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Gasabo:21 poor families have been accommodated in Kidashya model village

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Today 25th May 2019, after end of month common work (Umuganda), 21 unfortunate families from 5 sectors of Gasabo District were provided with houses as the way of keeping them in healthy conditions. These houses are two in one with all basic equipment.

The model Village is made of 21 houses hosting 21 families.It is located in Gasabo District, Jabana Sector , Kidashya cell beside the area commonly known as ‘Kubayehova’.

Residents delighted as they are given a beautiful house

Talking to Media and expressing their impressions, one of the residents whose families were scattered in some of Gasabo District sectors with poor living conditions, he revealed their appreciations to the act realized by the government of Rwanda. “Before we came here, we were living in rent houses inside Kigali city. Now each family is given a house. Our lives are changing now. I am extremely happy, I sleep in a beautiful house with a modern bed having comforting mattress ” Anaclet Rutiyomba told the media in the interview.

Anaclet Rutiyomba is enormously happy

78 years, Madeleine Mukanyangezi, an old woman has been surprised by an offer of a house. With Joy, she told “I used to go knocking on riches compounds with intention of begging. It is real extreme to be given such modern house like this. I have no word fit to express my gratitude, God bless President Kagame“

Madeleine Mukanyangezi was surprised by the beauty of the house she is given

However the joy, an old woman has wished that the government of Rwanda provided with them small capital for starting their basic business trial.

For Gasabo District, Raymond Chretien Mberabahizi, Vice Mayor in charge of economic development, said “ These people we are giving house are ranked in 1st category of Ubudehe. We are not leaving them this way, we will continue making a follow up and enable them to have hands on skills so that they can make money for their future lives. Those who are able to do business will be given small money and start their businesses. We will also enable them to graze small domesticated animals“

Gasabo district’s census exposed 281 families from first category of ubudehe whose living conditions are tough with no proper accommodations. Apart from 21 families started dwelling in Kidashya model village, ather 20 families are accommodated in a model settlement built in Nduba Sector.

Every house with 3 million Rwanda Francs is occupied by two families, and whole village is 63 million Rwandans Francs wealth, some of Gasabo District partners in its development have enormously contributed in the village building process. A classical saloon, bed with blameless mattress, rice, charcoals, beans and Kawunga flour among others are found inside the house as a startup. Remera, Jabana, Gisozi, Kimihurura and Gatsata sectors of Gasabo District had joined efforts in Kidashya model village constructions process.

They started doing Umuganda before launching this village

Munyaneza Robert is one of main contributor to the construction of Kidashya model village

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