RULINDO-Prime Minister Bernard Makuza, yesterday, toured Rulindo District, where he inspected various development projects and interacted with the residents.
Rulindo District is one of the best performing districts in the country and was voted the most conducive for investors, outside Kigali City.
The Prime Minister noted that the district is clear model of where Rwanda is heading.
“There are projects in this district that have changed people’s lives. If you look at the change that has been realised in the education sector, they are commendable. All children are now going to school,” he added.
Makuza cautioned Rulindo residents not to be obstructed by detractors, saying that such statements are only meant to divert their minds.
“There is nothing that will benefit you out of those statements; you just have to concentrate on what benefits you. They don’t wish you well,” the Premier said.
At the beginning of his tour, Makuza visited poultry and cattle farms belonging to Jean Marie Vianney Ngiruwonsanga and Theophile Mushimimana’s before embarking on a tour of wheat terraces in the area.
Ngiruwonsanga is a retired soldier who left the army with the rank of corporal. He started his business with about Rwf 200,000 in 1999 but now runs a project worth Rwf 80 million.
In an interview with The New Times, he revealed that he picked the idea of investing in farming from friends.
“I started with only 500 chicken, now I run a poultry farm of over 8,000 chicken, I have solar panel and biogas projects and a cattle farm,” Ngiruwonsanga said.
The Premier called on the local leaders to adequately address issues raised by the residents.