Five years since its inception, the Works for General Interest commonly known as TIG has produced positive output valued at Rfw 25.1 billion, the Senate heard yesterday
The President of the Political Affairs Commission, Senator Joseph Karemera told members of the Senate yesterday that TIG’s productivity had made Rfw 18 billion in direct profits. Rfw 7 billion had been invested in the project.
“The TIG programme was helpful on several fronts both economically and socially, where those under the programme have received civic education as they prepare to be reintegrated back into the society. In general, we have made Rfw 25.1 billion,” he said
Senator Karemera, who was presenting his report on TIG, said that more than 11,000 people who were under the TIG programme have been reintegrated.
Of these, 1,747 are from Kigali City, 3,708 are from the Southern Province, and 1,166 from the Northern Province, 1,929 in the Eastern Province and 2,547 from Western province.
The Vice President of the Senate, Marie Mukantabana, commended the Commission for delivering a good report but questioned their reluctance to navigate to other pillars of TIG.
“I would like to say that this report did a great job of showing us the economic impact of TIG. But I am interested in knowing why the report did not touch the political and social fibre of TIG,” she said
Senator Karemera that his Commission had been mandated to find out the economic impact of TIG activities and admitted that they had refrained from going deep into other areas.
“We were mandated to find out the economic part because the political and social impact would need a separate and more detailed research,” he said
The report reviews work done in areas of road construction, terracing and housing, among others.