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Gisenyi: Tanzania evictees get shelter

Posted on 07 January 2014

Tanzania evictees get shelter

Hassan Bahame, mayor of Rubavu district addressing the residents

Gisenyi residents have contributed to Five families evicted from Tanzania, a financial support that is set to facilitate them construct houses in Rubavu district.

Rubavu district received 30 vulnerable families of Rwandans who were evicted from Tanzania.

The town residents pledged to provide shelter for 5 households of which they contributed money enough to build 4 houses.

Explaining to Gisenyi residents about the district’s development, Hassan Bahame; mayor of Rubavu district said that the social and economic development is owed to the cooperation between residents and the district administration.

Mayor Bahame urged Gisenyi town residents to help the district in resettling 30 families of Tanzania evictees to be brought in Rubavu by the end of January 2014.

The district administration has acquired a hectare of land in Kamembwe model village to resettle 30 families of the Tanzania evictees.

He adds that every sector will be given 5 households to build for and the rest will be built by the district administration in partnership with development partners.

Gisenyi sector will build for 5 families and contributed funds on the go to build four houses.

Residents revealed that instead of evictees residing in tents as they wait for the houses, they will be put in rented houses until their houses are ready.

The district mayor highlights that every family will get a 3bedroom house and national police and Army pledged Lorries to transport construction materials.

The ministry of disaster management and preparedness will provide iron sheets and nails to speed up the building process.

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