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Kigali city Mayor (in white) and other experts at a Metrolab forum on Wednesday

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World City Planners Want Kigali to Host MetroLab Headquarters

Posted on 25 May 2016 by peter

Kigali city Mayor (in white) and other experts at a Metrolab forum on Wednesday

Kigali city Mayor (in white) and other experts at a Metrolab forum on Wednesday

Global experts on city planning have today proposed that Rwanda’s Capital, Kigali should host the regional Metrolab headquarters.

The experts are holding their 7th cession also called Metropolitan Strategic Planning Laboratory (MetroLab) in Kigali, in partnership with the World Bank Group.

The four-day forum has brought together city planners and political leaders, to discuss metropolitan matters.

More than 50 experts are discussing sustainable solutions to city development challenges while also sharing experience about urban management and development.

“Each city serves as a learning laboratory for urban planners around the globe,” says Ede Ijjasz Vasque, the senior Director for the World Bank’s Social, Urban and Resilience Global practice.

“By connecting global cities together, MetroLab shares solutions for growth that are not only inclusive and sustainable but also serve to alleviate poverty and share prosperity.”

The City of Kigali was acknowledged upon the cleanness, which gives it a merit of cleanest and greenest city in Africa.

Experts say that Kigali also serves as a model city in quick service delivery and smart technology whereby internet connectivity is 100%, with a 4G LTE internet.

“Kigali City merits to host a regional Metrolab headquarter thanks to a good planning model it provides,” Yasser Aabdel-Aleem Awny, World Bank country Manager told KT Press in a separate interview.

The World Bank Group, in 2015, ranked Rwanda among six top cities in the world that demonstrate global competitiveness.

However, Victor Vergara a Lead Urban Specialist emphasized that African cities have unique opportunities but especially lack proper long term planning. Participants agree that African cities have good lessons to share.

Kigali City Mayor, Monique Mukaruriza said;  “It is true City of Kigali is on a quick pace of development; however we still face the financial and housing problems. I expect to learn a lot from these experts.”

This is the second MetroLab hosted by an African City but the first to explore the unique planning strategies and opportunities of regional development in a landlocked country.

The metrolab program is a joint initiative between the World Bank Group and other partners, representing best practices from cities throughout the world.

Since its inception in 2014, the Metrolab program has been hosted by Rio, Paris, Seoul, Mumbai, New York and Dar Es Salaam.

World City Planning Experts at a meeting in Kigali

World City Planning Experts at a meeting in Kigali

SOURCE: KT-PRESS

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Abayobozi b'imidugudu barasabwa kudaharirana inshingano

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Abayobozi b’imidugudu barasabwa gukorera hamwe

Posted on 13 May 2016 by peter

Ubuyobozi bw’Akarere ka Nyaruguru burasaba komite zatorewe kuyobora imidugudu gukorera hamwe ntihagire abaharira abandi inshingano,kugirango bateze imbere umuturage bayobora.

Abayobozi b'imidugudu barasabwa kudaharirana inshingano

Abayobozi b’imidugudu barasabwa kudaharirana inshingano

Ibi biratangazwa mu gihe abagize komite nyobozi z’imidugudu bari guhabwa amahugurwa yabo ya mbere kuva batorwa muri Gashyantare 2016.

Augustin Ndabasanze,umutahira w’intore z’Akarere ka Nyaruguru avuga ko mu bihe byashize byagiye bigaragara ko hari abatorerwa inshingano z’ubuyobozi mu midugudu, ariko ugasanga ntibazishyize mu bikorwa.

Aha ngo wasangaga inshingano ziharirwa bamwe abandi bakigira ba ntibindeba, ibintu avuga ko bikwiye guhinduka kuri aba bayobozi baheruka gutorwa.

Ati” Turashaka ko komite nyobozi ndetse na njyanama z’imidugudu zikora uko bikwiriye,kuko byagaragaye ko mu bihe bishize hari abo wasangaga baribagiwe inshingano, ugasanga nk’Umudugudu urabazwa umukuru w’umudugudu gusa,cyangwa ushinzwe umutekano”.

Abayobozi baheruka gutorerwa kuyobora imidugudu nabo bavuga ko ibi byakunze kugaragara,icyakora bakemera ko nyuma y’aya mahugurwa bose bagiye guharanira kuzuza inshingano zabo.

