Posted on 28 August 2012
The orphans of the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi are supposed to develop themselves and fill the gap left by their parents, according to Gonzaga Bizimana, the president of the advisory council for Kamonyi district.
Bizimana was addressing 15 orphans of genocide who are taken care of by different families in Kayumbu sector during the council’s visit in the area.
Visiting these orphans is a yearly act to the district advisory council and which is about to show these orphans that they are not alone and that they will support them through. The council contributed and bought a cow to these children to support the president of the republic in Girinka program.
These 15 children that were visited are raised in 12 families and they were happy saying that it always feels great to be remembered and cared for by their leaders and that it gives them hope.
Pierre Celestin Nsengiyumva the executive secretary of Kayumbu sector thanked this council for giving a cow to one of these orphans as in they intended to give cows to the 6 families by the end of the year in their performing contracts.
The cow was given to Grace Uwamahoro and the remaining 5 children will be given cows by the sector. These children said that they need people to guide them so as to have a better future.
Posted on 16 June 2012
The administrative of Gatsibo District council has continued togive cows to the 1994 genocide against Tutsi survivors in Girinka program on behalf of FARG so as to ensure their social welfare.
On the 8th.June.2012, about 12 cows were given to people in Kiramuruzi, Murambi, Muhura and Gasange sectors and were meant to replace cows that were rejected by district administration because they never fulfilled the required criteria like having 50percent of the type of cows with enough milk production like Friesian cows, being pregnant and having more than 250 Kgs as the veterinarian of Gatsibo district Dr. Erneste Nsigaye explained.
Gatsibo district prepared to give out 25 cows in 2012 and in 2011, 40 cows were given out to the poor and genocide survivors and they were asked to take good care of those cows by feeding them well, drugging them on time and finding them good and clean kraals and to give to their neighbours when they multiply.
Those to get cows are chosen in their villages depending on the most poor among themselves, this will improve their social welfare with time as cows will increase and rotate among people to the extent that everyone will own a cow. Eating habits will be good, good production in farming through use of manure, and a change in economic statuses.
People who are not yet given cows were asked to remain patient as the program is still in process and only pregnant cows are being given so they will give birth soon and be rotated around.
Posted on 15 March 2012
The advisory council of Ngoma district is not satisfied with the master plan designed by the Rwanda Housing Authority for the district.
The authorities from Rwanda Housing Authority were presenting the designed master plan of Ngoma district which required 22meters distance for every house away from the road but the advisory council was uncertain about the implementation of the policy.
Members of the Ngoma advisory council say that it will require them a lot of capacity to displace those close to the road such as the government bodies and other private institutions.
A member of the advisory council Umutoniwase Claudine was not impressed with the required 22meters away from the road as many people will be made to dismantle their houses.
According to the official in charge of planning in the Rwanda Housing Authority Camile Marara,
“Being close to the road could cause respiratory infections when one breathes in various fumes produced by vehicles, close to accidents and the noise pollution from cars which can also cause headache problems and hearing problems to the person.”
Marara continued to explain that the issue will be well studied with the help of the concerned authorities like the ministry finance so that no one is affected by the newly implemented law.
The master plan of Ngoma town is on 8000 hectares of land including the sectors of Remera, Kibungo and Kazo.