The national water and electricity body, RECO&RWASCO, has opened up a new branch in Nyamata Sector, Bugesera District to serve the increasing demand for efficient services from the surrounding population.
The branch was unveiled on Wednesday by the Director General of RECO&RWASCO, Yves Muyange, in presence of the mayor of Bugesera, other district leaders as well as several RECO employees.
Speaking at the function, Muyange said that the branch would increase the efficiency of RECO-RWASCO operations, reduce cost and increase the amount of water and electricity supplied to the Sector.
“Earlier on, our customers in this region had to cover a distance of almost 25km from Nyamata to access the antenna in Kanombe. With the new station now, the body will be able to efficiently handle matters brought up by the people and save them from traveling long distances,” Muyange said.
He added that several recent initiatives of RECO&RWASCO had enabled another 1,800 homesteads in Nyamata to acquired electricity and 962 to receive water services.
“We hope to keep improving the scope and reliability of the supply and distribution of water and electricity, as well as listen to requests for new connections in other provinces,” he added.
Louis Rwagaju, the Mayor of Bugesera District, commended the initiative as one which guarantees hope for development to the area.
“By extending clean water and electricity services to Nyamata, residents have been empowered to improve the quality of their lives,” Rwagaju said.
Construction of the Nyamata Branch started last year in November and RECO &RWASCO is currently constructing more branches in Gashora, Nemba and Gako Sectors in order to increase its customers and make services equitably distributed throughout the country.