The Rwanda Defence Forces (RDF) this Monday 6th.May.2013 have started repairing the Kigali-Musanze road in Gashenyi sector in Gakenke District following the destruction due to landslides of Saturday morning 4th.May.2013.
RDF soldiers have started creating a temporary road beside the ruined one as an alternative way to be used during the period of the reconstruction.
The Chief of Defence Staff Lt. Gen. Charles Kayonga who officiated the repairing of this road on this Monday said that the process of the road repair should be done as soon as possible to open the main road to the public transportation.
The activity was also attended by District leaders, Governor Aime Bosenibamwe, Chief of Staff Reserve Force Lt.Gen. Fred Ibingira. Other RDF senior officials, government and local authorities were also working together to find solutions to the destroyed road in Rusagara cell Gakenke sector, a place where part of the road was about to split into parts
This road was split in about 30 meters width and the smallest part remaining would fall apart if there could be other heavy rains or transitory of heavy vehicles.
Rwanda’s Prime Minister Dr. Pierre Damien Habumuremyi was also present in the Monday morning to witness this ordeal that according to the RDF efforts the chaos may take short time to be settled and put many people and trade back to business.
The Minister for Infrastructure Prof. Silas Lwakabamba in the company of two state Ministers Emma Francoise and Dr. Alexis Nzahabwanimana were also present, helping to settle the transportation problem that has reduced the movement of people and their goods through Kigali and Musanze District.
The destruction of this road also damaged fibber optic wires as well as MTN telecommunication services but the communication problems are being solved is soon as possible in this area effectively from the morning of Monday 6th May 2013.