Senators support families affected by rain
A delegation of senators on Tuesday visited Burera district and handed over Frw 500,000 in support of families affected by recent natural calamities.
Jeanne d’Arc Gakuba, the Senate’s vice-president, explained that supporting people in despair is part of the Rwandan culture, and that it is the responsibility of leaders to take care of citizens.
“The Senate is with you throughout these difficult times,” Gakuba said. “You are not alone in this period, stay strong and we will be on your side,” comforted Gakuba.
The Burera region in Northern Province has over the past few weeks suffered from torrential rains and subsequent mudslides, resulting in several deaths as well as substantial damage to homes and infrastructure.
Gakuba therefore advised people respect construction guidelines in accordance with the master plans for their area. “You can be assured of our advocacy towards institutions that can help you, but you also need to guarantee us that you will abide the measures which have been taken by your leaders; you also need to sensitize those who seem not understand these issues,” she said.
Another group of senators headed by Therese Kagoyire of the social welfare and human rights commission visited Mishishiro, Cyeza, Nyarusange, and Nyabinoni sectors in Muhanga district where it is reported that at least three people lost their lives due to similar natural calamities; roads and houses have also been destroyed.