The relocation was announced last week on Wednesday during a meeting bringing together locals from the slum commonly known as ‘Bannyahe’ with the Minister of Local Government, Prof Anastase Shyaka.
At the time 48 families were expected to move to the new estate for the first batch but only 14 families relocated to new homes yesterday as RBA broadcasted.
During the previous meeting with Shyaka residents expressed readiness to move to new homes.
The size of houses allocated to each family will depend on the latter’s possessions in the slum. These include houses with one bed room and sitting room, two bed rooms and sitting room or three bed rooms with sitting room compensating previous homes.
The majority is expected to receive one bed room and sitting room.
One of residents expressed concerns that one bed room is not enough to accommodate a family and appealed for reassessment of the situation.
“We are all mature parents. I have 18 year old daughter and 16 year old son. You all know the sweetness of the family and what takes place in bed. The household is likely to break up when the woman didn’t take care of husband in bed. I am wondering how spouses will engage in their bed affairs while children are hearing them,” he asked.
“The most worrying thing is the up-surging rape cases nowadays. Parents are reportedly raping their daughters while others rape their sisters. I think you are aware of a 40 year old man who recently raped his mother yet many of us stay with our parents. Isn’t this going to give unnecessary tasks to the Police,” he added.
The Mayot of Kigali City, Pudence Rubingisa assured residents of finding basics in Busanza to support them as they gradually get familiar with new settlement.