News of Rwanda (Kigali)

Rwandans Urged to Embrace Land Development Programs

Stanslas Kamanzi, Minister of Natural resources has urged Rwandese to participate in developing land and conserve the environment.

This was resolved on November 6th 2012 during the meeting that gathered Southern Province leaders, Armed forces and police in districts and environment protection officials in Muhanga district.

The Minister asserted: "if land is not cultivated, then it should be a forest. There is no need of having un developed pieces of land."

"Swamps should be cultivated as well instead of just lying idle," he adds.

The minister of natural resources highlights that leaders and all Rwandese should embrace land development for sustainable development.

Minister Kamanzi asked them to imitate South Korea which was hilly and had swamps, but land was developed in a short time because South Koreans embraced afforestation and village settlement programs.

Governor of the Southern Province, Alphonse Munyentwali points out that "some places are called forests yet they are almost void of trees. If they are forests, let trees be planted in plenty."

Minister Kamanzi calls upon all Rwandese to conserve the environment fighting land degradation like soil erosion and others.

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