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Coffee dealers cry foul over Rwf4.5bn in unpaid arrears


Coffee dealers contracted to supply about 60 containers of unroasted coffee to a Canadian firm are demanding Rwf4.5 billion in unpaid arrears which they say is affecting their business, The New Times has learnt.

The suppliers have provided 1,152 tonnes of coffee to Happy Goat, a firm co-owned by two business partners – a Rwandan and a Canadian.

The company entered deals with 13 local coffee companies between August and December 2017.

The coffee is stored in a warehouse owned by the National Agriculture Exports Development Board (NAEB) before it is exported.

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