Thousands of years ago, when Musanze’s volcanic mountains were still active, they erupted and poured magma across the region. This didn’t leave the soils only fertile but left large chunks of rocks that can be exploited for construction purposes.
Bishop Rucyahana as one of the most effective leaders and social entrepreneur noticed the environmental degradation and calls to protect the environment. Innovatively initiating a project that would provide alternatives to burning building bricks, introducing cement blocks and volcanic rocks to replace bricks.
After retiring from his spiritual leadership, he started a factory called HAKI that makes alternative construction materials among them are cement and volcanic rock blocks for building and paving.
“With deep concerns to our deteriorating environment I thought of bringing alternative sources of construction materials like cement blocks and pavers starting right here in Musanze,” said Bishop Rucyahana.
These kind of materials are known to be durable and are supportive of the environment because they limit the use of burned brick controlling the destruction of trees.
Bishop Rucyahana continues to be an engine of development in Musanze district and has also invested in real estate where he constructed Pearl Estates. Through his company he built a housing estate in Musanze town in support of the housing sector that was lacking decent houses.
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