The sporting event serves to make Kigali a green city while promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Rwanda’s Presidency has posted photos and short video on Twitter showing President Kagame along with the mayor of Kigali City, Prudence Rubingisa; the Minister of Sports and Culture, Aurore Mimosa Munyangaju walking different streets including Car Free Zone as part of the bi-monthly sporting event held on Sunday 21st November 2021.
After participating, Kagame shared great moments of the exercise via Twitter handle.
“It was liberating to join Car Free Day today and walk the streets of Kigali after so many months of COVID-19 restrictions. See you all at the next Car Free Day,” he tweeted.
Car Free Day takes place every first and third Sunday of the month, bringing together city dwellers for physical fitness exercises.
The exercise started in 2016, aimed promoting healthy lifestyle among Rwandans and help them benefit from other health activities like screening for non-communicable diseases.
Car Free Day provides a platform to educate people on healthy lifestyle choices in general and creates awareness that roads are not only built for vehicles but also for pedestrians.
Among others, the mass sports helps to reduce air pollution.