Lack of a detailed master plan to allow for the construction of permanent houses in Gahanga Sector, Kicukiro District, has made the area lag behind, residents claim.
They expressed the concern when the city Mayor, Fidele Ndayisaba, toured the area to assess the progress of the district`s development projects.
“We have the capacity to construct the required houses, but legally, we lack direction on the very type of houses required in specific areas. Others sectors are progressing at high speed because they have been given a detailed master plan,” noted Eric Mbarushimana, a resident.
Reacting to the concern, Ndayisaba said residents have the right to build houses, but conceded that the detailed master plan is not in place. He asked the area’s Mayor, Paul Jules Ndamage, to explain.
“We have progressively been working to make sure each sector gets a detailed plan and currently, we are only remaining with this sector; however, its plan will be finalised in the shortest time possible,” Ndamage said.
Ndayisaba commended the residents for their commitment in working with district authorities to sustain government development programmes.
“My visit is to inspect whether the services the President promised during the campaigns have been extended to you as planned, and to also discuss any challenges you may be facing,” Ndayisaba said.
The Mayor also visited and inaugurated classrooms built for the 12-Year Basic Education, which gets underway in the next academic year starting in January..
Among other projects visited is Gahanga market which is under construction at the cost of Rwf 100 million. It has the capacity to accommodate 1,040 business operators and is expected to be operational by February next year.