15 June 2012

Rwanda: E U to Finance Development Projects Linking DRC and Neighbouring Districts in Rwanda

The European Union will soon account to fund projects meant to develop women who make the cross boarder business between the districts of Rusizi and Rubavu in Rwanda and the towns of Goma and Bukavu in DRC.

It is in this context that an E.U delegation conducted a working visit to the Rwanda-Congo border at Rusizi in a bid to exchange ideas with Rusizi district authorities on the implementation of these projects under the development of women.

Among the projects to be funded by the European Union includes cross-border trade and the fisheries projects in Lake Kivu.

These projects will be spearheaded by women partly to curb them out of poverty. Mr Peter Baye, permanent secretary of the International French speaking Association for mothers welcomed the extraordinary step taken by Rwandan women in terms of cross-border trade compared to neighbouring countries.

He explained that the main purpose of their project is to support mothers who carry out cross-border trade and to promote this type of commerce.

Mr. Oscar Nzeyimana, Mayor of Rusizi district says that without doubt that these projects when fully funded will be a desired response to these two cities.

The beneficiaries of these projects are Rusizi, Rubavu and Kigali.

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