Government to support vulnerable families amid coronavirus scourge

By Elina Jonas Ruzindana
On 23 March 2020 at 10:23

Minister for Local Government, Prof Shyaka Anastase has called upon Rwandans to abide by the guidelines laid down in the prevention of Coronavirus, stressing that the government is ready to support those who are already vulnerable.

The Minister made the remarks in an interview with the media during which he emphasized new measures taken to control coronavirus that include; social distancing-people staying at their homes, suspension of travel between districts, closure of borders, suspension of motor-cycle taxis and closure of non-essential business activities.

When the Minister was asked what the government intends to do to support people who will not be able to support themselves as their sources of livelihoods have closed, he noted that there are social protection safety-nets through which such families can be supported.

"I think the local authorities are accustomed to this. If there is a vulnerable family, we have ways of supporting them."

He said the local authorities are doing their best but all this goes hand in hand with compliance with the guidelines to protect Rwandans from the epidemic.

Minister for Local Government, Prof Shyaka Anastase has called upon Rwandans to abide by the guidelines laid down in the prevention of Coronavirus

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