Birindabagabo Theogene uyobora umudugudu wa Bihembe, mu kagari ka Nkakwa,Umurenge wa Nyagisozi yabwiye Ki ati:”Nkimara kwibutswa inshingano zanjye,nsanze hari aho ntazuzuzaga, ariko nkaba niyemeje kuzuzuza neza uko bikwiye kugirango umuturage wantoye azamuke”.

Aba bayobozi ariko basaba ubuyobozi bubakuriye kujya babegera kenshi bakabagira inama,kuko ngo hari aho bamwe abaturage batarabumva nk’abayobozi.

Uwamurera Verediane ushinzwe iterambere mu Mudugudu wa Ryabidandi, mu Murenge wa Nyagisozi agira ati:”Hari ibyo abaturage tubabwira bakabipinga,ni yo mpamvu dusaba ko ubuyobozi budukuriye bwajya buduhora hafi bugakomeza kutugira inama no kudufasha kuyobora neza abaturage”.

Aya mahugurwa arahabwa abagize komite nyobozi z’imidugudu uko ari batanu muri buri mudugudu,abagize inama Njyanama y’umudugudu ndetse n’abakozi bo ku tugari.

Uretse amasomo bahabwa agamije kubibutsa inshingano zabo nk’abayobozi kandi, banahabwa imikoro ngiro mike ibafasha kumenya uko bakwikemurira ibibazo,indi mikoro ngiro bakazayiherwa mu itorero ryabo riteganyijwe mu mpera z’uyu mwaka.

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Guverineri Munyantwari yasabye abibuka Jenoside kutaba ba “Rukurikirizindi”

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Guverineri Munyantwari yasabye abibuka Jenoside kutaba ba “Rukurikirizindi”

Posted on 10 May 2016 by peter

Guverineri Munyantwari yatangaje ko nta munyarwanda ugomba kwitabira igikorwa cyo kwibuka Abatutsi bazize Jenoside kubera ko yabonye abandi na bo bitabiriye.

Guverineri Munyantwari yasabye abibuka Jenoside kutaba ba “Rukurikirizindi”

Guverineri Munyantwari ageza ijambo ku bitabiriye uwo muhango

Byari kuri uyu wa 07 Gicurasi 2016 mu gikorwa cyo kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22 Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi muri Mata 1994 no kunamira Abatutsi b’inzirakarengane bashyinguye mu rwibutso rwa Jenoside rwa Gatagara ruri mu Murenge wa Mukingo mu Karere ka Nyanza.

Munyantwari Alphonse Guverineri w’Intara y’Amajyepfo wari umushyitsi mukuru muri iki gikorwa cyo kwibuka abatutsi bazize Jenoside bashyinguye I Gatagara yatangaje ko nta munyarwanda ukwiye kwitabira ibikorwa byo kwibuka jenoside yakorewe abatutsi mu Rwanda kubera ko abona  abandi nabo bitabiriye.

Yabivuze atya: “Nta Munyarwanda ukwiye kuba “Rukurikirizindi “uza kubera ko yabonye abandi na bo baza kwibuka Jenoside”.

Uyu muyobozi w’Intara y’Amajyepfo yavuze ko hari bamwe bitabira ibikorwa byo kwibuka Jenoside ari ukwanga gusigara iwabo mu ngo mu gihe abandi bagiye kwibuka ababo bazize Jenoside.

Ati “Buri wese agomba kuza kwibuka abazize jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi yumva ko agomba kwirengera akarengera n’igihugu kuko Jenoside ikorerwa ikiremwamuntu”

Guverineri w’Intara y’Amajyepfo yabivuze yamagana bamwe baza kwibuka Abatutsi bazize Jenoside ari ukugira ngo bagere aho abandi bari ahanini batinya ko hagira umuntu ubibazaho.

Umuhoza Clementine watanze ubuhamya kimwe na Rugero Paulin ushinzwe imibereho myiza mu muyango Ibuka bashimye intambwe abarokotse Jenoside bagezeho ndetse n’uruhare Leta y’ubumwe bw’Abanyarwanda yagize mu kongera kubaka igihugu cyari cyashegeshwe na Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi.

