Eight families of vulnerable residents from Rusheshe cell, Masaka sector of Kicukiro district yesterday received 4 houses worth Rwf 105,798,600.
The houses were built by Kicukiro district in collaboration with Genocide Survivors Assistance Fund (FARG) and Reserve Forces.
Each of the four houses has cost Rwf 26,449,650 and will accommodate two families.
Beneficiaries have lauded the gesture, saying they have been saved from the wrath of landlords who they could not afford to pay.
“I am very excited and convey my appreciation to the donors and President Paul Kagame for getting us out of the hard life. I would often be chased from house over lacking rent fees. Besides, the accommodation room was not enough as I and my children lived in a house of one room,” said Uzamukosha Antoinette, 55, a mother of five children.
The mayor of Kicukiro district, Dr Jeanne Nyirahabimana has said that building houses for vulnerable residents is their duty adding that the number adds to 22 houses built under a similar program last year.
“The donated houses are four, each with two apartments. They all have capacity to accommodate eight families. The number adds to 22 houses constructed last year and we will extend such activities as capacities increase,” she said.
The vice mayor of Kigali city for economic development, Busabizwa Parfait requested beneficiaries to maintain the houses well.
Each beneficiary family received two rooms, a kitchen, toilet, water reservoir among other basic domestic materials including mattresses and basic furniture.
They also received food rations including rice and beans among others.
- Officials and beneficiaries during the handover of houses yesterday