Kigali City passes 100 billion budget

By Elina Jonas Ruzindaza
On 30 June 2020 at 03:28

Kigali city has approved a budget of Rwf 100 billion for 2020/2021, a reduction by 19% from Rwf 124 billion last year.

The budget will be funded by 40% from the state treasury; 40% from taxes and duties levied by the City of Kigali while the rest will be supported by development partners.

Infrastructure projects will account for about 51% of the budget, while other projects will account for 49%.

It will include roads and alleys that will first be completed, improve traffic in Kigali City, light various roads, and build more than 30 kilometers of new roads.

The budget will also cater for relocation of residents in high risk zones in Nyabisindu, Gatenga, and Nyagatovu as well as construction of homes for the needy.

Poverty alleviation programs will account for 4.9% of the budget, with 49,000 new jobs created and co-operatives set up to uplift members’ livelihoods.

In other projects, this budget will find construction of 1,634 classrooms, 2263 toilets and three new health facilities.

The Mayor of the City of Kigali, Pudence Rubingisa, said the 19% reduction was based on loans and donations from donors that had not returned to this year’s budget.

Last year there was a major 54-kilometer road project worth Rwf 29 billion.

He said that in general, the revenue of the City of Kigali and its revenue will increase.

The activities of the City of Kigali are planned in the budget based on the national vision but especially on the vision to have Kigali as a model city by 2050.

The Mayor of the City of Kigali, Pudence Rubingisa, said the 19% reduction was based on loans and donations from donors that had not returned to this year's budget.
The activities of the City of Kigali are planned in the budget based on the national vision but especially on the vision to have Kigali as a model city by 2050.

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