The Rwf200 million-worth building was constructed back in 2006 and is to be razed down 12 years after without being put to any gainful use.
Following the merger of former Ruhondo and Cyabingo Communes and forming of Bugarura District, the building was meant to house the offices of the new district which was, however, replaced with Gakenke district, leaving the structure isolated in bushes.
Locals say that their efforts to get the facility constructed have gone to waste as they didn’t benefit from it.
“Resources spent on this house have been rendered to waste. Why can’t it be used for other development activities or give us the facility and we use it as base for teaching our children various skills,” wonders Jonas Mutiganda, a resident of the area.
Gakenke District Vice-Mayor in charge of Economic Development Aimé François Niyonsenga said that the building will be razed down to give path for construction of decent vocational and training school facilities.
“We have agreed with Workforce Development Authority (WDA) that this facility will be razed down and construct a more decent one. Construction works will start by March this year and will be completed by 2018.,” he said.