Nyamagabe: Kagame updated on the progress of access to clean water


President Paul Kagame has received up to date information on the progress made so far to connect clean water to Nyamagabe citizens.

Officials reported the progress to the Head of State on Tuesday 26th February 2018, during a visit to Nyamagabe District where he addressed over 20,000 residents of Nyamagabe, Nyaruguru, and Huye Districts of the Southern Province.

President Paul Kagame, who didn’t denigrate the effort made so far, told residents that his Government will do whatever possible to ensure the continuous improvement of the living conditions of the residents in the Southern Province.

Apart from access to clean water, President Paul Kagame added that the Government will also hasten the move on access to electricity to all citizens.

President Kagame said “The discussion I had with leaders yesterday showed that we have made progress but there is still a very long way to go to address the challenges we face.”

The Southern Province of Rwanda is one the provinces where some people are still living in poverty despite the tireless efforts in elevating them from the poverty.

Access to clean water and electricity are other areas where the Government is investing more efforts.

According to the Fifth Integrated Household Living Survey (EICV5), the Water and Sanitation coverage in Nyamagabe District stands at 84.50% for water coverage and 80.60% for sanitation.

The EICV5 was conducted from October 2016 to October 2017, and is designed to provide accurate and up-to-date information that are useful to government, analysts and the public as they seek to monitor and evaluate efforts to reduce poverty.

The Government has a vision of having 100 per cent of Rwandans accessing clean water by 2020


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