Posted on 19 April 2012
Ibuka in Rulindo district is calling for special treatment for those with chronic diseases resulting from the 1994 genocide against Tutsi.
The leadership of Ibuka in Rulindo district said that though genocide survivors who cannot support themselves are given medicine, there is special treatment and medicine that should be given to those with difficult and chronic diseases.
Eric Rubayita the director of Ibuka in Rulindo district said, “There is a need for special treatment to the people that got chronic diseases due to the genocide, and if nothing is done soon, some people might lose their lives when we still need them”.
He said that there is a way that they are preparing a way for people to get services from big hospitals since some of these diseases are curable.
He thanked FARG that supports and helps genocide survivors who are not able to support themselves in accommodation, education and in medical care.
Posted on 30 March 2012
Burera district denounced that measures to fight malnutrition have been taken and in two years to come it will be history.
During the security meeting on March 26th 2012, Mayor Samuel Sembagare disclosed that social affairs officials and local leadership will combine efforts to fight against malnutrition in the district.
Sembagare explains that malnutrition cases among children in this area are a result of parents’ ignorance because Burera has fertile soils for enough crops.
“Parents will be taught how to prepare well balanced food by encouraging them to have kitchen gardens and to give their children milk and eggs,” reveals Samuel Sembagare
He adds that the decisions taken will help eradicate malnutrition; that is through Girinka program where the beneficiaries give heifers to their neighbours so that all get milk and other cow benefits.
It is not right for Burera to have malnutrition problems when it is rich with all crops that could be used in balancing the diet, says Sembagare.
Dr. Tharcisse Mpunga, Butaro Hospital Director in Burera says that 231 children under 5 years and 26 children over 5 years of age have malnutrition problems in this district.
Posted on 23 March 2012
Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) has asked Muhanga district administration in Southern Province to help extend infrastructure to places where houses for poor residents are being built.
REMA workers are to put water collecting tunnels and water tanks to the houses that will be built so that rain water collected can be used in this big village.
Alexis Mulisa, REMA worker adds that they plan to collect water, purify it so that residents use clean water.
“This water will gather residents because they will be fetching it from water sources but we ask the local leadership to help prevent any family conflicts,” asserts Mulisa
Other projects REMA plans to extend to this place include Biogas. It has decided to give cows to the residents to help them use biogas. Residues from biogas will be used in mulching terraces.
Local leadership notes that a way will be paved to form these residents into cooperatives such as a cooperative that makes roof tiles so that residents get roof tiles at cheap prices.
Residents that are piled in Muvumba cell of Nyabiboni sector will be shifted to the village settlement of Buyebe, Ruhango cell, Rongi sector in Muhanga district.
Residents that formerly occupied Gishwati forest are settled in this village.