City to demolish Illegally constructed houses

All unauthorized and poorly constructed houses in Kimisagara Sector, Nyarugenge District and surrounding areas will soon be forcefully razed by district authorities. Most of the houses, the majority of which are perched on Mount Kigali and on its foot, are in critical condition which has raised fears among area residents that it could endanger lives, especially during heavy rains.
Some of the houses bult on sloppy hills in Kimisagara. The District has threated to raze down illegally built houses (Photo T.Kisambira)
Some of the houses bult on sloppy hills in Kimisagara. The District has threated to raze down illegally built houses (Photo T.Kisambira)

All unauthorized and poorly constructed houses in Kimisagara Sector, Nyarugenge District and surrounding areas will soon be forcefully razed by district authorities. Most of the houses, the majority of which are perched on Mount Kigali and on its foot, are in critical condition which has raised fears among area residents that it could endanger lives, especially during heavy rains.

In an interview with Nyarugenge District Mayor, Theophila Nyirahonora, she revealed that some people take it upon themselves to construct houses without the government’s consent, and in some cases build in unauthorized places.

She said that these people not only expose themselves to natural disasters, but also tarnish the image of the country, adding that this will not be tolerated.

The Mayor added that all houses that were built without permission would be demolished with the aim of streamlining and fulfilling the government and city plan, notably the Kigali City Master Plan.

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