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Rulindo: Disaster-hit residents receive emergency assistance

By IGIHE
On 14 October 2021 at 01:24

The Ministry of Emergency Management (MINEMA) has donated basic home items to disaster-hit residents whose houses were destroyed by heavy rain characterized by violent wind that poured down in Shyorongi sector of Rulindo district on 9th October 2021.

During the exercise that began on Wednesday 13th October 2021 afternoon, the ministry donated notebooks, soaps, floor mats and roofing sheets to residents while Rwahi Health Center received a tent to be used during the ongoing inoculation program.

Donated 1145 roofing sheets are to be distributed to 54 vulnerable families and early childhood development center in the area.

The ministry also donated 220 kilograms of nails and 165 kgs of cables that will be used by residents to tighten roofs.

The heavy downpour destroyed 216 houses including residential houses, kitchens, buildings of a health center and fell off eight electric poles in Rulindo district.

The rain which poured down for about two hours ravaged buildings in the cells of Rutonde, Rubona and Kajangwe in Shyorongi sector of Rulindo district.

At the time, the mayor of Rulindo district, Emmanuel Kayiranga said that the assessment of damaged properties was ongoing.

“So far, we have registered a number of destroyed properties including two buildings of Rwahi Health Center, a kitchen at Muvumu Primary School, eight electric posts, 123 residential houses, 13 annex buildings, 32 latrines and three livestock sheds,” he said.

“The rain also destroyed crops including bananas planted on a hectare, beans on 0.7 hectare, maize on five hectares, cassava on 0.2 hectare and sweet potatoes on 0.3 hectare,” added Kayiranga.

He urged residents to tighten their houses’ roofs and support affected neighbors.

One of affected residents receiving soaps.
Rwahi Health Center received tents to be used during the ongoing inoculation program.
Residents offloading roofing sheets.

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