RWAMAGANA — The Mayor of Rwamagana District, Valens Ntezirembo, has urged motorcyclists in the district to start a saving scheme in order to uplift their standards of living.
Ntezirembo made the remarks last week while speaking as chief guest during a consultative meeting with Rwamagana motorcyclists. The meeting was convened at Gatagara centre.
"Quite often you misuse the money you have worked for. You had better started saving in order to buy your own motorcycles in case you are using some other person’s motorcycle," Ntezirembo advised.
He further urged them to foster unity and to embrace government development programmes.
Paul Nzaramba, the president of an association of motorcyclist in Rwamagana –Association des Motards du Rwamagana (AMORWA) – noted that they were earning reasonably but urged members to work hard and increase on their daily incomes.
He also urged the group to maintain their unity by discarding genocide ideology.
Other new issues discussed during the meeting include fighting HIV/Aids amongst the group members and housing scheme. They proposed that every member saves Frw1,000 daily in order to build 22 houses for members who lack accommodation.
Commenting on the scheme, the mayor promised to help them in identifying the site where the houses would be constructed.
Meanwhile, the wives of the motorcyclists who were present at the ceremony were urged to form a cooperative and identify profit- making projects in order to benefit from women support funds which are at their disposal at the National Bank of Rwanda (BNR).
During the same function, CORAR, a private insurance company, provided uniforms to all registered motorcyclists in the association. The uniforms were a form of gratitude to the group for their services to CORAR, according to Celestin Munyaneza, who handed over the materials.
AMORWA started in 1997 and got accredited in 2004. It has 117 members working in three parking sites including Rwamagana, Rubona and Musha.