The road connecting the sectors of Rukira and Murama of Ngoma district as well as Nasho of Kirehe district, Eastern Province is constructed by NPD Cotraco and expected to be completed in 15 months at a cost of Rwf3.5 billion.
The road is funded by Howard Graham Buffett in partnership with the Government of Rwanda.
Howard G. Buffett is an American businessman whose foundation has supported the development of a center pivot irrigation project in Nasho sector.
The Nasho Irrigation Scheme project is made of 63 center pivots irrigation system, irrigating 1,173 hectares belonging to 2,099 smallholder farmers.
Construction activities of the new tarmac road officially began on Thursday 29th July 2021 giving hope to positively impact residents’ lives.
“Mobility was almost no go for vehicles carrying agricultural produce during rainy season. As a result, buyers would buy our produce at giveaway price. With the new road under construction, we are optimistic for increased buyers at fair price,” revealed Steven Karemera, a resident of Kanzenze village, Buriba cell in Rukira.
Kayonza district vice mayor for economic development, Cyriaque Nyiridandi Mapambano has explained that the road is much needed to facilitate trade and mobility.
“This region is renowned for high productivity of bananas supplied to different parts of the country. The unpaved road was not favorable for trucks transporting produce to Kigali. That is why the tarmac road under construction is much needed,” he said.