Evacuation

Over 1,000 households to be evacuated from high-risk zones in Kigali

As Rwanda Meteorology Agency predicts heavy rains that are likely to cause serious hazards, the City of Kigali authorities have said that they are set to urgently relocate more than 11,000 families dwelling in disaster-prone areas. City authorities disclosed on Monday, March 9, at a news...

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 - 1:17pm

Gikondo industrial zone to be vacated by March

By the end of March this year, the decades-old industrial park in Gikondo in Kicukiro District, will have been vacated, according to the Ministry of Trade and Industry (MINICOM). The complete evacuation of all business activities in the zone is part of the Government’s effort to conserve...

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - 12:19am

Government: 6,000 evacuated from high risk zones in a week

Nearly 6,000 people living in high-risk zones, including steep hills and wetlands, were relocated over the last one week alone. According to the Ministry of Local Government, the relocation was a matter of urgency, owing to the heavy rains that have battered the country, with forecasts...

Thursday, December 19, 2019 - 10:43am

City high-risk zone evacuations explained

The stretch from La Palisse Nyandugu, through Cumi na Gatanu and Cumi n’Icyenda, along the Kigali-Kayonza highway, will never be the same. Since Saturday, the small residential houses and shops that lined the road are being razed by the City of Kigali, in a move authorities say is aimed at...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 8:06am

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