Western Province governor commits to extreme poverty alleviation

Published by Théophile Niyitegeka
On 17 October 2016 saa 06:30
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The Governor of Western Province, Alphonse Munyantwari has unveiled a plan to work with Nyamasheke district local leaders to improve livelihoods of the district residents.

He made the promise last week as he visited residents of Gihombo sector in Nyamasheke district.

“Our objective is to identify problems causing poverty and address them because the district has opportunities,” he said.

“We should give attention to these issues so that a person with a household head can provide for the family. The land can be maintained through applying modern farming methods such as terracing and applying fertilizers among others.There are also opportunities related to exploiting Lake Kivu,” he added.

Nyamasheke is one of the seven districts making up the Western Province.
The 2012 population demography indicated that the later is inhabited by 381,804 people of whom 53.26% are women.

Research results by the National Institute of Statistics of Rwanda (NISR) released in September, 2015 on Rwanda’s livelihoods from 2011 to 2014 indicated that Nyamasheke district has the highest poverty rates with 62% being poor and 39, 2% in extreme poverty.

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The Governor of Western Province, Alphonse Munyantwari