|PRIME MINISTER IN GISAGARA DISTRICT
Gisagara, 31th October, 2011
This Saturday October 29th, 2011 Prime Minister Pierre Damien HABUMUREMYI accompanied by different Senior Officials including the Minister of Internal Security Sheikh Mussa Fadhil HARERIMANA, State Minister in charge of Social Affairs in Ministry of Local Government Alvera MUKABARAMBA, Governor of Southern Province Alphonse MUNYANTWALI, Director of Cabinet in the Prime Minister’s Office Eugene BALIKANA, Mayor of Gisagara District Leandre KAREKEZI among others, joined the residents of Gisagara District in the closing ceremonies of the Family month and Community Works(Umuganda) ending October 2011.
Before arriving at the Site of Community works, Prime Minister visited a model farmer called NSHIMIYIMANA Alexandre in Bukinanyana Cell, Musha Sector still in Gisagara District who has a banana plantation on 6 hectares of land.
Prime Minister asked the population of Gisagara District and others in general to imitate the example of Mr. Alexandre and asked this farmer to share his achievements with others in order to overcome poverty.
After visiting the activities of Mr. Alexandre, Prime Minister went to Rugunga Village, Mamba Cell, Mamba Sector, Gisagara District where he was received by a big number of people who had come to join him in the Community Work where they cultivated a 12 hectares land of cassave and the closing ceremonies of the Family Month.
In his welcome speech, the Mayor of Gisagara District Leandre KAREKEZI affirmed that his District is determined to put much effort in agriculture, to sensitize people to be grouped in cooperatives, to safeguard their security, Medical insurance(Mutuelle de Sante), Family Planning, to fight against any sort of violence and to seek for all that can maintain social cohesion in the families.
The Governor of the Southern Province Alphonse MUNYANTWALI thanked the visitors, the local leaders and the population of Gisagara District for the efforts they put in the activities aiming at developing the country and encouraged them to always work targeting development and fighting against poverty.
In these ceremonies of closing the Family Month Muganza Sector was congratulated to have been exemplary in the activities aiming at promoting the social cohesion within the families and encouraging the population to be characterized by harmonious life because:" There can’t be development if it is not based on the family."
In this Sector, two women( UWAMBAYE Esperance and Antoinette UWITONZE) were given a cow each for having promoted harmonious life in their families and encouraging others to do the same.
Before addressing the speech to the public, Prime Minister Pierre Damien HABUMUREMYI handed over to the Mayor of Gisagara District the key of the tractor which will be used in speeding the agriculture and called people not to focus on traditional cultivating methods adopting new systems.
Prime Minister asked the residents of Gisagara District to give value to the family, to work hard for the sake of a sustainable development using their physical and mind strength, to be associated in cooperatives for a quick development, to safeguard their security and he said: " The Government is with you, the local leaders are with you and we all wish you wealth."
Prime Minister also called the residents of Gisagara District to maintain their security saying:" Security is the only thing that will enable you make your dreams a reality. We believe in you and we shall continue to believe in you."
He also highlighted the issue of Land Consolidation asking the population to own this program, to change their mindset on this issue in order to increase production and reminded the leaders especially those that have agriculture issues in their attributions to approach the population, to work hand in hand with them for the sake of pleasant production.
Before closing his speech, Prime Minister thank a young boy called Innocent NTWALI and his family and dancing group from the National University of Rwanda for their songs and poems because they promote the culture of Rwanda and protect it from disappearance.
AFTER THE COMMUNITY WORKS THEY VISITED THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF RWANDA.
At the National University in Huye District Prime Minister and the team that was with him they visited 3 big buildings that are designated to accommodate 1200 students. These houses were built in order to increase the number of students that this university can receive now.
Jean Paul BYIRINGIRO
Public Relations & Communication Officer