Inauguration Ceremony of safe water project in Muhanga District (May 22, 2018)

Ribbon cutting

Ambassador Miyashita observes water supply

The inauguration ceremony of the Project for the Construction of Mbare Aqueduct took place in Shyogwe Sector, Muhanga District on May 22. The Government of Japan provided USD 72,925 for the project, which was implemented by Movement for the Fight against Hunger in the World (MLFM). Under the project, 20 water fountains, one filtration system, one reservoir tank, one pressure adjustment tank and 11 km water pipe were newly constructed and installed in Shyogwe sector. This project will realize the improvement of water supply and hygiene in this area. This will also permit women’s participation in income generating activities and allow children to have time to go to school while reducing the time spent on water drawing labour.

Ambassador Miyashita’s speech

Interaction with the headmistress of Mbare Primary School

H.E. Mr. Takayuki Miyashita, Ambassador of Japan to Rwanda, said at the ceremony, “Today, I would like to celebrate the project completion with you all. I am especially happy that the children who used to fetch water from the bottom of the valley can go to school on a daily basis. This whole project has more than 10,000 beneficiaries in Shyogwe sector. I hope they can utilize the time they have to its fullest extent. This is the second time for MLFM to work hand in hand with the Government of Japan. I feel reassured that MLFM was doing their very best for the project management. From now on, Japan continues her support to help Rwandan citizens develop. Also, please maintain these water facilities well for your future generation.”

Donor signboard

Dancing in the ceremony

The Vice Mayor of Muhanga, Mr. Kayiranga, thanked the Government of Japan for solving sanitation problems by constructing water facilities in Shyogwe Sector. The country manager of MLFM, Mr. Fiordalisio, appreciated the assistance of the Government of Japan. The headmistress of Mbare Primary School, Ms. Dusabemariya said that many donors came promising us safe water but it never happened. Thus we are very happy to get some support from the Embassy of Japan in order to solve long-lasting water supply problems.