The ministry of health has on several occasions given prior warning to the existing restaurants in Kigali city to maintain cleanliness before they are closed.
It should by now be common knowledge to every restaurant manager that keeping clean is essential for both good health and attracting customers. Recently I had a rather nasty experience when I went to have lunch in one of the restaurant in Nyamirambo.
I entered and sat at a table only to realise minutes later that I was actually seated next to a pit latrine when a horrible stench blew in from the opposite direction.
As if that as not enough, the wash place also emitted a smell of fermented food.
This was obviously disgusting enough for me not to have lunch there. Recently, a visiting friend of mine from Uganda got sick of typhoid because of the uncooked water she drunk in a restaurant.
Another restaurant I saw in Remera sells uncovered junk food and yet the place is very dusty because of the on going road construction.
This lack of personal hygiene is the very reason amoeba is a very common sickness in Rwanda.
I still don’t understand what happens when the ministry of health carries out inspections of hygiene standards in the restaurants. How does such filth go by unnoticed? What criteria are used in closing or approving restaurants to do business?
I suggest that the ministry of health createsd tough measures of controlling the irresponsible restaurants that have no consideration for their customer’s health except for their money making interests.