BDC Alum Appointed New Director General of the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency

Date & Timestamp : 08/11/2016

written by Patrice Habinshuti, Licensee, BDC Rwanda

The BDC family always celebrates achievements of its entrepreneurial leaders and their role in transforming nations! We have great news to share on one of our graduates, Mr. Apollo Munanura, a graduate of BDC Rwanda Cohort 11.

On August 10th, 2016; Mr. Munanura was appointed by the Cabinet Meeting chaired by H.E President Paul Kagame, to become the new Director General of the Rwanda Cooperatives Agency (RCA).

“Rwanda Cooperative Agency” «R.C.A» is a public institution in charge of regulating and promoting cooperatives in the country; overseeing all economic, social, and other activities of the general interest. In an article published on RCA website (2015), the institution recorded a total number of more than 4,000 fully registered cooperatives and the number grows significantly each year. At the time, the shared capital of cooperatives in Rwanda was estimated to Rwf12 billion (Ref:

Prior to his new appointment, Mr. Apollo Munanura served in the Rwanda Development Board (RDB) in various capacities; recently the Head of SME Division. He has been very supportive to the BDC’s core work of training and supporting local entrepreneurs to build successful businesses. He is an exceptional servant leader, a visionary and an achiever in all his undertakings.

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(Above) Mr Munanura Apollo’s LinkedIn Picture.  

As he transitions from RDB to RCA, Regent University’s Center for Entrepreneurship and the entire BDC Family wishes him success in his new leadership functions as the Director General of this institution that is playing a critical role in transforming Rwanda socially and economically. We congratulate Mr. Munanura on his new position and continue to pray as God leads him to greater heights.  rwanda_groupcelebration

              (Right) Mr. Munanura handing a certificate to Aline Sine while officiating the 12th BDC graduation on behalf of RDB.


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