On February 23, 2019, the University of Rwanda Rusizi campus (UR-CBE) in collaboration with Gihundwe Sector and the local authorities organized Umuganda. The aim of Umuganda was to launch the newly completed learning complex to community as well as clear the surrounding bushes, plant trees and repair broken roads leading to the campus which were broken down by heavy roads. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Rwanda Prof. Philip Cotton was in attendance.
The campus staff were joined by students, local authorities and Shagasha cell residents, Rwanda Defence Force (RDF) and Rwanda National Police (RNP) also join the campus community during the community works.
During the community works different activities were conducted: cleaning the road leading to the campus from the main road, paving the area near the main entrance, planting trees and ‘’paspalum’’ in the campus compound.
After the community works’’Umuganda’’, different interventions were made; the Head of Rusizi Campus expressed her gratitude to the local authorities and the surrounding community at large, companies like Shagasha and I &M, Equity banks.
The executive secretary of Gihundwe sector, the RDF representative also thanked the population for attending ‘’umuganda’’ as responsible citizen. They all insisted on the fact that the local population should own the campus because the campus was built for them and their future generations.
The VC addressing those who attended “Umuganda’’ at Rusizi Campus
The Vice chancellor of the University of Rwanda in his remarks started by thanking the local population for attending ‘’Umuganda’’ in mass, he insisted on the importance of having a university campus in this area and the ownership by the local residents. He took the occasion to thank HE the President of The Republic of Rwanda for the nice building he pledged and donated to the University of Rwanda.