After the natural disasters that were caused by heavy rainfall in Rulindo district leading to the death of people and destruction of properties by the landslides in the beginning of may 2013. Rulindo district is working on new strategies to prevent more tragedies due to natural disasters.
It is in this regard that on Thursday the 5th Sept 2013 one day training took place to sensitize people about disasters caused by fire and how to prevent and fight them took place in Shyorongi sector in Rulindo district.
This training was attended by different people in the district including teachers and health workers among others.
Anne Marie Mukandoli who works in the Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) in Rulindo district says they intend to train people in groups on the fight and prevention of natural disasters.
“As a way of preventing natural disasters from affecting Rulindo district again, we will have to train all people in groups so that we will never lose people to these disasters when they can be prevented” says Mukandoli.
People who attended the training say it is great for every person to have knowledge on how to prevent such disasters. “Though we have the knowledge, we will require the equipment to prevent disasters. This is because the tools for prevention of fire are expensive and we have no money to provide them ourselves” says one of the trainees.
Jeanne Uwineza a teacher at Jabagwe School in Shyorongi sector says extinguishing fire is easier and can be done by any person if taught to do so. “I am going to sensitize all my fellows and especially the school management to buy the equipment for the sake of our school” she says.