Public officials meet over Kigali city hygiene

Vending has been cited among the major factors affecting hygiene in the City of Kigali, according to Mayor Fidèle Ndayisaba.

The mayor was, yesterday, speaking at a meeting that brought together various government officials to discuss hygiene and security within issues in the city.

"We have been working hard to address the problem of street vending but still we have a long way to go," Ndayisaba said.

"We came up with different measures, including the kora wigire initiative where we provide groups of street vendors with start-up capital and six-month free stalls. Currently, more than Rwf668 million has been invested in the initiative, but the number of street vendors keeps growing, hence the need for more measures."