Nyuma y’imyaka 22 ishize Jenoside ibaye mu Rwanda, Rugero yashimye ko kuri iyi nshuro Leta y’u Rwanda yashyize imbaraga mu gikorwa cyo kwishyuriza abarokotse Jenoside imitungo bangirijwe muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi muri Mata 1994 mu Rwanda.

Igikorwa cyo kwibuka ku ncuro ya 22 Abatutsi b’inzirakarengane biciwe i Gatagara muri Jenoside cyabimburiwe na Misa yo kubasabira ndetse hanashyirwa n’indabo ku rwibutso rwa Jenoside rwa Gatagara.

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Barasabwa kuzahora bibuka Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi

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Barasabwa kuzahora bibuka Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi

Posted on 04 May 2016 by peter

Kwibuka Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi mu mwaka 1994, bigomba kuzahoraho kugira ngo bikomeze kuba amateka yigisha abazavuka n’abagifite ingengabitekerezo ya Jenoside.

Barasabwa kuzahora bibuka Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi

Abakozi b’ibitaro bya Mibirizi murugendo rwo kwibuka

Ibi ni ibyatangajwe n’umuyobozi w’Akarere ka Rusizi wungirije ushinzwe imibereho myiza y’abaturage Nsigaye Emmanuel, ku wa 29 Mata 2016, mu muhango wo kwibuka abahoze ari abakozi b’ibitaro bya Mibirizi , abarwayi n’abarwaza biciwe muri ibyo bitaro.

Yagize ati”Iki gikorwa cyo kwibuka abacu bazize Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi kigomba kuzahoraho kugira ngo bikomeze kuba amateka yigisha abazajya bavuka bagende basobanukirwa ubugome bwa Jenoside n’ububi bwayo ngo itazongera kubaho ukundi.”

Ntakirutimana  wari uhagarariye ibitaro bya Mibirizi muri uyu muhango avuga ko mu gukomeza kwiyubaka bafata mu mugongo imiryango y’ababuriye ababo mu bitaro bya Mibirizi aho bamaze kuboroza inka 5 , amatungo y’ihene  naho uyu munsi bakaba bahaye indi pfubyi ibihumbi magana 500.

Akomeza avuga ko bazakomeza gushishikariza abakozi b’ibi bitaro kurangwa n’umutima wo gufasha impfubyi n’abapfakazi basigiwe kugira ngo batazaheranwa n’agahinda, ahubwo bakomeze kwiyubaka bigirira icyizere cyejo hazaza .

Mukunzenkase Vestine umwe mu barokokeye mu bitaro bya Mibirizi akanahaburira umugabo we avuga ko abaguye mu bitaro bya Mibirizi bari intwari kuko buri wese yumvaga atahunga ngo asige abandi kugeza aho interahamwe zaje zikabakura mu bitaro zikajya kubicira mu inkengero z’ibitaro.

Akomeza avuga ko abaguye mu bitaro bya Mibirizi bishwe urw’agashinyaguro kuko bageze n’aho batanga amafaranga bagura urupfu ngo baraswe ariko interahamwe zikanga kugira ngo babice urubozo.

Yagize ati” Ikintu kibabaje ni uko muri kiriya gihe umuntu yaguraga urupfu ngo nibura apfe urwo yisabiye agatanga amafaranga ngo bamurase ariko ntibabimuhe ngo bakunde bamwice urw’agashinyaguro.”

Muri Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi muri Mata 1994, mu bitaro bya Mibirizi haguye abantu 18 bari barimo abaganga, abarwayi n’abarwaza bakaba bashyinguye hafi y’ibyo bitaro.”

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Niyonziza Felicien Perezida wa IBUKA mu karere ka Gatsibo

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Abarokotse barasaba ababiciye kwerekana ahajugunywe imibiri y’ababo

Posted on 29 April 2016 by peter

Bamwe mu barokotse Jenoside bo mu Murenge wa Kiramuruzi, barasaba Leta ko yategeka ababiciye bakerekana aho bagiye bajugunya imibiri y’ababo.

Niyonziza Felicien Perezida wa IBUKA mu karere ka Gatsibo

Niyonziza Felicien Perezida wa IBUKA mu karere ka Gatsibo

Abarokotse Jenoside bo mu Karere ka Gatsibo by’umwihariko mu Murenge wa Kiramuruzi, basaba ko bakwerekwa ahagiye hajugunywa imibiri y’ababo, mu rwego rwo kugira ngo gahunda y’ubumwe n’ubwiyunge igerweho 100%.

