The National University of Rwanda’s Centre of Geographic Information Systems has taken over the project to name Kigali City roads.
Initially, a Senegalese company, ECU Rwanda, had been contracted by Kigali City Council to take on the project that was launched during the celebrations to mark 100 years of Kigali’s existence.
The Vice Mayor in charge of Finance and Economic Development, Alphonse Nizeyimana, said that the company breached the contract by failing to finish the work on time.
“The company was supposed to have finished the work in June last year,” Nizeyimana said.
“The project is therefore going to be given to the GIS department of The National University of Rwanda to finish the work and to digitalise the project.”
The digitalization of the roads and streets will make the use of Global Positioning System (GPS) technology possible.