Posted on 18 May 2013
Musenyeri ashyikiriza umwe mu bagabiwe inka
Kuva gahunda ya Girinka yatangira mu mwaka wa 2006 itangijwe na Prezida wa Repubulika, paul kagame abaturage bagabiwe inka bitura bagenzi babo kugira ngo nabo babashe gutunga bave mu bukene. Abaturage bo mu Murenge wa Cyabingo bakaba bituye inka 17 tariki 14/05/2013.
Iyi gahunda ya Girinka yafashije abantu batishoboye bava mu bukene aho inka bagabiwe zabahaye amafaranga ava ku mukamo, ubuhinzi bwabo butera imbere kuko bahinga bakabona ifumbire.
Ikindi, kubera kubona amata byatumye abaturage baca ukubiri n’indwara ziterwa n’imirire mibi nka bwaki yari yugarije Abanyarwanda batari bake.
Nzabantekereza Marie Therese w’imyaka 52, umujyanama w’ubuzima uhagarariye abandi ku Kigo Nderabuzima cya Cyabingo wavuze mu izina ry’abagabiwe bose ashimangira ko gahunda ya Girika yagize uruhare rukomeye mu mu murenge wa Cyabingo mu guca bwaki.
Yifashishije imibare, Nzabantekereza agaragaza ko uko gahunda ya girinka yakangaye bwaki. Ngo mu mwaka wa 2009 habarurwaga abana 1450 bafite imirire mbibi yoroheje n’abana 209 bafite imirire mibi ikabije none muri 2013 hasigaye 5 n’umwe uri mu mutuku.
Musenyeneri wa Diyoseze ya Ruhengeri, nyiricybahiro Hororimana Vincent witabiriye uyu muhango asanga ubuyobozi bufite ubushake bwo kurwanya ubukene, akangurira abaturage kubushyigikira.
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 12 August 2012
After the President of Rwanda H.E Paul Kagame visited Rwimbogo sector in Rusizi district and questioned about poor old buildings in Mushaka trading centre, renovation activities have started.
Philippe Ngirente, in charge of social affairs in Rwimbogo sector on August 7th 2012 said 91 percent of the buildings in this area are modern.
Mushaka trading centre in Rwimbogo sector in Rusizi district, is known in history for receiving foreigners (Burundians and Congolese) that neighbour with it and come to attend the market for many years.
When the president visited in 2010, he asked the residents to renovate the buildings and improve sanitation, reveals Philippe Ngirente.
Concerning the old buildings, the sector administration tackled renovation and building processes and now at 91 percent of what was expected according to the sector’s master plan.
Although they had planned to complete renovation activities before June 30th 2012, it did not come to pass due to lack of bricks but, it has to end this year, narrates Ngirente.
Mushaka trading centre does business with foreigners more than Rwandans because of the food stuffs like cassava, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, bananas and livestock especially goats from Rwimbogo, Nzahaha, Gashonga and Nyakarenzo sectors.
Posted on 07 August 2012
Gerard Habiyambere a man with a wife and 8 children, resident of Hindiro sector in Ngororero District has told Newsmen on 31st July 2012 that he will give a cow to President Paul Kagame to show his gratitude.
The man says the President had given him a chance he never had in all of his life when he gave him a cow during his visit to residents of Ngororero district on the 15th.February.2012.
Habiyambere who had no single animal in his home before he was given by the president now has 3 cows including one that he got from the president and its calf and another one he bought himself after finding out the advantages of rearing cows, 2 sheep and 1 goat.
He followed the advice given by the president speaking on the radio that people should stop living in valleys and live in village settlements so as to get infrastructure services and he got a plot there and with the help of his children and different support build a house in the village settlement.
After being the first one to settle in the village settlement and was had a cow from the president, he got the courage to work hard and he bought another cow, 2 sheep and 1 goat but all is thanks to the president who opened his gate by giving him a chance he had not dreamt of in all his life that is to become a farmer.
Apart from vowing to give the president a cow back, he participates in Girinka program by giving to the neighbors and he goes around sensitizing people to join him in the village settlement so as to get electricity.
The courage he has and his actions got him the favor of his neighbors and he was elected to become the village leader another dream he never had because of his poverty.
People who know him including the administrators of the sector he resides in say that he has plans for a better future and he wants to go with his neighbors along.
