In order to save their lives from the dangers of living on hilly areas of Nyabinoni, residents have decided to evacuate the area to the place prepared for them.
Leaders visit residents and explain to them why they should shift
Muhanga district representatives have spent four days explaining to the residents the reason they should shift and decide together to shift from this area in order to save their lives from landslides and stones that roll over from hills down to their homes.
Daniel Semahoro, one of the residents who are shifting to Rongi sector says that transferring is in the interest of residents because Rongi is good compare to the hilly area they have been living in.
Laurent Ntabwanganimana adds that they are shifting to the place with water unlike before when they have been walking miles to fetch water.
Yvonne Mutakwasuku, Muhanga district Mayor discloses that the government of Rwanda saw it good to shift residents to Rongi sector in a village where former Gishwati forest residents and those from Tanzania are settled.
A committee has been put in place to take care of compensation issues where residents have to be compensated in the beginning of the financial year with the cooperation from concerned authorities, says Mutakwasuku.
This was confirmed by Housing authorities and the public institution in charge of housing and different ministries after evaluation.
The evacuated areas are to be planted trees in order to prevent it from soil erosion and residents who had fields in this place will be allowed to continue cultivating.