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Kigali City cancels fireworks display for New Year celebrations

By IGIHE
On 31 December 2021 at 09:18

The City of Kigali has halted the activities to display fireworks in celebration of New Year 2022. The annual activity leaves fireworks lighting Kigali skies from different strategic locations at midnight.

Kigali City has through a statement revealed that the decision is meant to strengthen COVID-19 preventive measures in Kigali which has been identified as the major hotspot for new cases.

The daily report released by the Ministry of Health shows that 4339 people out of 7388 people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the past seven days are from Kigali City.

Residents have been reminded to continue adhering to instituted COVID-19 preventive measures.

Before the cancellation, Kigali City had announced that fireworks would be launched at five sites in Kigali including Amahoro Stadium, Bumbogo Hill, Radisson Blu Hotel and Convention Centre, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Mont Kigali.

Fireworks display was also halted last year due to sharp increase in COVID-19 cases.

The City of Kigali has halted the activities to display fireworks in celebration of New Year 2022.

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