Nk’umwe mu barokotse Jenoside yakorewe Abatutsi, Madame Theopiste ngo asanga iki gipimo cy’ubumwe n’ubwiyunge kitazagerwaho 100%, mu gihe hari abakoze Jenoside batarerekana aho bajugunye imibiri y’abo bishe ngo ishyingurwe mu cyubahiro.

Agira ati:” kugeza ubu hari imibiri y’abacu yaburiwe irengero, kandi natwe tuba ducyeneye kubabona kugira ngo tubashyingurwe mu cyubahiro, ntabwo rero byoroshye kubabarira uwakwiciye utarabona n’uwo yishe ngo umusezereho mu cyubahiro.

Taliki ya 27 Mutarama 2016, Komisiyo y’Igihugu y’Ubumwe n’Ubwiyunge yashyize hanze ibyavuye mu bushakashatsi byerekana ko  igipimo cy’ubumwe n’ubwiyunge mu Rwanda, cyazamutse kikagera kuri 92,5% , kivuye kuri 80% mu mwaka wa mu 2010.

Niyonziza Felicien uhagarariye umuryango IBUKA uharanira inyungu z’abarokotse Jenoside mu Karere ka Gatsibo, avuga ko hari byinshi Leta y’u Rwanda yakoze ndetse inashimirwa n’uyu muryango kuko ngo byatumye iki gipimo kizamuka.

Agira ati” Leta y’u Rwanda yakoze akazi katoroshye ko kunga Abanyarwanda nyuma y’amahano ya Jenoside, abishe babanye mu mahoro n’abo biciye barasangira bagasabana, bari kumwe muri za koperative, mbese ubona urugendo rw’ubumwe n’ubwiyunge ruhagaze neza.”

Ibi kandi binashimangirwa na bamwe mu barokotse Jenoside bo mu Murenge wa Kiramuruzi, bavuga ko ubu basigaye babanye n’abakoze Jenoside ndetse ngo banagabirana amatungo.

Mu mwaka wa 1999, ni bwo Leta y’u Rwanda yashyizeho komisiyo y’ubumwe n’ubwiyunge, iyi komisiyo ikaba ifite mu nshingano kunga no kongera kubanisha abanyarwanda nyuma ya Jenoside yakorewe abatutsi muri Mata 1994.

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President Paul Kagame greets excited locals in Ngoma District on 1st leg of his 3-day tour of the Eastern Province.

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Kagame UPs HeForShe Commitment to 500,000 Champions

Posted on 29 April 2016 by peter

President Paul Kagame greets excited locals in Ngoma District on 1st leg of his 3-day tour of the Eastern Province.

President Paul Kagame greets excited locals in Ngoma District on 1st leg of his 3-day tour of the Eastern Province.

From 100,000 commitment to raise that number of Rwandans backing the global HeForShe campaign, Rwanda made a new move this Thursday to have five times more champions.

President Paul Kagame today called on every Rwandan man to be part of the campaign.

We should have at least 500,000 champions, said Kagame while addressing 1000s of locals in Ngoma District on Day one of two-day eastern province tour.

“I was among the first men to sign up for the campaign. I encourage all men, starting from today, to sign and support women empowerment,” added Kagame.

In September last year, Government launched “HeForShe” initiative – a solidarity campaign for gender equality unveiled by UN Women. What people have to do is log on to www.heforshe.org and sign up using their identifiable name and email.

Today Kagame said: “I know some have signed up but the process is at a slow pace…”

The campaign intends to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.

The Kagame trip also coincided with the International Girls in ICT Day – an opportunity for girls and young women to get an insight into ICT sector, to consider ICT careers through open days at ICT institutions, meeting women role models, and getting “hands on” experience in technology.

To promote women among other citizens in ICT requires huge infrastructure, like Fibre Optic where Rwanda has invested $130 million to roll out a fiber optic cable on 3000km across the country.

The massive investment is intended to ensure rural schools get access to broadband connectivity. However, Ngoma district, especially Mugesera sector, the president’s meeting venue is still lagging behind because the cable is yet to reach there.

