Over Rwf130m in pledges to the One Dollar campaign still outstanding

The management of One Dollar Campaign has called upon all individuals and organisations that pledged funds towards the construction of the One Dollar complex to fulfil their promises. The call comes at the time when the construction work of the first phase of the complex has reached 70 percent completion.  Once finalised in December as planned, the four storey building will accommodate about 200 orphans of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.
One Dollar campaign complex that is under construction. Benefactors have been called to honour pledges The New Times John Mbanda.
One Dollar campaign complex that is under construction. Benefactors have been called to honour pledges The New Times John Mbanda.

The management of One Dollar Campaign has called upon all individuals and organisations that pledged funds towards the construction of the One Dollar complex to fulfil their promises.

The call comes at the time when the construction work of the first phase of the complex has reached 70 percent completion.

Once finalised in December as planned, the four storey building will accommodate about 200 orphans of the 1994 Genocide against Tutsi.

Speaking to The New Times at the construction site yesterday, the Project Manager, Appolinaire Sayinzoga said that there is about Rwf 131 million in pledges.

“The pledges are needed to accomplish the work. We have been reminding all the concerned people to fulfill their promises so as to avoid derailments in the work,” Sayinzoga said.

The one dollar project was initiated by the Rwandan Diaspora Global Network (RDGN) with the aim of providing Genocide orphans with decent housing.

The initial target of the one dollar campaign was to collect Rwf 1.5 billion to build hostels.

But it was later revised to include other buildings to accommodate more orphans and other income generating projects to sustain the occupants.

The whole project is now estimated to cost Rwf 5 billion.

The yet-to-be completed first phase was estimated to cost Rwf 812 million.

As the hostels near completion, stakeholders have begun the selection process of beneficiaries.

The complex sits on 1.5 hectares of land at Kagugu, Gasabo District of Kigali City, which was donated by city businessman, Egide Gatera.

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