Over 130 needy people get free houses

Rwamagana District has completed construction of 68 houses for needy families in Urugwiro village in Kitazigurwa cell.
Rwamagana residents welcome visitors during the tour of a model village for the needy families. (S. Rwembeho)
Rwamagana residents welcome visitors during the tour of a model village for the needy families. (S. Rwembeho)

Rwamagana District has completed construction of 68 houses for needy families in Urugwiro village in Kitazigurwa cell.

The houses worth Rwf510 million were given to over one hundred and thirty eight families with each house valued at Rwf7.5 million.

The District Mayor Abdul Kharim Uwizeyimana, said, “Each house can accommodate a family of eight people.

Most of the beneficiaries were people living in dilapidated houses with little hope of getting a well furnished house of their own. We thus gave them a beginning of a new life,” he said.

He was touring the new settlement now regarded as a model village, yesterday together with Local Government Minister, Francis Kaboneka.

Addressing residents, Kaboneka warned the beneficiaries against gender based violence and child abuse.

“If your actions cause alarm, distress or nuisance to someone else, they are anti-social…you must not behave in an anti-social way in society,” said the minister.

Kaboneka said the settlement that sets standards in the country should be a blessing.

“We don’t expect this place to be a hub of illicit alcohol and other drugs…desist from such activities and behaviors that will destroy the good image of your community. There shouldn’t be gender based violence or child abuse as well.

‘‘Guard jealously the general infrastructure you have. Maintain good roads, electricity, water installations as they come up…don’t take access to such infrastructure for granted,” he said.

Epiphania Musabyimana, 43, one of the beneficiaries said the occupants were pleased with government support.

“I cannot get words to express my gratitude…the leadership of this country has done a great job. Its care for the poor and the less privileged. My children now access basic needs, just like others in the well to do families,” she said.

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