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Over 100 families in Gakenke and Nyabihu get new homes

Written by: Tuyizere Daniel
Tuesday, July 4th, 2017, 16:47

President Paul Kagame officially inaugurated Shyira District hospital and model villages constructed for 108 neediest families in Gakenke and Nyabihu districts, this was during the 23rd anniversary of liberation day celebrated on July 4th every year.


Shyira district hospital was constructed by at a tune of Rwf5.9 billion while the model village is worthy Rwf2.7 billion. Houses in the model village are four-in-one units constructed to accommodate 40 families and 68 families in Gakenke and Nyabihu districts respectively.


Théoneste Uwanzwenuwe, Mayor of Nyabihu said was grateful to the president Kagame for helping them in getting different infrastructures like Shyira Hospital which will help citizens to access easily healthcare services.


The ceremony attracted citizens from five districts namely; Nyabihu, Ngororero, Muhanga, Musanze and Gakenke, where they have met in Vunga, at the centre of Northern, Western and Southern provinces.


In 2014, the Government of Rwanda decided to rehabilitate Shyira hospital to become a referral hospital in order to curb on long distances made by the residents.


The liberation day was celebrated after the Army week activities where at least 2,752 houses were constructed with 15 kitchens. 35 classrooms were completed including 14 Nursery schools and six sites for classrooms construction were prepared. Four Health Posts and 117 rooms for community health workers were constructed in Huye District and Eastern Province respectively.  


About 19,178 toilets have been put in place to improve sanitation and 9,2 Km of water supply points were connected in Nyagatare, Nyanza, Rulindo and Huye plus one water tap constructed in Northern Province. Regarding energy saving cook stoves (682) have been constructed in Rutsiro and one school fence was built at 750 m. Five playing grounds have been rehabilitated in Northern and Western provinces.


In medical services, the total number of patients treated from 2 May to 28 June 2017 was 109,922. About 12,749 male circumcision cases performed, 10,587 people have undergone VCT (voluntary counselling and testing) HIV sessions. Furthermore, 1,368 blood Units were donated by RDF military personnel.


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