KIREHE- Musaza, one of the remotest sectors in Kirehe District, is set to be connected to the national power grid.Mayor Protais Murayire, told The New Times yesterday that area residents had already collected sufficient funds, to supplement the district’s expenditure on the project.
“The residents of Musaza are organised. They raised millions to help them get power. They produce a lot of crops and may in future need the power to process them,” he said.
Murayire said that in addition to power connectivity, feeder roads in the sector will be also upgraded.
“There are coffee, maize and banana cooperatives in Musaza. There is therefore, need for feeder roads to transport the produce.”
Boniface Ntirenganya, an official in charge of Planning and Budget in Eastern Province, said that the province and the line ministry were formulating modalities to upgrade feeder roads.
“We are in touch with Rwanda Transport Development Agency (RTDA) to prioritise areas where road construction will take place. We cannot decide at this level which ones we will start with, but Musaza could be part of those prioritised,” he said.
Janvieur Ndatimuremyi, a Musaza resident, said that infrastructure was a pressing issue.
He claimed that some promising farmers and entrepreneurs moved to other sectors due to lack of electricity.
“There are some essentials of modern farming...these include electricity and feeder roads. That we shall soon get electricity is something to rejoice about. We want to develop our agro-based cooperatives to the highest level possible,” he said.