The 1994 genocide against Tutsis vulnerable survivors in Bugesera district decry lack of accommodation and they want the district administration to step in and help them get accommodation before the problem gets worse.
Louis Rwagaju the mayor of Bugesera district
This was discussed during the general assembly of Ibuka in Bugesera district that convened in Nyamata sector on the 3rd.Jan.2013 when the coordinators of Ibuka in all sectors of Bugesera district presented the big problems affecting genocide survivors who are poor.
One of the big problems that are affecting the genocide survivors is lack of accommodation where some have none, others are in semi built houses and others got destroyed as John Rwikangura the coordinator of Ibuka in Bugesera district explained.
“in 2012, about 96 houses were built which were worth Rwf300 million and in 2013, about 70 houses will be built which will be worth Rwf270million and 54 houses will be remaining to be built plus 476 houses that need to renovated for the problem of accommodation among the needy genocide survivors to be completely solved.
As well as Ibuka, the Bugesera district administration is also concerned by this problem of lack of accommodation for the needy genocide survivors. The district has a plan of building accommodations for these genocide survivors through the district’s economic budget for the economic year 2012/2013 and this is already under the process though local people will participate through community work as Louis Rwagaju the mayor explained.
“In this year 2013, people with no accommodation will get where to stay in the 70 houses under construction, this will move along renovation of the destroyed houses and this is going to be done sooner” the mayor explained.
In this meeting, the problem of genocide survivors who were put in the class of people who are capable of supporting themselves according to Ubudehe social stratification was also discussed. These people were initially supported in FARG in paying for medical insurance need this issue to be reviewed as it is becoming difficult for them to pay for medical insurances.
The mayor advised people with this problem to talk to the committees of justice in the sectors to address their problems.