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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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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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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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Inmates waiting for their visitors

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Rwanda’s Maximum Security Prison Turns Into Museum

Posted on 08 April 2016 by peter

Kigali central Prison

Kigali central Prison

Rwanda’s largest and oldest maximum security prison, commonly known as 1930, will become a Museum by June this year.

Kigali Central Prison, located in the heart of Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, is going to be a touristic site for both local and foreign visitors to learn more about the country through this historic facility.

Kigali City Mayor, Monique Mukaruriza,  told KTPress that, “It is a government facility. When the inmates relocate, we shall turn it into a museum.”

The idea is to make it a general history museum, not prison history museum, Mukaruriza clarified.

All inmates will be relocated to a newly constructed Butamwa prison in Nyarugenge district, also in Kigali City.

Meanwhile, the history of 1930 prison, and all other prisons in Rwanda, will be kept at Musanze Prison in the northern province.

Musanze prison hosted Rukara Rwa Bishingwe, a village chief who would later be executed for killing a colonialist who had offended him.

Alphonse Umuliisa, the Director General of Institute of National Museums of Rwanda told KT Press the 1930 museum would contribute much to tourism.

“The same way Germans’ history in Rwanda is exhibited at Kandt House; this prison will also help exhibit Belgians’ history in Rwanda,” he said.

While the natural history Museum-Kandt House was the first modern house by Germans in Kigali, the nearby Kigali Central Prison was the first modern house by Belgians in Kigali.

According to the Minister of Internal Security, Sheikh Musa Fazil Harelimana, the City of Kigali is free to decide the use of the facility after the prison relocates to Butamwa.

The City Council might find a developer to maintain that structure.

Previously, city authorities had said they were looking for a developer, who would turn the prison into a heritage hotel.

Elsewhere, Robben Island, in Western Cape (South Africa) where Nobel Peace prize laureate Nelson Mandela spent part of his 27-year jail term has become a famous museum.

If turned into a museum, Kigali Central Prison will be the 9th museum in Rwanda.

The latest museum is Campaign against Genocide Museum. From the parliament facilities, it exhibits the zeal of Rwanda Patriotic Front(RPF) Inkotanyi who stopped the Genocide against all odds.

The Gicumbi based Mulindi wa Byumba cave that was used by Rwanda’s President Paul Kagame during the liberation struggle is also part of Campaign against Genocide Museum.

Inmates waiting for their visitors

Inmates waiting for their visitors

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

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Basangiye ku ntango y’ubumwe

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Kageyo ya Gasabo n’iya Ngororero mu guteza imbere ubukerarugendo

Posted on 29 March 2016 by peter

Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w’Umurenge wa Kageyo muri Ngororero  avuga ko umubano wihariye bafitanye n’Umudugudu wa Kageyo muri Gasabo ugamije guteza imbere ubukerarugendo.

Basuye ingoro y’Umwami ihehereye Kageyo muri Ngororero

Basuye ingoro y’Umwami ihehereye Kageyo muri Ngororero

Nyiransabimana Marie Josee,Umunyamabanga Nshingwabikorwa w ‘Umurenge wa Kageyo asanga abatuye uwo mudugudu uhererye mu Kagali ka Kibagabaga, Umurenge wa Kimironko mu Karere ka Gasabo bazafasha mu kumenyekanisha ibyiza nyaburanga bishingiye ku mateka.

Basangiye ku ntango y’ubumwe

Basangiye ku ntango y’ubumwe

Agira ati « Ni Umudugudu utuwe n’abantu b’incuti zacu. Igihe badusura hano bituma bamenya amateka ya hano kandi bakanaharatira abandi. Harimo n’abayobozi ku rwego rw’Igihugu ku buryo badutera inkunga cyangwa bakadukorera ubuvugizi ».

Kuri uyu wa 26 Werurwe 2016, abantu 40 bo muri uwo mudugudu basuye Umurenge wa Kageyo, aho bafatanyije n’abaturage baho bakoze umuganda wo gutunda amabuye yo kubakira abatishoboye, basiza ibibanza 2 ndetse banaharura imihanda yo mu mudugudu, imirimo yahawe agaciro ka miliyoni y’u rwanda.

Musaniwabo Eugenie, Umuyobozi w’Umudugudu wa Kageyo muri Gasabo avuga ko bahitamo iri zina barikuye kuri Kageyo ya Ngororero.

Ati « Amateka y’aha hantu ashingiye ku mwami Kigeri IV Rwabugiri ni yo yatumye duhitamo iri zina. Ubu tuzakomeza tuzamure ubucuti kandi aha hantu hashyirwe imbaraga habe nyaburanga koko ».

Senateri Harerimana Fatou, Visi perezida wa sena y’u Rwanda utuye muri uwo mudugudu na we wazanye n’abandi gusura Kageyo ya Ngororero avuga ko bazakora ubuvugizi maze hakubakwa vuba n’ubwo ubuyobozi bw’Akarere bwabitangiye, anabizeza inkunga.

Abatuye umudugudu wa Kageyo biteguye gutanga ubufasha bwabo mu kuzitira ahitwa « mu miko y’abakobwa », kuko nta kirahakorwa bityo ibikorwa by’ubuhinzi bikagenda bihasatira .

Mbere y’ubusabane bwahuje aba baturage, bateye igiti cy’ubutwererane mu busitani bw’umukore wa Rwabugiri. Musabyeyzu Charlotte, ushinzwe imiyoborere myiza wari uhagarariye ubuyobozi bw’Akarere, yashimye ubushake abatuye Umudugudu wa Kageyo bagaragaje bwo kugirana ubutwererane kandi abizeza ko ubuyobozi bw’Akarere buzashyigikira uwo mubano.

