Motorists from the city centre heading to Kigali Convention Centre (KCC) can now use the KBC roundabout following a directive from the City of Kigali to partially re-open access to the roundabout.
The decision, that takes effect today, was announced at the weekend.
According to City Mayor Monique Mukaruliza, the decision to partially re-open the roundabout was to help increase access to Kigali Convention Centre and an adjacent hotel.
“We want to encourage Rwandans to visit Kigali Convention Centre because it is theirs. There are Rwandans already visiting the place, to tour and take pictures, go in the hotel, and hold meetings at the convention centre,” Mukaruliza said.
Mukaruliza added that it was easier for motorists from Remera/Airport to access Kigali Convention Centre but those coming from the Central Business District were inconvenienced.
“We are doing our best to ease traffic in the city. The buildings belong to Rwandans, that’s why they should be the first to use them,” the mayor said.
Access to the roundabout was closed in July when Rwanda hosted the 27th African Union Summit.
Mukaruliza thanked city dwellers for their patience and willingness to quickly adapt to the changes in the flow of traffic.
“City motorists have always been accommodating and embraced the changes,” she added.