These stadiums were part of promises by President Paul Kagame during previous presidential campaigns.
Nyirasafari revealed this as she visited the construction site of Nyagatare stadium.
Construction activities of these stadiums began in July 2018. They were expected to be completed July 2019 but stalled over issues related to late provision of equipment among others.
Emmanuel Ntirigiribambe, one of workers at Gasabo 3d, a company supervising the construction of Nyagatare stadium attributed delayed completion to late delivery of equipment.
“Late delivery of equipment and unskilled workers are among problems that resulted into stalling the completion of the project. Most of these issues have been fixed that we are currently working day and night to complete the project shortly,” he said.
Minister Nyirasafari explained that they have requested contractors to increase workers and improve performance to fast track the implementation of projects.
“Construction activities are on good progress. We expect these stadiums to be operational by the end of this year, bringing international competitions held in Rwanda closer to residents. You know that Rubavu and Huye have already started hosting such games. We expect the same upon completion,” she said.
Nyirasafari requested residents in the neighborhood of these stadiums to maximize advantages form their presence running different businesses to serve guests.
The stadiums are built in Bugesera, Nyagatare and Ngoma districts.
Each stadium will be completed at a cost of over Rwf 8 billion with the capacity to accommodate 3500 people.
The stadiums have extra playgrounds for secondary games like Volleyball, Basketball and Handball.
Eastern Province is home to different football teams including Bugesera FC, Sunrise FC and Kirehe FC among others which had no home playgrounds.