Some of affected residents include masons, mason-helpers, potters, and motorcyclists, cyclists among others with inadequate means to feed their families or themselves.
The foodstuffs distributed in different parts of Kigali yesterday include rice and beans whereby beneficiaries received foodstuffs corresponding the number of family members.
The donations have been delivered to villages where local leaders ccordinated the distribution to targeted beneficiaries at their homes.
The executive secretary of Remera sector, Karamuzi Godfrey has told IGIHE that leaders of ‘Isibo’ groups (that are part of the village set up) are distributing food relief to beneficiaries’ homes to contain the spread of Coronavirus.
“We are delivering foodstuffs to cell offices from where village leaders are picking them to be distributed to needy residents by Isibo leaders,” he said.
Mukase Asia Diane from Rwezamenyo sector in Nyarugenge district is among food relief beneficiaries in Kigali city. A nursery school teacher, Mukase has revealed that she has been out of work since Covid-19 emerged in 2020. She expressed delight for the donation that came in handy during the lockdown.
“We have been laid off since Covid-19 emerged. We have been hit hard for 11 months because we no longer receive salaries. My thanks go to our leadership for taking care of us by providing food. May God grant them more wealth,” she said.
The foodstuffs were distributed to affected residents in different sectors of Nyarugenge and Gasabo districts.