Posted on 01 August 2012
On July 26th 2012, Youth motorcyclists in COTMNDAGA cooperative in Kiziguro sector donated goats worth Rwf150, 000 to vulnerable genocide survivors.
COTMNDAGA cooperative members give livestock among themselves but they donated goats to vulnerable residents as a way of joining their neighbours in fighting poverty.
Frank Nkundineza revealed to the beneficiaries, Kiziguro and Gatsibo district authorities that they desire to build their country starting from their residence areas.
Nkundineza adds donating to the vulnerable residents is an act of love they intend to instill in their neighbours to help and resolve problems in society.
Angelique Uwimana, a beneficiary from Mushobora Cell in Remera sector, thanked youth motorcyclists for the love and promised to make good use of the goat to achieve development.
COTMNDAGA cooperative members were asked to strive for social and economic development fighting drug use that is common in motorcyclists.
COTMNDAGA motorcyclists were given uniforms and visited Kiziguro genocide memorial centre where over 12000 bodies are laid to rest.
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.
Posted on 07 June 2012
COACLMA cooperative that promotes growing of legumes and cereals in Kirehe district aims at finding easy market for the farmers produce.
COACLMA cooperative started to make good use of legumes and cereals found in this place.
Esperance Mukasunzu, an accountant for COACLMA reveals that they have 149 members that help residents in training and getting market for their produce at fair prices.
Mukasunzu adds that they teach cooperative members to grow crops in the right season and to take good care of the harvests.
COACLMA cooperative makes sure their members do not waste their produce any how like selling some harvest before real harvesting at cheap prices.
COACLMA cooperative works in Mahama sector of Kirehe district and promotes farmers of legumes and cereals.
Posted on 15 May 2012
Residents from Cyamburara cell, Murundi sector in Kayonza district complain to have no toilets due to water from underground that fills their houses and toilets causing destruction.
Kalisa, Cyamburara resident revealed to us: “When you want to visit the toilet, you sit near the toilet and after use a stick to push them into the water.”
Kalisa explains that doing their business near the toilet is due to the fear that it might collapse and claim the life of the one using it. However, some residents dig shallow holes to use as toilets and cover them after.
They have been given water purifier Sur’Eau, and are asked to use it and clean water so as to prevent poor hygiene diseases.
Although residents confirm that they use water from the dams for home use and drinking, it is worrying is that; underground water which fills toilets and houses flow to the dams which they say is very dangerous to their health.
Residents request the local leadership to try and shift them to a safe place and leave the Cyamburara for agricultural activities.
Claude Murekezi, executive secretary for Murundi sector, says that advocacy was made but the final decision is waited upon from the higher authorities.
Posted on 24 March 2012
Rain water collection may solve water shortage
Although Ngororero district has embarked on increasing clean water, collecting rain water can be one way of solving the crisis and conserving environment.
In different towns of Ngororero district, only a few people collect rain water while others channel it to the dug holes or rivers yet water becomes a problem in this area especially in dry season.
Roger Kabagema, in charge of Urban planning emphasizes that storing rain water could solve the problem of water shortage and reduce on soil erosion due to rain water.
Everybody is required to collect water from his or her house as housing law in Rwanda expects, Kabagema says.
Having enough rain in this district should be a good reason to make good use of rain water in agriculture, sanitation and other things.
However, some residents in Kabaya town of Ngororero claim that collecting rain water requires a lot beyond their capacity, and that’s why they channel it in pits and rivers.
If water is well collected it can be of good use in our daily lives because water here is not enough and buying it for agricultural purposes can be expensive, residents say.
Posted on 23 December 2011
Urumogi ruhinze mu murima (photo archive)
Minisitiri w’umuco na siporo, Protais Mitali, yasabye urubyiruko rwo mu karere ka Ngororero kwirinda ibiyobyabwenge kuko biri mu bikurura umutekano mucye kandi bigatuma urubyiruko rudakora.
Mu kiganiro yagejeje kuri urwo rubyiruko tariki 17/12/2011, Minisitiri Mitali yagaragaje imibare yerekana uko ibi biyobwabwenge byagiye bikora kuri benshi. Urugero ni nk’aho yavuze ko mu mwaka wa 2004, i Ndera mu kigo kivura indwara zo mu mutwe bakiriye bantu 68 bahungabanyije n’ibiyobyabwenge, iyo mibare ikagera kuri 442 muri 2006 naho muri 2010 bikikuba kabiri.
Ikindi yavuze ni ibiyobyabwenge bifatwa na polisi y’igihugu ifatanyije n’abaturage, aho kuva muri Nyakanga kugera muri nzeri 2011, hafashwe litiro 70777 za kanyanga, ibiro 2000 by’urumogi , amagarama 6 y’ikiyobyabwenge kitwa mugo ndetse n’amalitiro menshi y’inzoga z’inkorano zitemewe.
Polisi ikorera muri ako karere yemeza ko hari ibikorwa by’urugomo bigenda biboneka hamwe na hamwe bituruka ku biyobyabwenge. Icyakora muri aka karere ngo nta bantu bazi bahinga urumogi, uretse bake bakora inzoga zitemewe, ubundi ibindi bigaturuka mu karere ka Musanze.
Kubera ubukangurambaga ndetse n’amasomo yahawe urubyiruko ku byerekeye gukoresha ibiyobyabwenge, byatumye urubyiruko rwiyemeza gufata iyambere mu kurwanya ibi biyobyabwenge kuko ahanini arirwo bigiraho ingaruka.
Mu Rwanda hari gahunda yo kurwanya ibiyobyabwenge ifite insanganyamatsiko ivuga ngo “Duharanire ubuzima buzirumuze twirinda ibiyobyabwenge”.