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Base-Rukomo-Nyagatare road to be completed this year

By IGIHE
On 6 April 2021 at 11:26

The Ministry of Infrastructure (MININFRA) has revealed that activities to construct Base-Rukomo-Nyagatare road promised by President Paul Kagame will be completed this year.

The road that starts from Base sector in Rulindo district connects Northern and Eastern Province and is expected to promote trade, increase mobility and reduce transport cost.

It goes through seven sectors of Northern Province including Gashenyi in Gakenke district, Base and Cyungo (Rulindo), Ruhunde (Burera), Miyove, Nyankenke and Byumba in Gicumbi before reaching Nyagatare district.

MININFRA has revealed that the road along Base-Rukomo of 51 kilometers has been completed while construction activities of the remaining 73.3 kilometer road from Rukomo to Nyagatare have reached 83%.

“The 124.3km Base-Rukomo-Nyagatare road project is scheduled to be finished this year. The section Base-Gicumbi-Rukomo (51Km) is fully completed as Nyagatare–Rukomo network (73.3Km) reached 83%. The road will promote trade, increase mobility and reduce transport costs in the region,” the Ministry revealed yesterday via Twitter handle.

In 2019, the current Minister of Local Government, Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi who was serving as the Governor of Northern Province at the time told IGIHE that was the only remaining infrastructure among promises President Paul Kagame made to residents of former Byumba prefecture during 2003 presidential campaigns.

“The President of the Republic promised the road as he visited the region during presidential campaign. At the time, the campaign took place in Miyove, former Byumba prefecture in the current Gicumbi district. I was there when he promised the road to residents. He also promised Kinihira Hospital, water, electricity and schools. Most of these promises have been fulfilled and the road nears completion,” he said.

The Ministry of Infrastructure has revealed that activities to construct Base-Rukomo-Nyagatare road will be completed this year.

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