First, there were Rubangura and Centenary House. Then came the UTC building. Next, almost simultaneously, the new mall that replaced the old market, Kigali City Tower (KCT), Pension Plaza and the new T2000-building next to KCT. And recently, it was announced that a mega shopping mall will be built at the MTN roundabout in Kimihurura, opposite the convention center also under construction.
Elsewhere in the city too, high-rise buildings are mushrooming, the majority of them providing office and shop space. This of course raises the question: are there any takers for all this space, or are these just shiny buildings that are mostly empty? Aren't the city authorities over-ambitious? And with so many shopping facilities being created at once, can they all be profitable considering that Rwandans' average purchasing power is still low?