German delegation commends City of Kigali master plan implementation process

On 8 October 2017 at 06:38

A high power delegation from Rhénanie Palatinat Province, in Germany led by the Minister of Local Governance, Sport and Infrastructure, Roger Lewentz, has commended the City of Kigali efforts in implementation of the city master plan.

During their visit to City of Kigali this Sunday, the delegation that as well includes mayors and members of parliament were taken through the vision of Kigali City and the implementation process of the city master plan which they commended and advised to keep it all-inclusive. Minister Lewintz said that the way Rwanda is developing after the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi, compares well with how Germany and Rhénanie Palatinat developed after Second World War.

"After Second World War, Germany seemed completely demolished, everything had been razed down; it required us to reconstruct our cities. After the 1994 genocide against the Tutsi too, Rwanda and Kigali had been destroyed. It requires you to engage on a continuous reconstruction process, ” Lewintz said.

Speaking to IGIHE, City of Kigali Mayor, Pascal Nyamulinda said that Rhénanie Palatinat officials visit Rwanda every year to observe the progress of the country in different programmes.

City of Kigali officials told their Rhénanie Palatinat counterparts that by 2040, 90% of city dwellers will be living in affordable houses and city transportation will be smoother in a cleaner greener environment.