Posted on 28 July 2012
Dr. Jean Pierre Dusingizemungu, president of Ibuka foundation has asks genocide survivors to go back to their places of origin and promote development, saying the economic growth of their area depends on their activeness.
Ibuka President resolved this on July 22nd 2012 during an event to lay to rest 407 bodies if 1994 Tutsi genocide victims in Musanze district.
Dr. Dusingizemungu stresses: “Be confident, come back here and start projects like staring up schools, hospitals and do tourism businesses like others. The governor and the district mayor will make it easier for you to start businesses. ”.
He added that genocide survivors of Musanze but living outside the district should go back and compete with others on market. There are a lot of opportunities here that one can invest in and become rich, says Ibuka foundation president.
Genocide survivors reveal that genocide in Musanze started in 1991 where Tutsi “Abagogwe” were killed on grounds that they are related to “Ikotanyi”.
On April 7th 1994, “Abagogwe” were killed to an extent that two children and those that had not spent a night at home were spared, lament Musanze genocide survivors.
Some of the Abagogwe bodies are buried in Busogo genocide memorial centre in Musanze district while other bodies of their genocide victim loved ones are not yet found.
Posted on 02 May 2012
Members of ‘CATAM’ cooperative for pineapple growers that make and bottles pineapple wine in Mutenderi don’t understand how they can spend 4 years operating and don’t share even a single cent.
This cooperative gets about Rwf800 000 profits every month. Some of the cooperative members say that being in this cooperative doesn’t help them at all since their fellows who are in other cooperatives share money for dividends and do things that develop them.
One Diogene Nizeyimana a cooperative member said that for the last 4 years he has been in this cooperative he has never got any money instead they are always in unending meetings. He said that members are tired and bored by this.
“Those who joined later get Rwf30 000 per month but for us they say money is not yet available. When we ask they show us accounts and since most of us didn’t go to school we can’t understand. We need advocacy so as to understand what is happening if they don’t just eat our money.”
Fidel Nkurayija the president of this cooperative for six months admits to poor accountability of this cooperative. He said that the former president of the cooperative Alphonse Ngendahimana was characterized by lack of experience and spending money in undefined ways and up to now he is still answering about the disappearance of Rwf600 000.
Fidel Nkurayija said that now things are starting to go to order and that in 2 months they will start sharing the money made from the profit among all members. This cooperative is still rebuilding itself and it has been buying some of the modern machines needed.
Another limitation of this cooperative the president mentioned of is that this cooperative has about 260 members and that it takes time to have money to give to all members.
Posted on 24 April 2012
In abid to help them fight poverty, FARG is giving out cows to survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi in Ngororero.
Senate president giving one of the cows
During the event to give 16 cows, president of the Rwandan Senate Doctor Jean Damascene Ntawukuriryayo, asked the beneficiaries to give back to the one that gave them through giving heifers to their neighbours.
Ntawukuriryayo emphasized that having a cow means getting milk which in turn means a blessing and wealth. This should bring back hope the beneficiaries lost during genocide.
54 aged Valens Munyangoga from Bwira sector narrated that he last had cows before 1994.
He explained that he had a piglet of his wife’s friend but now Girinka has given him a cow with its young one.
Beneficiaries came from different sectors of Ngororero district because the very poor are considered first in this program.
Kraals were built for the beneficiaries and they were taught how to grow grass for feeding the cattle before they cows were given to them.
Posted on 09 February 2012
Smilling in the middle is Mrs. Venantie, Minister in President’s office
Minister in the office of the President Mrs. Venantie Tugireyesu has requested residents of Rurindo district to fight malnutrition, as she addressed people during the official closure of the public accountability cooperatives and associations week in Rulindo district that had started on 3rd February 2012 and ended on 4th February 2012.
The occasion saw the turn up of different associations and cooperatives in Rulindo district. Mrs. Tugireyezu was happy about this programme that takes place on a district level as seen in her words.
“Public accountability used to happen on a national level. It’s valuable to have it at district level now” added Venantie.
Mrs. Tugireyezu asked the Rulindo residents to fight malnutrition in order to speed up development in every aspect and kind of people in their district.
The Minister addressing public
She added: “Let no resident of Rulindo be known for suffering from malnutrition.”