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Gasabo District gets 47 new classrooms constructed in partnership with RDF

The Minister of Local Government, Hon Francis Kaboneka inaugurated on 10th March 2016 forty seven classrooms constructed in different sites in Gasabo by Rwanda Defence Force/RDF Reserve Force in partnership with Gasabo District.


The classrooms came as a solution to children who were previously making long distances up to 6km to reach the schools or were congested in classrooms according to parents and schools authorities.

During the inauguration, the Minister was accompanied by different authorities including the RDF Reserve Force Chief Staff, Lt Gen Fred Ibingira, the Mayor of Gasabo District, Steven Rwamurangwa, Director General of Rwanda Education Board, Gasana Janvier and others.

They toured two sites at Groupe Scolaire Gatunga in Nduba Sector and at Fawe Girls’ School in Gisozi sector where the inauguration ceremony took place.

When addressing the gathering at Fawe Girls’School, Minister Kaboneka was pleased by the joint effort by Gasabo District and RDF in constructing modern classrooms.

He called the students to take advantage of facilities availed to them to improve their learning.”

The leadership of this country has made whatever it takes to help our children access better education, don’t misuse this opportunity; you are the hope for this nation.

We see you as future good leaders, engineers, pilots, doctors… for our country ‘’ Minister Kaboneka told the students. He encouraged the parents to make their contribution in supporting the government effort aimed at improving the education sector.

The RDF Reserve Force Chief of Staff, Lt Gen Fred Ibingira said that Rwanda Defence Force is mandated by the constitution to take part in the development of the country and against the background the Reserve Force jointly with other institutions in the country work together to achieve different projects assessed as a priority for the country.”

We are working for sustainable security where we provide good education to our children, where farmers and others in different sectors can work to eradicate the poverty, this is the war we are fighting today”

Gen Ibingira told the gathering emphasizing that Rwanda’s secret in development lies in good collaboration of institutions and citizens and the good leadership of the country.

Other authorities who spoke at the occasion hailed the government for all investments made in education and pledged for further development.

47 classrooms inaugurated include 12 classrooms built at Fawe Girls’school in Gisozi sector, 12 classrooms at Groupe Scolaire Nyarutarama in Remera Sector, 16 classrooms at Groupe Scolaire Gatunga in Nduba Sector and the rest were constructed at Ecole Primaire Rwankuba and Ngara respectively in Kinyinya and Bumbogo sectors.

By Robert Muriisa via RDF

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