“Rwandan people are so secretive; they are afraid of relaxing in public gardens because many of them don’t want to be seen by people while there.”
Elysee Byiringiro, Indatwa Owner.
“When public gardens were just introduced, people were not around to go there so it remained in their minds that they are not supposed to set foot there. Some actually think public gardens are meant to be used by foreigners and rich people.”
Anita Pendo, Contact FM Presenter.
“Public gardens are a new song in the Rwandan society’s ears. So, as people adjust to the new concept, they will change.”
Jean Pierre Rukundo, Gikondo Resident.
“Rwandans are not afraid of relaxing in public gardens but probably they think they are environmental decorations. I personally think the major reason Rwandans do not go to these city spots is because they aren’t used to this relaxing culture in the open.”
Simon Itarwema, Mashirika Administrator.