After an entrepreneur failed to construct Huye Taxi Park, the district authorities have left the matter to the advisory committee to decide if KVCS (Kigali Veterans Cooperative Society) takes on the activity.
When asked if allowing KVCS partnership is not awarding tender illegally, Eugene Kayiranga Muzuka, mayor of Huye district responded: “Sealing a partnership deal is not authorizing KVCS to build the taxi park, but to give us equal rights in awarding the tender to the contractors.”
“KVCS showed interest in building the taxi park which we have promised residents ever since 2006,” the mayor reveals.
Apart from KVCS, the Rwandan Diaspora had showed interest towards the building of the Huye taxi park but the administration chose the nearest cooperative for easy follow up, Kayiranga explains.
Another reason for choosing KVCS instead of Diaspora is that Diaspora sought permission before raising money which could have taken much time, mayor narrates.
Mayor Kayiranga notes: “Since this cooperative built Rubavu Taxi Park and planning to build another one in Kigali city, it gives us hope that working with KVCS will enable us deliver to our residents.”
However, it is planned that if KVCS fail, the district administration will include the plan in 2014/2015 financial year.