President Kagame on Saturday joined residents of Kicukiro District for the monthly Umuganda, which took place in Gahanga sector, where he laid the foundation stone for a school. He later inaugurated the first ever cricket stadium in Rwanda, constructed in the same sector.
Addressing residents from different sectors of Kicukiro District gathered in Gahanga, Kagame called on Rwandans to work harder and in collaboration with each other and the Government in order to improve their ways of living.
“Schools, electricity, hospitals and water are essential to our lives and these can only reach us if we work hard and live in imidugudu. Once we make our contribution through our efforts, whoever else wants to make a contribution will find us midway through. If we want progress and development, nothing can stop us from achieving it,” he said.
The inauguration of the cricket stadium was also attended by the Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Baroness Patricia Scotland, and hundreds of other guests.
The stadium is an initiative of the Rwanda Cricket Stadium Foundation, a non-profit organisation created in 2011 to build and manage the first dedicated international cricket ground in Rwanda. It is located on a site of 4.5 hectares in Gahanga, and its construction took about two years at a cost of nearly Rwf 2 billion, mostly raised through charity.