Construction of Model Villages to Enhance Living Standards of Rural Communities

By: Eugene Kwibuka

The government will pursue a plan to set aside planned settlement sites in different parts of the country and invest in building ‘model villages’ there as part of the latest efforts to modernise rural settlements, officials at the Rwanda Housing Authority (RHA) have said.

They delivered the message yesterday to the media on the occasion to celebrate the World Habitat Day which normally falls on every first Monday of October annually.

As part of modernising rural settlements, the RHA has asked every district in the country to set aside at least one planned settlement site where the government can build homes for indigent people living in high-risk zones and other well-off residents can build their own homes there too.