Huye District is commited to improving the welfare of its people through socio- economic development.
The district targets to have 7,500 people, largely the youth and women, get employed during the 2015/16 financial year
Huye District Mayor, Eugène Kayiranga Muzuka, made the revelation on Tuesday as the district celebrated its number one spot in the 2014-15 imihigo (performance contracts).
The event was attended by Huye residents, partners and government officials.
“Youth and women will be helped to access loans from micro-finance institutions to start income generating activities,” Muzuka said, adding that those who graduate from technical and vocational schools will be equipped with the necessary tools.
At least 1,760 vulnerable people will get jobs through public works, he said.
The mayor said about 400 youths will acquire ICT skills and wireless internet connections will be availed in the remaining 1o sectors among the 14 sectors making up Huye District.
Muzuka said 40 classrooms will be built and school dropout checked, while the number of households with electricity is set to increase from the current 23.1 per cent to 24.6 per cent.
“Trading centres of Arreté, Cyinkaka, Rusatira, Mugogwe, Rugowe, Cyizi and Karambi will also be connected to electricity so that economic activities can run smoothly,” he said.
Muzuka also revealed that Tumba would get at least five kilometres of streetlights while 1,650 cows will be distributed among the needy families under the one-cow-per-family programme (Girinka).
The Governor of the Southern Province, Alphonse Munyantwari, said Imihigo should prioritise improving the livelihoods of the people. He thanked the private sector for their role in the development of the country.
“The country’s economy is hinged on the private sector. We clear the ground, but the real players are the private sector,” he said, adding that there was need to maintain security and enable a conducive environment to achieve self-reliance.