Residents of Rubagabaga cell in Karangazi sector of Nyagatare district on Tuesday unveiled a man-made valley dam worth Rwf200 million.
The valley dam, constructed under farmers’ associations, was officially unveiled by the district Mayor, Fred Atuhe Sabitti as part of ongoing good governance month.
Speaking to residents, the district mayor thanked residents for the milestone achievement they attained. He however challenged them to continue emulating the culture of hard work and respond to government call for sustainable development.
“This valley dam we are unveiling here today is a sign that each of you has the ability to work hard and achieve anything at a given time. You should emulate the culture of hard work to achieve more,” he said.
The district Mayor went on to remind residents to be exemplary in government programmes like health insurance scheme commonly known as Mittuelle de Santé, maintaining available infrastructure, among others.
In an interview, residents said that the new valley dam is timely as it will solve water shortage that has been rampant in the area.
“As farmers, we have been experiencing severe water problem in this area. But this valley dam is a welcome move as our cattle will always get water. We have been walking over 8 kilometers in search of water which is even sometimes rare,” said Emmanuel Rwabije, a farmer in the sector.