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Rwanda: More Kangondo Families Move to Busanza Estate as Heavy Rains Loom

Some 12 families comprising 84 people from Kangondo and Kibiraro villages have relocated to Busanza model village in Kicukiro District after City authorities set a deadline for over 600 families to relocate before the upcoming rainy season.

The families, which moved in on Tuesday, September 13, are the third group to relocate to the newly built estate, which will house over 1,300 households.

Some 614 families, comprising 2,558 people have so far been relocated and city officials say the remaining over 600 families will have to move to Busanza by the end of this week.

The one-week deadline, city officials said, is being imposed because predicted heavy rains are likely to cause damage and casualties in the slums.

The Busanza apartments are valued Rwf14 million and Rwf19 million each, have between one and three bedrooms, with a living room, kitchen and bathroom.

The village made up of three-storey blocks has infrastructure such as roads, sports facilities as well as public water taps.

“This is a beautiful house,” Emmanuel Turimukaga said after getting the keys to his three-bedroom apartment. “It was built with durable materials and is located in a good place. Some people said the houses were indecent but I have seen first-hand that this is a decent house more than what I expected. I haven’t brought my belongings yet but I’ll be moving in tomorrow.”

The relocating families are facilitated by the city to move to their new homes.