Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA)

The Local Administrative Entities Development Agency (LODA) is a public institution under the supervision of the Ministry of Local Government (MINALOC). LODA focuses on Local Economic & Community Development, Social Protection, and capacity building of local administrative entities within the scope of its mission.


The overall responsibility for LODA in implementation of Great Lakes Trade Facilitation Project is to ensure that the market infrastructure sub-component is on the right track. To this end, LODA has commissioned  feasibility studies and designs for two Cross Border Markets (CBMs) which include Nyamasheke and Bugarama Cross Border Markets. LODA  also, played a big role in determining the exact sites of the markets in consultation with district authorities. Construction works on Nyamasheke (Rugari) Cross Border Market is scheduled to commence in Janaury 2019. For more information, go to: www.loda.gov.rw