The hydropower plant built over River Rukarara was officially inaugurated on Sunday 26th June 2022 by Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard Ngirente along with his counterpart of Mauritius, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.
The hydropower plant was constructed by a company dubbed Omnihydro Power Plant Ltd from 2017 until 2022. With the capacity of generating 5.5 Megawatts, it was completed at a tune of more than Rwf32 billion.
The CEO of Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi has said that Rwanda entered partnership with Mauritius as both countries share ambitions of attracting investors and fostering cooperation for interests of their people.
Mauritius Prime Minister, Pravind Kumar Jugnauth hailed Rwanda for having provided conducive environment to investors from his country.
He also underscored that the fruitful collaboration with Rwanda which led to the establishment of hydropower plant reflects how African countries can achieve great things by working together.
Jugnauth assured continued collaboration with Rwanda in different development activities.
Premier Ngirente extolled existing collaboration between both countries to advance citizen-centered development noting that the hydropower plant will contribute to Rwanda’s target to achieve universal access to electricity by 2024.
He thanked Nyamagabe residents for having worked with investors to complete the facility and urged them to take good care of provided infrastructure.
Dr. Ngirente revealed that the plant has already connected over 120 households with electricity and assured remaining residents that the Government of Rwanda continues to expend much effort to connect their houses.
Figures show that the plant provided jobs to more than 600 residents during constructions activities.
The power plant is an addition to existing four others built over River Rukarara.
These include Rukarara I which produces 9.5 Megawatts and Rukara II generating 2.7 Megawatts among others.