Local Shareholding & Management
There are no restrictions on foreign investment or local participation requirements. However, investors are encouraged to form joint ventures with Rwandans and use local materials whenever available.
Expatriates may work in Rwanda provided they have a work permit issued by the Department of Employment of the Ministry of Public Services and Employment. Rwanda has scrapped work permits for foreigners with a master’s degree or higher qualification.
Work permits are usually granted to foreign enterprises approved to operate in Rwanda if the applicants are key personnel. However, any enterprise, whether local or foreign, may recruit any category of expatriate skilled labour if Rwandans are not available.