Global Seals Rwanda
Global Seals Rwanda
Global Seals Rwanda is riding on the wave of economic boon in Rwanda and is a key player in the fluid handling solutions market. Rwanda, formerly Ruanda, officially the Republic of Rwanda (Kinyarwanda: Repubulika y’u Rwanda; Swahili: Jamhuri ya Rwanda; French: République du Rwanda or République Rwandaise), is a country in Central Africa and one of the smallest countries on the African mainland. Located a few degrees south of the Equator, Rwanda is bordered by Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Rwanda is in the African Great Lakes region and is highly elevated; its geography is dominated by mountains in the west and savanna to the east, with numerous lakes throughout the country. The climate is temperate to subtropical, with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons each year.
Rwanda’s economy suffered heavily during the 1994 genocide, with widespread loss of life, failure to maintain infrastructure, looting, and neglect of important cash crops. This caused a large drop in GDP and destroyed the country’s ability to attract private and external investment. The economy has since strengthened, with per-capita GDP (PPP) estimated at $2,090 in 2017, compared with $416 in 1994. Major export markets include China, Germany, and the United States. The economy is managed by the central National Bank of Rwanda and the currency is the Rwandan franc; in August 2015, the exchange rate was 755 francs to the United States dollar. Rwanda joined the East African Community in 2007, and has ratified a plan for monetary union amongst the five member nations, which could eventually lead to a common East African shilling.
Rwanda is a country of few natural resources, and the economy is based mostly on subsistence agriculture by local farmers using simple tools. An estimated 90% of the working population farms, and agriculture constituted an estimated 32.5% of GDP in 2014. Farming techniques are basic, with small plots of land and steep slopes. Since the mid-1980s, farm sizes and food production have been decreasing, due in part to the resettlement of displaced people. Despite Rwanda’s fertile ecosystem, food production often does not keep pace with population growth, and food imports are required.
Prior to 2012, the Rwandan government provided free education in state-run schools for nine years: six years in primary and three years following a common secondary programme. In 2012, this started to be expanded to 12 years. A 2015 study suggests that while enrolment rates in primary schools are “near ubiquity”, rates of completion are low and repetition rates high. While schooling is fee-free, there is an expectation that parents should contribute to the cost of their children’s education by providing them with materials, supporting teacher development and making a contribution to school construction. According to the government, these costs should not be a basis for the exclusion of children from education, however. There are many private schools across the country, some church-run, which follow the same syllabus but charge fees. From 1994 until 2009, secondary education was offered in either French or English; because of the country’s increasing ties with the East African Community and the Commonwealth, only the English syllabi are now offered. The country has a number of institutions of tertiary education. In 2013, the public University of Rwanda (UR) was created out of a merger of the former National University of Rwanda and the country’s other public higher education institutions. In 2013, the gross enrolment ratio for tertiary education in Rwanda was 7.9%, from 3.6% in 2006. The country’s literacy rate, defined as those aged 15 or over who can read and write, was 71% in 2009, up from 38% in 1978 and 58% in 1991
1st Floor , Umukundo Centre
P.O Box 3558
Kigali , Rwanda
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Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group Pty Limited
Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group Pty Limited is the holding company of various entities spread across Africa. GSSAG boast of industrial experience spanning over ten years. GSSAG comprehensively researched the fluid handling needs of the Sub-Sahara customers to provide an array of sealing products that are bespoke, high quality and innovative enough to help the industry to run safely, efficiently and with improved environmental performance. To this end they supply a range of standard and specialised products and services to virtually every industrial sector.
Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group was borne out of the realisation that the industrial market demands solution partners who possess world-leading expertise and capability in high performance fluid handling technology, led by design and materials technology. GSSAG embraces the entire industrial cycle from research, development, manufacturing, product application, maintenance and equipment refurbishment.
Global Sealing Solutions is the official solution partner of reputable Sealing, Valves, Pumps, Electrical & Instrumentation manufacturers. Most of their solution partners are global manufacturers endowed with an international manufacturing base. The majority of these manufacturers have over 50 production, engineering, distribution and customer support sites across Europe, Australasia, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Americas. Global Sealing Solutions Africa Group has joined this rapidly expanding network to adequately satisfy the African fluid handling demands.