The Governor of Northern Province, Gatabazi Jean Marie Vianney accompanied by the Regional Reserve Force Commander- (Nothern Province), Maj Gen Eric Murokore handed over the cows to the residents on behalf of the President during a function held at Kabyiniro Cell, Cyanika Sector.
In their remarks, the leaders thanked residents for their active role and contribution to the security as well as the socio-economic development in their area.
Governor Gatabazi said that the excellent cooperation existing between the security organs, the local leaders and the residents of Burera District have actively contributed to safeguard the territorial integrity and to prevent crimes such as illegal border crossing, smuggling and drug abuse in that region bordering with Uganda.
He added that President Kagame’s donation was an encouragement to the residents to keep the momentum.
“The cows you have received today are a symbol of love, unity and progress you displayed to achieve security and socio-economic development in your area,” he further told the beneficiaries.
Replying to the Governor, a joyful Uwimana Marie Chantal, mother of 5 children hailed the donation expected to improve family’s wellbeing.
“My family, especially the children will benefit from HE the President’s donation and the milk from the received cow will improve the health of my children and will also contribute to improve our livestock and farming,” she said after receiving a cow.