Rwanda Energy Group has today completed its work of connecting Mageragere model estate in Nyarugenge district to the country’s electric grid at an estimated cost of Rwf 9 million.
The ceremony to light the 43 house happened on Saturday, August 26th during the monthly communal cleaning locally called Umuganda.
Prosper Mubera Birori, the REG public relations officer, said that the Group intends to always light villages it has connected to the electric grid during every monthly communal cleaning in different districts.
"This is the initial opening ceremony of an event that will always happen at the end of each month. We used to host the same lighting event at the institutional level when engaged in umuganda," he said.
During the same event, journalists who graduated over the last three years also paid health insurance for 100 locals in the same sector.
Nzaramba Kayisime, Nyarugenge district executive secretary, hailed both REG for connecting locals to the electricity and journalists for their engagement in having locals access health services through mutuelle de Sante. Umuganda brought together all people in the model village to clean the place.