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Rusizi: Residents in Bugarama swamp to join Kibangira village

Posted on 20 February 2013

Residents in Bugarama swamp to join Kibangira village

Rusizi district administration is set to relocate residents from a swampy area in Bugarama sector to Kibangira village settlement.

While Kibangira village settlement is being prepared and residents are full of joy over changing the place, they are worried over clean water scarcity saying Rubyiro River has been their only source of water.

Responding to the clean water scarcity problem, the vice mayor of Rusizi district, Marcel Habyarimana asserts that the district administration in partnership with Electricity Water and Sanitation Authority (EWASA) are working on it.

Residents confess they have been tired of floods that constantly destroyed property and claiming their lives sometimes.

Residents to join Kibangira exemplary village will add on up to 180 homesteads that were shifted from Bweyeye sector after landslides and River Cyagara over flooding destroyed their houses and property.

Regarding welfare in the exemplary village, the vice mayor highlights that rice will be grown in Bugarama where they have been living, which will uplift their standards of living since they are to participate in rice growing.

Over 2700 households are expected to be shifted from Bugarama swamp to Kibangira exemplary village, in Ryankana cell in Bugarama sector.

On the other hand infrastructures like roads and electricity are being put in place in Kibangira village settlement.

 

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