The village of Taba is inhabited by survivors of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, ex-military men and returnees expelled from Tanzania.
Erick Mugesera, the Kigali Serena Hotel Human resources Manager said they selected the village because there are a number of vulnerable families that needed support.
The food items given out include beans, rice, maize flour, and cooking oil. Each family was given 10 kg of rice, three liters of cooking oil, 10 kg of beans, and 10 kg of maize flour.
The Kanyinya Sector Executive Secretary Rutubuka Emmanuel said the suport has come in handy. "They were already in trouble, as genocide survivors, as those who had been expelled from Tanzania who had nothing else to do to improve their lives. Even the ex-military needed support. The coronavirus has affected their economic and social well-being. So this support is valuable,”
Rutubuka said the food is normally delivered to the underprivileged to prevent the spread of Coronavirus.
The Managing Director, Kigali Serena Hotel, Daniel Sambai, said the epidemic had affected all the world’s population but it’s important to work together with all people to overcome it which informed their support.
Sambai also encouraged Rwandans to adhere to the Coronavirus prevention guidelines by following the instructions of the Ministry of Health, which includes frequent washing of the hands and wearing a mask.
Kigali Serena Hotel is a five-star hotel that started operating in Rwanda on February 1, 2007. It is a branch of Serena Hotels operating in other countries including the East African Community.