MUHANGA - Prime Minister Bernard Makuza Wednesday promised to support residents of Ndiza in their quest to get a new road, hospital and accelerate development in the area.
The Premier made the commitment on behalf of the government during his visit to Kiyumba, Kibangu and Cyeza sectors in Muhanga District.
He was accompanied by Ministers-Daphrose Gahakwa (Education) and Agnes Kalibata (State for Agriculture), Members of Parliament, Governor Fidele Ndayisaba and several government officials in the province.
During his visit, residents requested the government to build the Kyakabiri-Ndusu road in order to provide access to the isolated sectors north of the district.
They also called for a new hospital in Kiyumba Sector to increase accessto medical care and reduce the 45 km distance they make to go to Kabgayi referral hospital.
Makuza acknowledged the residents’ requests saying they were valid and crucial in development and promised that government will consider the needs within the budget provisions.
“These needs are noted and the government is not blind, but supportive and they will be taken into consideration. He however called for residents’ contribution for combined efforts.
Residents and district officials expressed gratitude and said that the road would connect Muhanga to other districts in the Northern Province and increase access to the business community.
The road process has already been submitted to the ministry of infrastructure while the ministry of health has been tasked to come up with a hospital fiscal study proposal by the July this year.
The Premier also noticed that many farmers possessed poorly maintained banana plantations and tasked the ministry of agriculture and district officials to help residents seek better alternatives.