Rwanda Correctional Service (RCS) has said that inmates from Nyarugenge prison, known as 1930, will have been relocated to Mageragere prison by September 2016.
Nyarugenge prison is among the first to be built in Rwanda by colonizers to punish offenders and its name of 1930 merged from the year in which it was built.
RCS says that building the new Mageragere prison where inmates from Nyarugenge district will be relocated is almost complete.
“Basic works have been completed, save for water connections. Construction of two buildings to accommodate Nyarugenge inmates is underway and we hope inmates will have been relocated by September 2016 if activities continue to move fast,” said the RCS General Commissioner, CGP George Rwigamba.
He explained that RCS is in talks with WASAC to connect water in short time since the relocation is impossible with the absence of water at the new Mageragere prison.
It is expected that Mageragere prison will accommodate inmates from Nyarugenge and Gasabo prisons when completed.
City of Kigali city last month revealed that the current Nyarugenge prison will become a museum.