On Wednesday 05th August 2020, the Government of Rwanda launched a digital bidding platform that is aimed at making the enforcement of orders more efficient and transparent.
The platform, accessible at cyamunara.gov.rw/auction/ will reduce the processes involved in the enforcement of orders and curtail malpractices occasioned by human interaction. Additionally, the platform will make it possible for potential bidders outside the country to participate in the auction exercise.
Speaking at the launch, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General, Busingye Johnston hailed the platform as a long-term solution to the challenges faced in the execution of enforcement orders.
“We are introducing this system as a long-term solution to fix such issues whether they are court or Registrar General ordered property auctions. This is of course in line with our country’s vision to develop faster using technology… I would like to commend RDB and other partners for working closely with the Ministry of Justice to effect change in the execution of enforcement orders, from a manual to an electronic system that is in line with the Government’s vision of digitalizing all its services,” the Minister said.
Clare Akamanzi, the Chief Executive Officer of RDB, said that over the last 10 years, Rwanda has implemented focused reforms aimed at improving the doing business environment for the private sector to thrive.
“Private sector contribution to the economic development of Rwanda is primary. We cannot talk about development without developing the private sector; activities such as this help the private sector to thrive in our economy. The net outcome of the electronic system is to improve the quality of auctions and recovery rate. We hope that this system will help banks and the private sector in general to thrive.”
The new Registrar General instructions on Management, Lease, Auction, and Take-over of mortgages, in addition to electronic auctioning of collateral, also provide for a bid deposit to ensure that only genuine bidders participate in the auction. The instructions also provide for a possibility for the property owner to object to the price if it is less than 75% at the first and second rounds of auction.