By TOP AFRICA NEWS Reporter
Twenty-nine beneficiaries of the project entitled “Embedding Integrated Water Resources Management project in Rwanda” in Sebeya Catchment have been provided with 29 cows that will help them in their development, increase productivity, get fertilizer to improve soil fertility while at the same time continue to preserve Sebeya river.
Beneficiaries are from Terimbere Cell in Nyabirasi Sector of Rutsiro District in Western Party of Rwanda, where Sebeya River has its source of origin.
As planned in the district’s fiscal year 2020/2021, 195 cows will be distributed to the people of Nyabirasi, Murunda and Ruhango sectors and the cows will be handed over to citizens through the Girinka program.
Beneficiaries committed to ensure collaboration in maintaining the activities done in the project, especially taking good care of the land, combating soil erosion and flooding that continued to affect the residents of Sebeya catchment.
With technical supports from joint team comprises Rwanda Water Resources Board, IUCN, SNV and RWARRI various activities implemented under this project are afforestation, dams’ creation, trenches’ digging, promotion of agroforestry, climate smart agriculture, gullies rehabilitation, radical terraces among many others
The same donation of cows to rural communities have been done in Rubavu District, Kanama Sector where residents from three cells namely Karambo, Nkomane and Rusongati have been given 72 cows
The Embedding Integrated Water Resources Management project in Rwanda is being implemented by the Government of Rwanda through Rwanda Water Resources Board in partnership with the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Netherlands Development Organization (SNV) and Rwanda Rural Rehabilitation Initiative as well as the catchment’s Districts.
The project covers four districts of Rutsiro, Ngororero, Nyabihu and Rubavu