“I am going to follow up on why Fibre Optic Cable did not reach you. You should be hearing about it in just stories,” Kagame said amidst cheering from the crowd.

Rwanda is already at the crossroads in investing in ICT in education. Currently, 244,793 laptops have been distributed in 722 schools nationwide. Three million pupils in Rwandan primary schools are set to benefit this new technology which was dubbed ‘One laptop per child’ programme.

In the past few years, ICT has been the driving engine for transformation of the education sector, and allocated with 20% of the national budget, approximately $494 million of $2.47 billion.

Meanwhile, President Kagame challenged Ngoma District residents to support government in fighting poverty.

“To defeat poverty, we must work together to develop ourselves and begin by building on the resources we have.”

Kagame’s reaction came after Ngoma District Mayor, Nambaje Aphrodis, said that the district has been ranked among the poor in the country.

A recent Integrated Household Living Conditions Survey indicates that Ngoma District is the 9th poorest among the 30 district, with 19.5% of its 380,000 population below poverty line, while 46% of them remain relatively poor.

The district mayor told KT Press that most of the challenges attributed to growing poverty levels include, among others, lack of funds to establish Irrigation schemes in response to drought.

“In collaboration with Agriculture Ministry, we set aside 1200 hectares of land for irrigation but this requires Rwf40 billion which the district cannot fund,” Nambaje said.

The district’s economy largely depends on farming and commercial activities, with an annual revenue turnover of Rwf802million. Kagame pledged a tarmac road from Ngoma district to Karongi district in Western Province as part of supporting trade and other activities.

The President’s Citizen Outreach programme will proceeds to Nyagatare district tomorrow.

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Sake:Amajile yabakijije imfu zaterwaga n’impanuka zo mu mazi

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Sake:Amajile yabakijije imfu zaterwaga n’impanuka zo mu mazi

Posted on 28 April 2016 by peter

Abakoresha  ikiyaga cya Sake mu Karere ka Ngoma mu ngendo zabo bavuga ko umwambaro ubarinda impanuka mu mazi”jile”watumye ntawe ukicwa n’amazi.

Sake:Amajile yabakijije imfu zaterwaga n’impanuka zo mu mazi

Kwambuka bambaye Jile ibafasha kutarohama igihe habaye impanuka mu mazi byabarinze ubwoba bahoranaga bambuka ikiyaga

Abakoresha iki kiyaga mu ngendo zabo za buri munsi bavuga ko batarabona amajile iyo habaga impanuka abagwagamo abatazi koga bapfa none ubu ngo ntawukihasiga ubuzima.

Ntihabose Angelique,umwe mu bakoresha iki kiyaga ava Sake yambuka ajya mu murenge wa Jarama mu bucuruzi bwe,avuga ko kutamenya koga byatumaga yarahoranaga ubwoba bwinshi yambuka bitewe nuko hari abagwagamo bagapfa.

Yemeza ko ubu uwambaye ijile iyo aguyemo ntakibazo agira kuko adashobora kumanuka hasi ahubwo imufasha kuguma hejuru areremba agatabarwa.

Yagize ati” Njye iki kiyaga ngikoresha buri munsi mu bucuruzi bwanjye nkora.Sinzi koga.Bitewe n’abagwagamo bagapfa btazi koga iyo najyagamo numvaga mfite ubwoba bwinshi ko najye nagwamo.Ubu ntakibazo habaye impanuka ijile igufasha kutarohama bigatuma bagutaba ukiri muzima.”

Ndikubwayezu Jean Baptiste umwe mu bambutsa muri iki kiyaga cya Sake avuga ko ubu bagendana n’igihe bagashaka ibikoresho byarinda impanuka abo batwaye dore ko baba ari benshi.

Yagize ati”Iyo ubwato bwagwagamo abarimo uwabaga atazi koga yarapfaga ariko ubu turishimira ko niyo haba impanuka abagenzi bose twabakuramo ari bazima kuko ii jile uyambaye ntashobora kwibira ahora areremba hejuru akaba yatabarwa ataragira ikibazo.

Nshimiyimana Etienne ushinzwe umutekano w’ikiyaga cya Sake muri koperative y’abarobyi ya Sake COPEDUSA, avuga ko urenze ku itegeko ryo kwambika abagenzi amajile abihanirwa n’amategeko.

