KAYONZA – District authorities were by Thursday last week still working on finalizing the cattle redistribution exercise as beneficiaries praised the government for ordering the redistribution.
“I have heard that it is the President who ordered the cows to be given to people like me. Local leaders had messed up, imagine the cow I got had been given to a businessman,” Claudine Mukandoli, 39, said, at a cattle redistribution exercise in Gashanda village in Rwinkwavu sector on Thursday.
Anita Mutesi, the Vice Mayor in charge of Social Affairs, said that the exercise is going on smoothly since residents who had been fraudulently given the cows are very cooperative.
“At the beginning, the initial owners showed resistance, but now they are cooperative. We are seeing great joy from the new beneficiaries,” she said.
Yovite Nkurikiyimana, a businessman who had initially been given a cow appealed to authorities to consider him among the new beneficiaries.
“It is good to identify the needy and give them priority. But it is wrong to disregard me when I am operating with a capital that doesn’t exceed Rwf40,000,” he said.
Within Kayonza district sources said that over 170 cows had been irregularly given out.