Kigali City Council to spend over two billion francs on streetlights

Kigali City Council has allocated 2.6 billion Rwandan francs to erect street lights on several roads in the city, stretching up a distance of 41 km. The funds will also see the old street lights replaced with new ones.

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The development was announced by the Vice Mayor of Kigali City in charge of Finance and Economic Affairs, Alphonse Nzeyimana asserting that, the streetlights would be put up along the Remera-Kabuga, Kimironko-Zindiro, Kinamba-Nyabugogo and Nyabugogo-Ruliba roads, in total of 41 kilometres.

Nzeyimana indicated that instalment works are to be complete before the end of November because everything is already available.

He said the objective of installing street lights is aimed at promoting security in the city adding that road safety will be looked at and also beautifying Kigali streets.

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The official added that the street lights will also improve the socio-economic welfare of Kigali residents saying that they will enable members of the business community to operate for extended hours.

In its plan of sustainable development and social well being of citizens, Rwanda allocates cleanness at the fore front. Kigali city has so far been awarded the most prestigious human settlements accolade in the world – the Habitat Scroll of Honour awards which the street lights are to strengthen.

 

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