Kigali, Rwanda – (African Boulevard News) – Rwandan President, Paul Kagame, visited several regions of the country affected by the recent floods that have claimed the lives of 131 people since last week. The President toured the affected areas including the districts of Kicukiro, Burera, Gakenke, Musanze, Gasabo, and Nyabihu.
During his visit, President Kagame interacted with the affected residents and expressed his sympathy to the families who lost their loved ones and properties. He also appreciated the efforts of the local authorities, emergency response teams, and other stakeholders who have been working around the clock to rescue and provide support to the affected citizens.
“The tragedy that has befallen us is a reminder that we must continue to invest in disaster preparedness and response mechanisms. We must also take measures to mitigate against the effects of climate change which is causing severe weather patterns,” said President Kagame.
According to the Ministry of Emergency Management, the floods were caused by heavy rainfall which resulted in the overflow of several rivers, causing widespread destruction of property, infrastructure, and displacement of people. The government’s disaster response team has been working to provide shelter, food, and medical assistance to the affected people.
The government has also set up an emergency response fund to support the affected communities. The President called on Rwandans to contribute to the fund and assist in any way possible to help those in need.
In a statement, the Ministry of Emergency Management assured the public that they will continue to monitor the situation and provide support to the affected communities until they fully recover.
As the world grapples with the effects of climate change, the Rwandan government has been taking steps to mitigate its effects by investing in renewable energy, afforestation, and promoting green initiatives.
“We must all embrace sustainable practices and take care of our environment to prevent disasters like this from happening again. We owe this to ourselves and future generations,” President Kagame emphasized.
The President’s visit to the affected regions and his message of hope and support to the citizens has been received positively by many. It is hoped that the government’s efforts will help the affected communities recover and rebuild their lives after the tragedy.
In conclusion, the President’s visit to the flood-hit regions highlights the government’s commitment to supporting its citizens during times of crisis. The call for action on climate change is a timely reminder of the importance of sustainable practices and the need to protect our environment.