The move by Kigali City Council (KCC) to have a central sewage treatment plant by mid next year is a welcome initiative which must be supported.
However, the Director of Media and Communication in Kigali City Council (KCC), Bruno Rangira, is not the first person to announce that a central sewage treatment plant is to be installed “soon”.
I have followed this issue for quite long, with several officials from KCC coming out to assure Kigali residents that a central sewerage treatment plant would be installed “soon”, but this has not happened.
I remember, in 2008, a KCC Director of Urban Planning and Infrastructure, Egide Mugwiza, said the Council would close down all apartments, hotels and shopping malls which failed to install internally treating sewerage systems.
Residents continue to complain about some hotels which are dangerously disposing sewage, polluting in the neighborhood.
I will only believe the story of sewerage treatment plant once it has been installed.