Residents of Nyarubaka Sector of Kamonyi District were relieved from travelling long distances to access clean water as the national agncy in charge of water connections and distribution, Water and Sanitation Corporation (WASAC) and Food for The Hungry (FH-Rwanda) built and connected public taps in the sector.
The Rwf12 million infrastructure launched Wednesday will benefit over 3200 residents.
Speaking to IGIHE, PriscaMukarugema from Nyagishubi Sector said that they used to fetch water from rivers, some of which was contaminated leaving them susceptible to diseases.
“In case we needed water to drink we had to travel from Shyogwe Sector of Muhanga District where we could get water from taps” she said adding that they are now relieved.
FH-Rwanda Country Director, Alice Kamau said that they understood how people were burdened with water problem and constructed the 3km water connection which she believes will bring cross-cutting impacts.
“Households heads will spend more time doing other economic activities. Even children used to drop out of school and others missed some classes because of the long distances they had to walk. As our corporate responsibility we decided to connect the community to water supply and support government end these problems,” she said.
The Acting Mayor of Kamonyi District, ThaddéeTuyizere welcomed the activity saying that it will help in people’s development and the district in general.