Posted on 06 September 2012
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) with the support of The Ministry of Disaster Management and Refugee Affairs (MIDIMAR) has donated construction Materials and livestock to people in Shyorongi sector in Rulindo District on the Tuesday the 4th.Sept.2012.
Residents in this sector were affected by rainfall in the last months and most of the properties and houses were destroyed. Those that were given construction materials were happy that they are going to be happy while living in their houses since they were living in other people’s homes after the destruction of their houses one of these residents is Venansiya Mukandoli who got shelter thanks to the sector administration.
Gaspard Murenzi who represented MIDIMAR said that this organization works in some districts in Rwanda and it gives basic support to vulnerable people and teaches general skills to people and it is supported by Japan Government.
Posted on 25 August 2012
About 7800 families that reside on steep mountains on under the mountains and who are at the risk of being affected by natural disasters are to evacuate and to be settled in settlement villages.
According to Mr. Gideon Ruboneza the mayor of Ngororero district, this district has a great number of its inhabitants affected by this problem in all districts of Rwanda. The district has a plan of evacuating people living in dangerous places before rainy period so as to protect people and their properties form natural disasters.
Though leaders are ready to help evacuate these people, some people delay the process hoping that the government will build for them even when they are capable of doing so as Pascal Ntawuryiha a resident of Gatumba district said.
The district mayor said that this program has to be well respected because when people die, it is the government’s loss. He said that those who are capable of building for themselves will be followed and those who are cannot be supported and to settle them in villages as soon as possible.
In the last rainy season, houses, farms, animals, people’s properties were destroyed and even 4 people lost their lives and 36 people in all over Rwanda were killed by natural disasters and that is why solutions must be reached before to avoid the occurrence of other tragedies.
Posted on 16 August 2012
Street children around Kigali city believe that their fellow children when elected will speak in favor of them than adults.
Street children however are not so much in trust with the different children different organizations but they already show full support for the children elections.
“Our fellow children will speak and advocate for us to come out from this hard life we are living, because we do share a lot in common though we live different life style” Noelle Mukiza, a thirteen year old boy that sells cold drinks at Nyabugogo International Park says.
The street children claim that, their problems are never considered through children summit that happens annually.
Although street children claims that national children summits don’t considered their problems. Nyiramatama zaina, head of national children commission revealed that since 2004, the summit has done children advocacy.
Posted on 12 August 2012
The Advisory council of Gakenke District has set a town master plan following a meeting on the 7th.Aug.2012 where it decided to bring basic infrastructure services like water and electricity to the town to enable quick building and development of the area.
Gakenke town is made of 11 villages 7 of which are in Gakenke sector and 4 from Nemba sector according to the new master plan of the town.
Since Gakenke town is chaotic due to bad buildings that make it, every person’s contribution is needed to develop it and make it better as Zephyrin Ntakirutimana the vice mayor for social affairs of Gakenke district said.
The district planned Rwf38million to be used during expropriation period to clear land in this town and these plots will be sold at agreed price and the money be taken back to the district account. In this town there are a few nice residential houses and at least one storied commercial house and others are slums and old houses.
Many people are not sure how this town will be developed as people who get rich decide to build in already developed cities like Kigali city or Musanze town.
Posted on 03 August 2012
A variety of colourful flowers makes a difference
A house’s garden is only as good as the soil in which it is planted. If you take good care of the soil, then the flowers and plants that spring from the soil will also be healthy. As such, we need to add proper water and nutrients to the soil to make it look good and also produce good springs from it.
We need to add flowers with bold colors which are always a great component to any home garden. There are many different types of flowers that can be added to a garden’s mix and all of them have their own unique value. However, brightly colored flowers have much special appeal. They can make any environment that they are in cheerful and lovely .This will make your home very inviting to everyone.
You will need to keep weeds out of your gardens just as you wish the best and the brightest flowers to remain in there. Weeds can harm the plants and the flowers that are in the garden and also undermine the visual value of your garden. That is why it is always critical to always look out for any of the weeds and do eliminate them as the come up.
The next thing that you will look at is the pests which will have to go. Just as weeds are not needed in your garden, so are pests such as insects. They can all wreck havoc on a garden. When you spot them, make sure you take the proper steps to evict them! If a pesticide you bought doesn’t work, you will probably need to call a professional to come and help you with the pests.
Now that all is done, adding fertilizer at regular intervals will be needed as well. This will provide any benefits to the plants and flowers in the garden. As a result, your garden will remain healthy and alive.
Remember if you follow all the above, your garden will be safe, secure, healthy, and appealing. You will have the best of gardens that you have always dreamed of.
Posted on 04 July 2012
After two weeks of organizing to settle Congolese refugees in Kigeme camp, up to 592 refugees have arrived at the place.
