Works Resume On Golf Course After REMA's Green Light

By: Rodrigue Rwirahira

Construction activities at the newly proposed Kigali Golf Course on a wetland in Nyarutarama, Kigali have resumed after the Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) rescinded its earlier decision to suspend the works for 30 days over environmental concerns.

But Kigali Golf Club still paid the Rwf5 million for having flouted the watchdog’s guidelines concerning the project.

Remy Duhuze, the director of environment regulations and pollution control unit at REMA, had, on August 22, instructed that works on the proposed course be suspended following a site visit during which he said Kigali Golf Club had not respected the watchdog’s guidelines – that had been informed by an environmental impact assessment report.