Works on KIgali golf course suspended

By: Michel Nkurunziza

A golf course project in Kigali has been suspended over environmental concerns as the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) moves to act against those it deems have illegally encroached on wetlands.

The works on the country club project, that is being undertaken by All Africa Golf Construction Company in the golf course turf on the marshland in Nyarutarama, an upscale Kigali suburb, were temporarily halted on Saturday following an inspection tour by a REMA official.

The firm was contracted by NAS Investments, which reached a deal with Rwanda Golf Union to put up the proposed 18-hole Kigali Golf Club course, that would include a new luxury golf country club.