Emmanuel Niyibaho, in charge of Kigeme camp remarks that the number of refugees brought in Kigeme camp depends on the tents available.
“Refugees are living in the camp life. I cannot say they are very okay but they get necessities,” Camp head explains.
Refugees were given food to last for a month before they got transferred from Nkamira camp to Kigeme camp. They are scheduled to receive other portions of food on July 11th 2012.
There are over 16,000 refugees running away from war between the army and the rebels in the Democratic republic of Congo, and are staying in Nkamira temporary camp.
These refugees add to over 50, 000 Congo refugees who have stayed in Rwanda for 15 years.
Posted on 02 July 2012
Families which received and took care of orphans of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi have been asked not to use these children’s properties like land and houses for their own benefit in the guise of supporting them.
This was said by Ndeze Jean Baptiste Kagimbura who represents families that lost their members and loved ones at Rwinkwanvu in the 1994 genocide against Tutsis during the commemoration of health workers and patients at Rwinkwavu hospital.
He said that some families take advantage of being caregivers of genocide orphans and use their properties for their personal gain forgetting the fact that it is what these children will live on in future.
He asked that families that misused the properties of genocide orphans to be followed up and reinstate these properties and asked families that take care of genocide orphans not to do the same mistake of misusing their properties.
This problem mainly affects double orphaned children who are meant to make their own future and the properties they left with by their parents are the only support they have either in paying schools for their siblings and in developing themselves and for daily survival as Kagimbura explained.
Though this problem has already been found in some places, there are no exact numbers of families that did it that is known yet but local leaders were asked to follow up on families that received genocide orphans and find out if those families have ulterior motive behind their kindness.
Posted on 26 June 2012
In most slaughter houses and butchers of Kigali city and other districts, butcher men wear white boots and overalls, but Ngororero District has been found to ignore the principle
In Ngororero, meat sellers wear their usual cloth and some go to an extent of doing other activities or go to bars after leaving slaughter houses, in blood stained clothes.
On the side of butcher men, they say it’s because of temporary employment since their employers change employees almost every day.
However, they believe having a uniform helps them get identified from idlers who can also walk around in dirty clothes.
Oswald Rukundo, meat seller in Ngororero district confirms that they were told to have uniforms but, they are waiting until they start working in a slaughter house that has been built in Ngororero.
On why the slaughter house has not opened yet, Ngororero district authorities say that contractor Felix Nyirishema, who built the it (slaughter house), has not yet presented it to the authorities.
While the livestock sellers wear the uniforms when they do not slaughter, residents are left wondering if not having a modern slaughter house means breaking the law.
Posted on 26 June 2012
The Administration of Kabgayi Hospital continues to help survivors of the 1994 genocide against Tutsi. Those targeted as priority are poor men and women, the Hospital has been recently donating cows progressively to survivors in Muhanga District.
Dr. Osee Sebatunzi the director of Kabgayi Hospital said that they decided to help poor genocide survivors because many of them became poor as a result of the effects of genocide that was perpetrated against them.
This hospital gave a cow to a poor old woman and students who survived genocide in Kabgayi Catholic Institute. A student who represented others said that this cow will help change their social welfare especially as most of them are orphans and are usually affected by many problems.
Vital Nyakayiro who had represented Ibuka in this function said that if these actions could be done everywhere in the country would be a solution in forging unity and reconciliation as the survivors’ problems that were caused by fellow Rwandans during the genocide would be solved in one way or the other.
Posted on 16 June 2012
Residents of Cyenkwanzi cell in Karama sector of Nyagatare District have spent over fifteen years using dirty black swamp water in all their daily activities, a reason that pushes them to cry for aid.
Area residents narrate that they last used tap water before the year 2000 when pipes were in use, but when they got spoiled nobody repaired them for us.
Uwimana, Cyenkwanzi cell resident says: “We use this dirty water from the swamp in cooking, washing, bathing and drinking.”
To make matters worse, you find children fetching water on one side while others are swimming on the other side.
While residents say they tried to repair the pipes themselves but later failed due to insufficient funds, Cyenkwanzi cell leadership assures the residents that advocacy has been made and the problem will soon be resolved.
Astherie Nyiraneza, Assistant leader of Cyenkwanzi cell in charge of social affairs asserts: “We did not keep quiet to this problem; we constantly report it to our higher authorities who assures us it will be over in no time.”
Apart from dirty swamp water, fetching it from far is a problem as well.
John Mugabo says: “Our children wake up very early to go fetching in the swamp before going to school. Mosquitoes bite them in addition to coldness which might cause them malaria.”
There are four water taps in Cyenkwanzi cell but because the pipes are destroyed, taps have no use.