The Ruhango district administration has given cows to 53 families that reside in 4 sectors in the support of Girinka Program which was initiated by the president of the republic of Rwanda so that at least every Rwandan can own a cow.
Residents in the 4 sectors were given cows as those from Byimana sector were given 9 cows, Kabagali sector 15 cows, Kinihira sector 15 cows and Bweramana sector in 14cows. The other 5 sectors which were not given cows are yet to be given precisely early next week says Dieudonne Rugwizangoga the veterinary doctor in Ruhango district.
Residents who were given cows are the poor and vulnerable who were selected by their neighbours with the help of local authorities. The families which were given cows thanked the district administration especially the president of the Republic for initiating this program and made them farmers something which was just a dream to most of them.
They assured that now that they got cows to rear, they are going to work even harder to develop as they have been farming without manure, and their children will no longer be affected by kwashiorkor or malnutrition as they will be having milk.
Dieudonne Rugwizangoga the veterinary doctor in Nyabihu district said that every resident who was given a cow has a responsibility to give a cow to a neighbour once the cows reproduce. These 53 cows that were given by the district are additional to too many others which were given out by different partners in development, organizations and associations in Ruhango district.