Yagize ati”Hagize urenga ku itegeko akambutsa abagenzi nta Jile bambaye nanjye nicyo nshinzwe ni uguhita mushyikiriza ubuyobozi bukamuhana.Ntago bibaho buri wese yambuka yambaye Jele kandi n’abagenzi ntibagukundira kwishora mu mazi batayambaye.”

Jile zifasha uri mu mazi kutibira igihe agize impanuka akagwamo,kuzambara ubu ni itegeko ku muntu wese ugiye mu mazi,yaba azi koga cyangwa atabizi.Gusa haracyagaragara imbogamizi kuri bamwe mu bazi koga usanga bajya mu mazi batazambaye cyane cyane abagiye kuroba.

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Change of color in April 2016

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Why Is Lake Kivu Changing Colours?

Posted on 26 April 2016 by peter

Lake Kivu

Lake Kivu

In the past few weeks, Lake Kivu suddenly began changing colours. Residents on the shores have been taking selfies and sharing on social media.

Photos of the colour changing lake attracted several comments on social media and there was no sign that the lake waters would return to normality.

This caused panic. However, scientists have since laboured to explain why the lake water has been switching colours from blue to green and to pale white.

August Marie Christine Umutoni, the head of the Lake Kivu Monitoring Program (LKMP) told KT Press that people should not be worried. It is referred to as ‘lake whitening’, she said.

Umutoni said lake whitening is caused by weather changes. She said a similar occurrence in lake Kivu was reported in 2005 and 2013.

However, residents have mixed feelings about this rare phenomenon. They are worried considering this lake seats on massive deposits of methane gas which always spills negligible levels into the lake.

People around the lake are spreading several myths and fairy tales which continue to create a sense of fear.

But LKMP has been monitoring regularly the stability of the lake and the integrity of its ecosystem and the program’s experts have carried out investigations and analyses to understand and explain this phenomenon.

Reviews of some literature on the lake and consultation with external experts have also been done.

It has been concluded that the change of color of Lake Kivu is a natural, safe and reversible phenomenon called WHITENING. It happens in many lakes and it has happened on Lake Kivu before.

What is Lake Whitening?

Whitening occurs in many lakes in the world. It for example happened last year on Lake Geneva in Switzerland; it appears sometimes in Lake Ontario in Canada.

Normal color of Lake Kivu

Normal color of Lake Kivu

Change of color in April 2016

Change of color in April 2016

Lake whitening appears in hard lakes rich in carbonates, when water temperature and pH are high.

It occurs in Lake Kivu when the stratification of the surface waters is shallow. The current whitening of the lake actually started in March 2016.

When it started, the colour was grey and the water of the lake appeared milky. Now the lake looks more turquoise or green.

The meteorological conditions encountered on the lake since March (high air temperature, high humidity and high irradiance) favored this situation.

Observations made by the LKMP team revealed that the stratification is really shallow, 28m deep, with high water temperature and pH above 9.2.

In those conditions, the carbonates usually dissolved in the lake’s water are over-saturated and co-precipitate with calcium in the form of small calcite particles.

These particles are white, so it gives a milky or turquoise appearance to the lake’s water.

On the other hand, carbon dioxide gas present in water is consumed by green algae (Cynobacteria), which grow in the lake and make the water look green when observed from far.

This process is thus normal and reversible. Experts say it should last only a few weeks and, at the end of the rainy season, these calcite particles will simply sink and accumulate in the lake sediments.

They also say that lake whitening is a harmless phenomenon for people and for the local fauna and flora. Swimming, navigation and fishing are safe and still allowed.

A magnificent view of lake Kivu from a guesthouse

A magnificent view of lake Kivu from a guesthouse

Connection to climate/weather change?

Change of the color of the lake was triggered by specific weather conditions. It results from a shallow stratification of Lake Surface which triggers a calcite precipitation.

The deep stratification of the lake remained stable and deep waters did not mix with surface waters. Lake Kivu has not yet been affected by the global warming. The changes are normal weather changes.

However, what the experts insisted on is that, the lake’s whitening is not caused by the current extraction of methane gas nor by recent seismic and volcanic activities of Nyiragongo and Nyamulagira as many had suspected.

