertaken by Jersey Overseas Aid in Rwanda, including the £1million expansion of the Jersey Inka Nziza (Beautiful Cow) project. This is Jersey’s largest ever overseas development project, designed to provide sustainable benefit through training and technology transfer, making a permanent improvement to the nation’s dairy herd.

On Saturday Senator Gorst also offered the respects of Islanders at the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre, established to honour the more than 250,000 victims of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi people.

The Chief Minister also met with Rwanda’s Minister of Finance and Economic Planning, Claver Gatete and the new CEO of the Rwanda Development Board, Minister Clare Akamanzi.

Commenting at the end of his journey, Senator Gorst said “The visit has been a crucial opportunity to meet with our partners in Africa and to outline the many ways that Jersey can cooperate to facilitate ongoing investment and development. I am very grateful for the hospitality offered by HE President Kagame in Rwanda and the welcome I have received in all the countries I visited over the week.

I am particularly delighted to have had the opportunity to see the practical impact of the cooperation between Jersey Overseas Aid and the government here in Rwanda to transform the dairy industry, and am impressed by the scale of ambition and achievement of Rwanda’s development plans.”

Events

  • JeCC - External Render / EWI / Architectural Profiles Building Trust Into your External Facade by Pentagon Builders Merchants

    › read more
  • JeCC - BS7533 Compliant Hard Landscaping Paving the way to Success with Parex HardLandscaping by Pentagon Builders Merchants

    › read more
  • Jersey Electricity - Everything you wanted to know about heat pumps but were afraid to ask Want to know more about Heat Pumps, their application, how they fit with the new Building Bye Laws, what tariff is best?

    › read more
  • Market Fountain Unveiling Following a period of refurbishment, the market fountain which has been restored to its former glory will be unveiled by the Connétable of St Helier accompanied by the Minister for Infrastructure.

    › read more
  • WDF - Women as Team Players - sponsored by Santander Women as Team Players with Jennifer Moore – Yoga & Ironman Triathlon Sam Horsfall – Triathlon Coach and parkrun Jemima Leach and Helene Mon Petit – Island Games MBT Cycling Team

    › read more
  • Public Meeting: CIFO 2016 Annual Report The independent Channel Islands Financial Ombudsman (CIFO) is holding a public event to mark the publication of its 2016 annual report and accounts.

    › read more
  • Eco Active Business and BIFM sustainability event Have you booked your place at next week’s sustainability event?

    › read more
  • Is Your Business Autism-Friendly? Did you know more than one in 100 of your customers are autistic? Would you like to find out how you can make their experiences better?

    › read more
  • Benest Corbett Renouf Joins Forces With Farrer & Co to Reinforce Need for Safeguarding Children LAW firm Benest Corbett Renouf has teamed up with the market-leading London firm Farrer & Co to present a safeguarding conference. The event, “Creating Safer Organisations”, will take place on Thursday, 15th June in Jersey.

    › read more
  • Ibex Education - Excel 1 to 1s Our expert UK trainer will work with you on particular issues

    › read more

Chamber Knowledgebase

Our frequently asked questions

Chamber News 

All the latest news from Chamber in one monthly PDF

Jersey Airport / Harbours

The latest arrivals and departures, select a link above

The Jersey Chamber of Commerce - Annual Charity of Choice

the benefits of membership

Networking opportunities, including our popular luncheons
Topical seminar programme
Support and guidance on doing business in Jersey


And become one of over 500 member businesses supporting Chamber in its aim of ensuring that local business is at the heart of a thriving and diverse local economy.

Call 01534 724536
› About Chamber


Copyright © Jersey Chamber 2012 - The Jersey Chamber of Commerce welcomes your comments and views. However, the posting of comments is subject to our terms which can be read here. Comments posted by users of this site are not the Chamber's comments nor do they represent the views of the Jersey Chamber of Commerce.

↑ Back to top