The houses constructed in partnership with the Ministry of Local Government, Kicukiro District and FARG (Government Fund for Genocide survivors) were handed over to the vulnerable families including genocide survivors and others in Rusheshe on 30th September 2015 in a ceremony attended by the State Minister in charge of Community Development and Social Affairs, Dr. Alvera Mukabaramba.
Locals following attentively the message from leaders
Other officials present at the ceremony included Kigali City Vice Mayor in charge of Finance and Economic Development Nizeyimana Alphonse, Kicukiro Mayor, Paul Jules Ndamage and the Deputy Chief of Staff Reserve Force, Maj Gen Jerome Ngendahimana.
Different officials present at the ceremony included also Mayor Paul Jules Ndamage (second from right) and others
State Minister Hon Dr Alivera Mukabaramba was pleased that the village constructed has key infrastructures such as electricity, water, schools, market and others. She commended Kicukiro District and FARG for such well-designed village that will improve the living conditions of vulnerable people. She urged the families settled in the new village to live in harmony and provide support to aged and disabled people among their community.
Hon Alvera Mukabaramba adressing locals at Rusheshe
Hon Mukabaramba pledged that the Government will continue assisting vulnerable people to gain decent lives and called citizens to work hard for their development. She lauded RDF for constructing good and durable houses.
Mayor Paul Jules Ndamage said that the newly constructed houses are divided in blocs whereby one block of 4 houses is valued at 48 million Rwandan Francs in terms of construction cost. Mayor Ndamage said his district is still having 32 vulnerable families in need of shelters. The district plans to construct more 10 houses in the near future, he said.
Maj Gen J Ngendahimana adressing locals at Rusheshe
Maj Gen Jerome Ngendahimana thanked the Government for caring to citizens particularly vulnerable families. He said that RDF is committed to collaborate with citizens in different government programs aimed at improving their live conditions. He hailed the existing good collaboration between RDF, local leaders and local communities urging that such collaboration has resulted in achieving different developments. He urged those who benefited the new houses to maintain them properly.
A elderly woman thanking the State Minister Dr Mukabaramba
“I have lived for long time in hard conditions. I live as a genocide survivor with a wife, children my two young brothers. We lived in poor conditions and I’m grateful for this kind gesture from the Government and particularly President Kagame” expressed Gashumba Dieudonne after receiving a house for his family.