CSR spends Frw250m in expropriation process

The Social Security Fund (CSR) has spent Frw 250m in compensating at least 200 people at the Batsinda Housing Project,  said the Project Manager, Ephraim Rusurabeza. It is also providing constructive activities for unemployed residents to discourage them from wasting money in taverns.

The Social Security Fund (CSR) has spent Frw 250m in compensating at least 200 people at the Batsinda Housing Project,  said the Project Manager, Ephraim Rusurabeza. It is also providing constructive activities for unemployed residents to discourage them from wasting money in taverns.

The project’s goal is to construct 250 low cost houses for people of kumuhima- lower Kiyovu. 

“We are targeting lower and irregular income earners at this place,” said Rusurabeza.

“People at lower Kiyovu have houses with no access to roads, no drainage system and no waste disposal.

The area is poorly shaped which can cause accidents during the rainy season, so we want to transform their way of living.” 

The newly constructed houses will have modern appliances including rain water harvesting systems, bio gas systems, water and electricity.

Each house has two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and a toilet. At a cost of Frw 3.5 M, owners are given 12-15 years to completely pay the mortgage.

Rusurabeza said eligible people for this project are those who have homes worth Frw 3.5M or less.

Residents who have been occupying 15.5 hectares are also compensated with Frw 250 M.

The Batsinda housing project will cost over Frw 2.5Bn with stakeholders CSR, Rwanda Housing Bank, Gasabo district and the city of Kigali as the initiator.

The project has finished 160 houses with 90 houses still remaining.  “We are planning to finish this project and house people by November this year,” said Rusurabeza.

After completing construction, they are planning to install public gardens, neighbouring centres-telecentres, living spaces including commercial areas, and weaving areas which will accommodate 300 women.

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