Kigali residents urge city authority to expedite upgrade of alternative roads ahead of CHOGM

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Kigali residents urge city authority to expedite upgrade of alternative roads ahead of CHOGM

Yanditswe November, 19 2019 at 11:15 AM



Across section of citizens are calling on the government to build more alternative roads that will be used during the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) slated for June next year. This comes as these citizens say that most major roads are restricted when Kigali hosts major meetings and conferences. 

Kigali city officials say that this is being looked into and given priority.

The vice mayor of the city of Kigali in charge of urbanisation and infrastructure Dr Nsabimana Erneste says this will soon no longer be an issue as it is a priority being worked on.

We thought about this issue ahead of CHOGM , we have roads that have been made or constructed so that no one is inconvenienced and the flow of traffic is moving. There are different roads like the Nyabisindu nyarutarama, we also are constructing another route that goes through the Gasabo district office crossing through to sports view, airtel. we have the Kimihurura road through to Rwandex, we have another route Kabeze-alpha palace . all these are under construction to ease transportation," Nsabimana said. 

Crisscrossing along Kigali city one will easily see a number of ongoing construction works on new roads or upgrading the existing routes.   

Nsabimana adds that the airports parking place is also being revamped to accommodate more planes, this is in hand with the revamping of major roads in the city of Kigali.

President Paul Kagame during a presser with journalists also touched on the countries readiness Ahead of CHOGM .

"Everything is on the right path. We are working closely with the countries and officials so that everything is smooth. Everything is on track ahead of the meeting," Kagame said. 

Leaders from all 53 Commonwealth countries are expected to attend.

The theme for the meeting is ‘Delivering A Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming’. Five sub-themes have been identified for discussion: Governance and Rule of Law, ICT and Innovation, Youth, Environment, and Trade.

Fiona Mbabazi reports 





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