Rwanda has formulated a social protective plan for the delivery of free food to at least 20 000 households in the capital Kigali.
The door-to-door delivery is meant to mitigate the impact of a lockdown implemented on March 21 by the government, aimed at limiting the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.
On Friday Rwandan President Paul Kagame acknowledged that people’s livelihoods had been affected by the lockdown.
“We know that this is not an easy period for most Rwandans, whose livelihoods have been interrupted across the country. But we ask you to be patient. Although we are making good progress, we cannot afford to relax yet,” he said.
The social protection plan would support the most vulnerable in communities, Kagame added.
“We need to speed this up. The government will continue to do everything possible, to support Rwandans through this challenging time,” he said.