Kagame, First Lady participate in Car Free Day

On 4 December 2017 at 09:39

President Paul Kagame and First Lady, Jeannette Kagame yesterday joined city residents in monthly mass sports ‘Car Free Day’.

President Kagame requested the Ministry of Sports and Culture to increase hours of the event.

Every first Sunday of the month, Downtown Kigali-Amahoro stadium road get accessible for pedestrians and cyclists in morning hours where afterwards they convene at Rwanda Revenue Authority ground for physical exercises.

It is in line with this programme that the head of state and First Lady joined sportsmen in the exercises.

The Minister of Sports and Culture, Julienne Uwacu hailed the first family’s participation in the event saying that though they have much duties, they do their best to participate in activities aimed at helping Rwandans live healthy.

“We are happy, we know that he likes sports and supports it, we encourage others to join us, people should incorporate sports among their programmes because it helps to maintain physical fitness and overall health and wellness,” she said.

Uwacu said that president Kagame requested them to add more efforts in the programme ‘two hours should be extended for this programme to be more effective’
Car Free Day was launched in Rwanda back in May 2016 and people from different parts of the city continue to attend.

President Paul Kagame and First Lady, Jeannette Kagame yesterday with city residents in the monthly mass sports ‘Car Free Day’

Photos: Village Urugwiro