Posted on 07 August 2012
Some of the residents in Kibungo town have been given one week to demolish houses they built illegally before Ngoma District Authorities take action.
This is meant for residents of Kibungo sector and some part of Remera sector who were warned by the district administration over using non burnt bricks in building but preceded with their idea.
This was resolved during the meeting of Eastern Province administration and Ngoma district authorities that was held on 1st August 2012.
However, residents in question ask district authorities to give them shelter where they can be staying after their houses are destroyed as they have nowhere else to go.
One resident narrates: “We admit the mistake but we have nowhere else to go. Should we demolish these houses and sleep outside? They should give us a place to live in.”
Alexis Rugaju, in charge of district development in Eastern Province revealed to the media that the resolution is aimed at eradicating illegal buildings that do not match vision 2020 expectations.
Rugaju asserts: “Building against the law is prohibited and sensitization continues.”
Posted on 04 August 2012
The administration of Rukara sector in Kayonza district in cooperation with the World Vision Organisation has started a program of sensitizing parents to stop forcing their children do hard work which is inappropriate to their age
This sensitization started on the 31st.July.2012 and it will last for only a week as the administration council of this sector explained.
The main objective of this sensitization is to make parents know the effects of hard work to their children as it delays the functioning of their brains which makes them dull in schools.
In Kayonza district, many parents use their children for hard labour such as working in mining especially in Rwinkwavu sites and making their children miss schools to do petty trading which results into some of them dropping out of it completely.
Appolon Mwumvaneza the coordinator of World vision Rukara branch said that though there are expected punishments for such parents, they are not enough and that is why they opted for sensitization for them to know the dangers they are exposing their children to instead of doing it afraid of the law.
Parents will be given lessons on the dangers of hard labour on the children and how they can protect their children any kind of abuse and violence.
Posted on 13 July 2012
The administration of reserved forces locally known as (Inkeragutabara) has recently donated Rwf3 million to a cooperative for local security maintenance (COOMSEL) for the outstanding project they are doing in building of a storied house in Peru trading center in Macuba sector; Nyamasheke district.
Jonathan Mbanjineza the chairperson of COOMSEL cooperative said that this building will be 3 storied and which will accommodate traders in the ground level, cooperative offices and storage on the first level and the last floor will have a multipurpose hall that will contain many celebrations which will increase the financial status of the cooperative.
He went on to say that this building has already cost 36 million francs and it will be completed in 2013 and it will be worth 60 million francs.
General Major Jérôme Ngendahimana The deputy director of reserved force who had visited this cooperative thanked them for working together and forming a cooperative because when people work together they can do even what seems to be impossible and thanked them for their actions of keeping people’s security.
He said that he came to fulfill the promise made by the director of reserved force Lieutenant General Fred Ibingira who promised them 3Million francs when he visited reserved forces in the western province of Rwanda when he had visited and they presented to him their action plans.
He also promised their full support in case they decide to do other developmental projects. COOMSEL cooperative is made up of 85 members with 29 being women and 56 men and they keep security and also work in the markets.
Posted on 26 June 2012
The Administration of Kabgayi Hospital continues to help survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. Those targeted as priority are poor men and women, the Hospital has been recently donating cows progressively to survivors in Muhanga District.
Dr. Osee Sebatunzi the director of Kabgayi Hospital said that they decided to help poor genocide survivors because many of them became poor as a result of the effects of genocide that was perpetrated against them.
This hospital gave a cow to a poor old woman and students who survived genocide in Kabgayi Catholic Institute. A student who represented others said that this cow will help change their social welfare especially as most of them are orphans and are usually affected by many problems.
Vital Nyakayiro who had represented Ibuka in this function said that if these actions could be done everywhere in the country would be a solution in forging unity and reconciliation as the survivors’ problems that were caused by fellow Rwandans during the genocide would be solved in one way or the other.
Posted on 23 March 2012
Residents of Rulindo district -Musenyi sector have asked the administration to give them the iron sheets promised to them for roofing the cell offices.
Due to the increased rent on the house where the cell administration operates from, residents together with their leaders decided to contribute money and start building in June last year 2011.
However, building stopped after three months because of financial crisis. Since then, the building just stands without a roof which might fall due to much rain on the unfired blocks, residents say.
Advisory committee president for Rulindo Jean Baptiste Byangamanywa discloses that if the house is not roofed soon, rainy season might destroy the building.
“I request that the district authorities give us roofing materials they promised us; if not so the residents’ efforts will be wasted,” Byangamanywa says.
Executive secretary for Musenyi sector Oscar Murwanashyaka confirms that if the district gives 74 iron sheets promised, the sector will provide the rest.
Bugesera district mayor Louis Rwagaju adds that the iron sheets promised will be available within a week and thanked the residents for their commitment in building their administration offices.
Rulindo cell offices are operating in one of the houses in Rumuna trading centre rented at Rwf5000 per month.