The historically marginalized community in Ngororero District need special support for the under development experienced by their family members says Boniface Munyanzira a leader to this group.
Though Rwandan is on a quick wheel to development as well as Ngororero district, Munyanzira says that the pigmies in COPORWA (the cooperative for Potters in Rwanda) that he presents are still far from development.
Children of the pigmies commonly referred to as Historically Marginalized or locally as ‘Abasangwabutaka’ do not get access to education as other residents. This is mainly due to the poor situation of the pigmies who cannot provide for themselves and unfortunately all of them were never included on the list to be supported by the government.
Children of the pigmies manage to get basic education from the free Universal Education System but cannot attain more than this due to their poverty. Munyanzira says he even presented this issue to the Ministry of Local Governments (MINALOC) but no solution has been provided yet.
Munyanzira wants the government to give special support to the pigmy society for them to be able to solve their own problems and be able to join the rest of the Rwandans in the development of their country.
The Management of Ngororero district say they do not discriminate in supporting the needy and the local people make the list of those that need to be supported and the district has no capacities of providing special support.