Kigali Informal Settlements To Get Major Facelift

By: Theogene Nsengimana

A four-year project to upgrade informal settlements in Nyarugenge District in Kigali is meant to minimise recurrent eviction of dwellers.

It will begin with three cells in Nyarugenge Sector–Biryogo, Agatare and Rwampara–that are said to host more than 83 per cent of the over 26,000 residents of Nyarugenge Sector.

The area is part of what is widely known as Nyamirambo suburb.

Abbias Philippe Mumuhire, the City of Kigali’s Neighbourhood and Housing Architect, said the project, expected to start by 2016 was an initiative of the City of Kigali and Rwanda Housing Authority.