Rwanda bans night events beyond 1:00 am


The government of Rwanda has rolled out restrictions on nightlife entertainment that will see among others, a curfew enforcement for party goers.

Rwandan President Paul Kagame on Tuesday, August 1 chaired a cabinet meeting which passed the restrictions that include a closing time for all non-essential services.

The measures take effect on September 1, and are supposedly intended to control noise pollution.

According to a statement issued yesterday, Wednesday by Prime Minister Edouard Ngirente, all non-essential services will be closed at 1 a.m. on working days and at 2 a.m. during weekends (Friday and Saturday),

“Establishments and events requiring exceptions to operate beyond set closing times may be granted approval upon fulfillment of requirements that will be announced by RDB (Rwanda Development Board),” the statement further reads.