Niboye residents build 20 houses worth Rwf 55 million for vulnerable families

On 20 April 2021 at 12:33

Residents from Niboye sector in Kicukiro district, Kigali city have constructed 20 houses worth Rwf 55 million for vulnerable members of the community to help them live in decent shelters.

These houses built in Masaka sector were handed over to owners on Friday 17th April 2021.

The funds were raised from contributions of residents and members of the private sector operating in the sector.

The executive secretary of Niboye sector, Patricia Murekatete, said they preferred to handover these houses during the month dedicated to unity and reconciliation because the support was inclusive.

“Beneficiaries include vulnerable residents with no shelters and others that depended on the sector’s support to afford rental fees. The gesture is a good example that we should not perceive our neighbors in the sight of ethnic groups. We chose beneficiaries based on their pressing needs instead of ethnic groups,” she said.

Immaculée Mukashyaka, one of beneficiaries expressed delight for the support.

“I am extremely happy for the gesture. It gives me hope for a better future,” she noted.

The Executive Secretary of the National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC), Fidele Ndayisaba thanked Niboye sector for the gesture which is among good indicators of unity and reconciliation.

“As we continue to commemorate Genocide against Tutsi that lasted for 100 days, the sector has intensified efforts to promote unity and reconciliation that should characterize them especially during this remembrance period. To this end, they have held different initiatives including inaugurated infrastructure, providing support to the needy and organizing commemoration events. These activities align with main principles along the journey towards unity and reconciliation like inclusive support and donating to the needy without leaving anyone behind,” he said.

Ndayisaba also urged residents to stay closer to genocide survivors and comfort them particularly during this commemoration period.

These houses built in Masaka sector were handed over to owners on Friday 17th April 2021.