40 families get houses in Kicukiro model village

On 28 September 2017 at 12:46

Forty poor families were given residential houses in the model village established in Masaka sector of Kicukiro District.

In total are ten houses constructed in four-in-one housing units worth Rwf681,712,311. Each house is valued at Rwf45 million.

Beneficiaries who spoke to IGIHE welcomed the gesture saying they have been living in dilapidated houses and others in rentals.

Henriette Uwizeye, a disabled mother of three said that she has been living in a rented house in Gikondo sector but her family’s life will change for better.

“I’m very happy because I will no longer be upset with monthly rent which was hard to get. Now my children will be secured, thanks to the government that cares for its people,” she said.

The Minister of State in charge of Socio-Economic Development in the Ministry of Local Governance, Cyriaque Harelimana said that constructing houses for vulnerable people is a countrywide programme that the government has invested much effort in.

“This is a good programme being implemented countrywide, benefiting the most vulnerable. At the side lines of this programme the government encourages people to relocate from high risk zone,” he said.

He said that through the vision 2020 of the country, government needs to have well sheltered people.

Kicukiro District mayor, Dr. Jeanne Nyiransabimana said that they will continue to construct more houses as their target is to have 152 families accommodated in model villages.