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

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Ce nouvel Hôtel Beach Resort qui est en pleine construction sur le lac Burera

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Burera : Les hôteliers sont priés de réduire les prix pour les Rwandais

Posted on 23 April 2016 by peter

Hôtel Montana Vista, un des hôtels érigés dans le centre de Kidaho District de Burera

Hôtel Montana Vista, un des hôtels érigés dans le centre de Kidaho District de Burera

La commission de trois sénateurs s’est rendue dans le District de Burera au Nord du Rwanda pour voir le développement du touristique dans cet endroit.

Ces sénateurs ont demandé aux propriétaires des hôtels de réduire les prix pour encourager les Rwandais à fréquenter les hôtels et aimer les produits fabriqués au Rwanda afin d’augmenter le nombre de clients.

Le Rwanda envisage d’augmenter le nombre des Rwandais qui utilisent les services des hôtels jusqu’à 30% d’ici 7ans. Le nombre des Rwandais qui s’intéressent aux services des hôtels augmenteront à travers les publicités, les services de qualité avec les prix abordables.

Au cours de leurs entretiens avec les autorités du District de Burera et les agents concernés par le tourisme, ils ont déclaré  que dans ce District il y a deux hôtels. Mais un autre hôtel près du lac de Burera est en cours de construction.

Les propriétaires de ces hôtels ont présenté les prix de leurs services d’hôtels. Les sénateurs ont constaté que les prix sont très élevés, très chers pour les Rwandais.

Hôtel Virunga Safari Volcano Lodge, dans les hauteurs qui surplombent les lacs Burera et Ruhondo et les volcans

Hôtel Virunga Safari Volcano Lodge, dans les hauteurs qui surplombent les lacs Burera et Ruhondo et les volcans

Sén. Jacqueline Muhongayire qui dirigeait cette délégation a dit que « les propriétaires des hôtels devraient retenir que le tourisme n’est pas réservé seulement aux étrangers », leur suggérant de mettre en place « les prix abordables pour les Rwandais ».

Emmanuel Ahishakiye de l’Hôtel Virunga Safari Volcano Lodge, a rassuré que ces mesures sont déjà en place. « Les propriétaires des hôtels sont d’accords avec les sénateurs et ont déjà mis en place les prix abordables pour les Rwandais même si ils viennent en petit nombre car le tourisme n’est pas dans la culture Rwandaise ».

Ce nouvel Hôtel Beach Resort qui est en pleine construction sur le lac Burera

Ce nouvel Hôtel Beach Resort qui est en pleine construction sur le lac Burera

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New Phone System Now Allows Rwandans To Access Status Of Land

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New Phone System Now Allows Rwandans To Access Status Of Land

Posted on 16 April 2016 by peter

New Phone System Now Allows Rwandans To Access Status Of Land

menu on phone that leads to access land information

Rwandans can now easily check the status of a particular plot of land by using their mobile phones as opposed to the long queues at land offices across the country.

The government is partnering with MTN-Rwanda to extend this innovation to the public.

Marie Grace Nishimwe, who works for the department  of Land Management and Titles in the Natural Resources Authority encourages the public to embrace the new application.

“Subscribers need to dial *651# and then Yes. From the menu one can select the language and also insert the land plot number. The system fetches information about the requested plot number,” she told KT Press earlier today.

The subscriber will be able to know the status of the plot whether it is disputed or presented as collateral at any bank.

This enables any interested buyers to probe the land before committing any transactions.

Rwanda has an area of 26 thousands square kilometers. The national land center has about 11 million registered parcels of land. Owners are issued with land titles which they can use as collateral to obtain bank loans.

In 1999, the government of Rwanda passed a series of laws, regulations and policies designed to reform its land tenure system.

The new legal framework was adopted in 2004 providing general guidelines for efficient use of land resources.

Meanwhile, the public has welcomed the innovation with positive feedback. “This is what we call technology based development, says Lys Umwiza on her Facebook post.

“Absolutely amazing,” says Abou-bakr Mulangwa.

New Phone System Now Allows Rwandans To Access Status Of Land

Land use across the country

New Phone System Now Allows Rwandans To Access Status Of Land

Source: KTPress

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