150 households to be relocated from Burera, Ruhondo islands
Residents of Ruhondo and Burera Lake Islands have welcomed government’s plan to relocate them. Up to 152 households from island areas of Ruhondo and Burera lakes will be relocated as part government’s efforts to ensure easy access to health, education and other facilities. There are seven Islands in Lake Ruhondo, namely Ubuhenesha, Abirihira, Abazigaba, Mwegerera, Akampyisi, Inyagasozi and Akanyirantoki, while those in Burera Lake include Birwa I, Birwa II and Bushongo.
Minister Biruta (right) and other officials at Gashaki site, Musanze district where a model village that will house people living on the islands will be constructed. (Jean d'Amour Mbonyinshuti)