The initiative to build the houses was revealed by the Mayor of Nyaruguru district, François Habitegeko following the monthly community work held in Ruramba sector on Saturday.
The community work was characterized by grading the land where houses for beneficiaries will be settled.
“We have found it necessary to support residents with no shelters. Within that regard, we have launched the project which is part of the performance contract of our district. We want to build 640 houses within the next three months,” said Habitegeko.
Residents will be involved in construction through community work while the district will provide roofing sheets, doors, and windows.
Febronie Mukarukundo, 40, one of the beneficiaries said she spent 12 years sheltered by good Samaritans.
“I have been sheltered by different kind people since 2007. One of them bought a plot of land for me last year where the district is going to build a house where I will settle with my four children,” she said.
Most of the residents without shelter in Nyaruguru district are from the first Ubudehe Category.