By Mucyo Gilbert
The Kigali City vice Mayor in charge of Finance, Mr. Rumaragishyika Dieudonne presented the Kigali City Conceptual Master Plan to media representatives gathered in the Kigali City Council Conference Hall on this Friday December 5, 2008.
In his opening remarks, he appreciated the role of the media in the development of Rwanda and particularly of the City of Kigali. He said that Media are strategic partners and the link between the City authorities and the Kigali City citizen.
Ms. Lilian Mupende, Director of Urban Planning in the City of Kigali made the main presentation which was divided in three main parts; the Kigali City Conceptual Master Plan, the Development of the Central Business District and the Kinyinya Residential Township.
In the series of questions asked after the presentation, the main issues raised where the source of funds for the implementation of the Master plan, the relocation and expropriation process, the construction of basic infrastructure on relocation sites and the socio-economic aspects of the life of Kigali city citizen.
In his closing remarks, the Vice Mayor thanked all the participants and asked a more effective participation of the media in the sensitization of the Kigali City Master Plan. He also reiterated that media should provide accurate information to the population instead of helping the circulation of rumors in the public.