Ten families which were relocated to Karukogo village estate have been given 300 iron sheets by Rwanda Red Cross to put up decent shelters.
Families who benefited were shifted from their former habitat at the dangerous Rubavu hill in a bid to safe guard their lives.
Rubavu hill is one of the areas in the district which encounters disasters emanating from torrential rains year after year.
The Red Cross Country Director Dr. Bernard Nzigiye who presided over the giving ceremony urged beneficiaries to roof their houses immediately saying that some people are given ion sheets to roof their shelters but instead sell them which he said to be a discouraging conduct to donors.
“We have given you these roofing materials to help you live in contemporary houses; you should use them for what they are meant. Don’t sell them” said Nzigiye.
On her part, Rachel Nyirasafari Rusine the vice mayor of Rubavu district in charge of social affairs expressed gratitude to red cross for its continued mutual cooperation with the district.
“We are very happy as authorities to see our residents being helped, this is an indication of good relations and we shall always advocate for this to continue” said Rusine.
Julienne Nzabakurikiza is an old woman who lost her sight was full of praises due to the helping hand extended to her.
Red Cross pledged to continue supporting all residents in need especially those who are affected by disasters.