Rwandan president Paul Kagame, First Lady join locals for community service day
London, Dec. 1, 2019 (AltAfrica)-Rwandan President, Paul Kagame on Saturday joined hundreds of residents of Rugando Cell, Kimihurura Sector in Gasabo District to observe environmental sanitation day, known in the country as Community Service Day where he joined residents to build water drainage systems and other road infrastructures.
Kagame who was joined by his wife, the First Lady, Jeannette Kagame during the monthly community service – Umuganda, urged the people to continue working together for the development of the country.
The President commended the residents for their unwavering spirit of community development.
“I am happy to be here to join hands with you today. We are here to challenge ourselves to set even more goals together, and to continue sustaining what we have achieved,” he told thousands of residents who had gathered at Rugando Primary School.
Kagame told the residents that while the area has seen notable development, a lot more needed to be done.
Kagame pledged the government’s contribution through working with districts, the Ministry of Infrastructure, alongside citizens to address the remaining gaps to infrastructure development in the area.
According to the Mayor, residents have been able to finance and build a 3-km road, street lights, and drainage systems. They have also contributed to the community by raising 45 million to pursue other development activities.