Ngororero residents lament inadequate access to water, electricity

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 25 October 2016 saa 10:39
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Ngororero residents have expressed disappointment over inadequate infrastructures including lack of access to safe water and electricity among others which has stalled development.

“We have been promised electricity for many years but nothing has been done. Many schools and health centers are not connected,” Jean Damascène Hategekimana, a resident of Kavumu sector has told IGIHE.

Another resident Nyirabasigare said that connecting the area to the national electricity grid would improve their livelihoods through businesses small processing plants such as cassava and maize milling among others.

According to Ngororero district statistics, 62% of residents have access to safe water while households with electricity are only 18%.

The mayor of Ngororero district, Godfroid Ndayambaje has promised that infrastructures will improve.

“There is a water system under construction to avail water to Ngororero town center. We also have another project that will help to bring water to Sovu and Kabaya sectors,” he said.

“We have embarked on the program of increasing the number of people with access to electricity,” Ngororero district local leaders have pledged to distribute electricity to 30% of households in 2016-2017 and extend access to clean water to 100% of the population.

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Ngororero district headquarters