Bugesera district has 9 lakes including Rweru and Cyohoha.
Despite being one of the districts in Rwanda with as many lakes, no concrete lucrative activity in tourism, agriculture or irrigation has been initiated yet as a district that faces drought problems, the aforementioned activities could greatly benefit it.
Mutabazi Richard, Bugesera District Mayor recently told IGIHE that opportunities are open for those who want to invest in lakes by building hotels and hence enhance the tourism sector.
“None of our lakes has a beach and it is a setback since lakes are known to attract tourists. We urge investors to build hotels and finance other entertainment activities in Bugesera.”
Bugesera is one of the districts in Rwanda which is evolving at a remarkable rate especially around Nyamata where a new airport is under construction.
Mutabazi said that many people are moving from cities to come live in Bugesera but that the district lacks in the entertainment sector.
“We need Bugesera to be more than just a residential district and we are working on introducing various other activities mostly in the entertainment sector.”
He called upon investors to build hotels and clubs to enhance Bugesera’s nightlife. “One of the reasons why the youth in Bugesera migrate to Kigali is because there barely is any entertainment activity here so they go to Kigali which offers a remarkable nightlife experience.”
Mutabazi said that if lakes in Bugesera were exploited to their full potential, it would attract tourists and on top of it, avail employment opportunities to locals.
The 9 lakes in Bugesera district combined spread on 10,365 Hectares.