Rwanda: President Inaugurates Nzove Water Treatment Plant
President Paul Kagame yesterday inaugurated Nzove 2 water treatment plant which has significantly addressed water shortages in Kigali city over the past weeks. The plant, which has been running for about three weeks, doubled the production of clean water for the city of Kigali by providing an additional 25,000 cubic meters (m3)/day. With the population slightly, above 1.1 million people, and urbanization, at about 9 per cent per year, the City of Kigali has been facing persistent water shortages.
Residents of some city suburbs said water pressure has been steady and no water shortage has been experienced in some areas of Kicukiro and Nyarugenge districts—where Nzove water plant distributes.
At the launch, President Kagame, said that this is a significant indicator that 100 percent access to clean water will come to actuality. Kagame called on leaders to ensure the water treatment facilities are well maintained and citizens are able to benefit from its production.