They have chosen Burundi: Songa Energy to expand electricity access in Burundi.

They have chosen Burundi: Songa Energy to expand electricity access in Burundi.

Api staff with Songa Energy representatives

SONGA Energy delegation to Burundi Investment Promotion Authority

From left to right: Ir. Innocent NGOMIRAKIZA, Mr. Ken LEHMAN, Mr. Sam FERGUSON, Ms. Alida MUGISHA, Mr. Kevin CREW, Mr. Jean Marie BUKWARE, Mr. Esaie NTIDENDEREZA and Mr. Daniel BROSE.

Songa Energy is a Burundi and United States LLC registered company. Songa Energy is developing small grid-connected power plants in rural areas of Burundi, working with Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API), Ministry of Energy and Mines, REGIDESO, and local communities to provide electricity to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses.

According to Mr. Dan Brose, the President and Founder, Burundi is a country rich with mountainous terrain and consistent river flow, Burundi is well suited for the development of hydroelectric power. The need for electricity is great as only 5% of the national population has access to electric power.

Mr. Brose was born in Burundi and is an innovator, entrepreneur and engineer with a proven track record of launching and leading successful businesses in complex environments, including Burundi, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

“As Songa Energy has worked over the first half of 2015 to establish its business in Burundi, the support of API and its highly qualified personnel has been critically important. They have always been available to assist with any matter, small or large, and their knowledge of technical and regulatory matters has helped us to succeed”; said Mr. Dan Brose.

Songa Energy will finalize feasibility studies, land negotiations and other agreements in the remaining months of 2015. Construction of its first hydroelectric plant will begin in early 2016 in southwestern Burundi.


Manager of Ankara based NEVTEK Company visits Burundi to explore business opportunities

Manager of Ankara based NEVTEK Company visits Burundi to explore business opportunities

Bujumbura, 1st of September 2015

The NEVTEK Company represented by Mr. Ahmet BAYRAM completed a one day visit to Burundi.

During his short visit in Bujumbura, he met with different Government entities including the Ministry of Health and the Burundi Investment Promotion Authority (API) where he was welcomed by the Staff from Division of Promotion and Communication.

Mr. Esaie NTIDENDEREZA, Head of the division, made a brief welcome remark to the delegation where he presented the Agency and its achievements in terms of easing the business environment for investors.

Mr. BAYRAM presented NEVTEK Company explaining the areas of interest such as manufacturing Silicopolymer products, construction such as very modern government buildings or five stars hotel, healthcare and mobile equipments. Some of these NEVTEK activities are already established in Doha, Qatar and in The Netherlands. Mr. BAYRAM is positive that if Burundi Government and private businessmen show interest for establishing partnership, Burundi may be next in the line to host NEVTEK business given its geographical strategic position for business in the EAC region.

It should be noted that, thanks to the facilitation of the Burundi Embassy in Ankara, a Protocol aiming at strengthening trade cooperation between the Ankara Chamber of Commerce and Burundi Investment Promotion Authority is currently in the pipeline and being reviewed for signature.




From left to right: Mr. Ahmet BAYRAM (Nevtek, Board Member), Mr. Alexis GIRUKWISHAKA (API, Promotion Manager), Ms. Nivella NDUWAYO (API, Head of Reforms and Human Capital Development Division), Mr. Esaie NTIDENDEREZA (API, Head of Investment Promotion and Communication Division) and Desk Officer of Burundi-Turkey cooperation at Ministry of Foreign Affairs



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 1st & 2nd September, 2015 in Kampala, Uganda


Burundi Investment Promotion Authority, API, is participating to the 1st East African Manufacturing Business Summit under the theme:”Unleashing the Manufacturing Potential of East Africa region”. The event is being organized by the EAC Secretariat in partnership with the East Africa Business Council. The manufacturing sector remains central to EAC goal of structural transformation, employment creation, and export expansion and diversification. That is the reason why the event has been thought of so as to scale up manufacturing investment in Africa. API delegation is made of Ms. Sandrine GAHIMBARE, Senior Officer at Reforms & Human Capital Development division, Mr. Dieudonné MURENGERANTWARI, Head of Support & Assistance to Investors Division and API CEO, Antoine KABURA. Burundi is determined to working together with other EAC Partner States as to make the region a single investment destination. CEO KABURA will be making a presentation on:”Investment Opportunity in Manufacturing” in Burundi.

Kampala Forum

From left to right: Ms. Sandrine GAHIMBARE (API), Mr. Dieudonné MURENGERANTWARI (API), Honorabe Tabu Abdallah MANIRAKIZA (Minister of Finance, Budget and Privatization), Mr. Libérat MFUMUKEKO(EAC-DSG), Ms. Pélate NIYONKURU (Minister of Trade, Industry and Tourism)
And Mr. Antoine KABURA (API CEO).




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