President Kagame on Friday visited Rubavu District in areas devastated by heavy rains and landslides, where where he met families living in camps after they were left homeless.
The president visited the Mahoko Commercial Center and Centre Scolaire Noel de Nyundo, where buildings and other school infrastructures were washed away by an overflow of water from the Sebeya River. He also visited Pfunda Tea Factory, which experienced severe damages as a result of the heavy rainfall.
The government has provided proper burials for the 131 people who died and distributed relief support to affected residents. It has also been working on evacuating and temporarily relocating residents from affected and high-risk areas as the rains continue.
More than 6,000 houses were swept by floods in the northern, western and southern provinces of Rwanda. The Western Province, which was most affected, has seen over 5,000 people displaced as rescue interventions continue to prioritize their permanent resettlement.
The Rwandan government will also put over 110 billion Rwandan francs ($98.5 million) toward rebuilding public infrastructure affected by the floods and landslides.