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Lions in their natural habitat

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Rwanda’s King Of The Jungle Expectant

Posted on 17 March 2016 by peter

Lions in their natural habitat

Lions in their natural habitat

There is excitement at Rwanda’s Akagera National Park as the lionesses introduced last year are showing signs they will deliver cubs very soon.

“Looking at their behaviour today, we presume that two lionesses are pregnant and may give birth in couple of months,” Jes Gruner, the manager of Akagera National Park told KT Press.

Gruner said their bellies are becoming relatively massive, and their movements declining, which are some of the signs they could be pregnant.

It is just in a couple of months that tourists to the national park in Eastern Rwanda will have an opportunity to see a complete family of the lions with cubs.

In 2015, Rwanda received seven lions; five females and two males, donated by Phinda and Tembe Elephant Reserves, both located in South African province of KwaZulu-Natal.

The lions were brought to the park in June 2015, filling a gap that existed since 1990s when lions became extinct.

Science says both male and female lions become sexually mature between 24 and 27 months.

Before its is four years, a female can give birth to her first offsprings, with a gestation period of 100 to 120 days.

The life expectancy of a female is between 10 to 15 years, but it can increase to 18 years, while a male lasts for 14 to 16 years.

Gruner said, a lion can produce up to four cubs, “but chances for all of them to survive is not a hundred per cent because of predators, like hyenas in the park.”

Meanwhile, the Rwandan lions are fine, with their main prey being warthogs, zebra and buffalos.

Normally, for a lion to afford a buffalo there has to be a deadly fight between the two. One would be worried that the handful lions could lose in such fights which would again decline the population of the big cats in the jungle.

“Lions are too wise; they only target weak buffaloes, like the old, the sick and the young ones. They avoid risky attacks of strong beefs,” says Bruner.

Rwanda is planning to bring rhinoceros this year to Akagera, to complete the number of the Big Five which include lion, elephant, buffalo, leopard and rhinos.

Gruner is thankful that Rwandans are flocking to the park after the lions were introduced. Last year, the number of visitors was 32,000, with Rwandans representing 44% of this number.

To visit Akagera National park, Rwandans and citizens of East African Community member countries pay Rwf4000.

International residents pay $25 while international visitors pay $35.

SOURCE : KT-PRESS

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Abitabiriye amahugurwa na bamwe mu bakozi ba INMR

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Abashinzwe iby’umuco  barasabwa kwita ku hantu ndangamurage

Posted on 30 January 2016 by peter

Alphonse Umuliisa umuyobozi w’ikigo cy’ingoro z’umurage

Alphonse Umuliisa umuyobozi w’ikigo cy’ingoro z’umurage

Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda cyahwituye abakozi b’Uturere tw’Igihugu bafite umuco mu nshingano zabo basabwa kwita ku hantu ndangamurage. 

Ibi byabereye mu mahugurwa y’iminsi ibiri yatangiye ku wa 28 Mutarama 2016 arimo kubera mu karere ka Nyanza akaba yateguwe n’ Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda.

Abitabiriye amahugurwa na bamwe mu bakozi ba INMR

Abitabiriye amahugurwa na bamwe mu bakozi ba INMR

Aya mahugurwa yatangijwe n’umuyobozi mukuru w’Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda, Alphonse Umuliisa yitabiriwe n’abakozi b’uturere bafite iby’umuco mu nshingano zabo mu  gihugu.

Umuliisa Alphonse yavuze ko bateguye ayo mahugurwa kugira ngo bafashe abo bakozi b’uturere kurushaho kwita ku hantu ndangamurage bafite kandi babikore babifitiye ubumenyi bazavana muri ayo mahugurwa.

Yasobanuye ko hafi mu turere twose tw’u Rwanda bafite ahantu ndangamurage gusa ngo bamwe barahangiza ndetse ku buryo bwaganisha no gusibanganya amateka yaho kandi aho hantu hafitiye Igihugu akamaro.

Ati “ Mu Rwanda dufite ahantu ndangamurage harenga 500 hagomba kwitabwaho kugira ngo hagirire abanyarwanda n’Igihugu cyabo akamaro hinjiza amafaranga ndetse n’abantu bakahabona imirimo ijyanye no kuhitaho”.

Uyu muyobozi w’Ikigo cyIngoro z‘Igihugu z’Umurage w’u Rwanda yatangaje ko hagati y’iki kigo n’abo bakozi hagomba ubufatanye mu kuhabyaza umusaruro hakanamenyekanishwa mu ruhando mpuzamahanga.

Bamwe mu bitabiriye ayo mahugurwa bavuga ko hamwe na hamwe uturere twabo tuzwiho ubintu bike gusa ibindi ugasanga ntibimenyekana nyamara nabyo byakwinjiriza Igihugu amafaranga atubutse.

Uwumuremyi Emelienne umukozi w’akarere ka Musanze ufite umuco mu nshingano ze yatangaje ko usibye kuba akarere kabo kazwiho kubamo ingagi n’ibirunga hari n’ahandi hantu ndangamateka hatamenyekana.

Atanga urugero yagize ati “Hari ahantu hazwi nko mu Gihondohondo ariko hari ishyamba rya Buhanga niho abami bose b’u Rwanda barahiriraga n’ubwo baturaga I Nyanza”.

Yakomeje avuga ko aho hantu hari amateka atagomba gusibangana kandi ko hafashwe neza hagirira u Rwanda n’abanywaranda akamaro.

Mu Rwanda ubu hari ingoro umunani zisurwa cyane ariko hari n’ahandi hantu ndangamurage harenga 500 mu gihugu.

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