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Earth Day Celebration Rwanda: Urgent Action on Water Pollution and Waste Dumping is needed.

River Nyabugogo has become a dump site
River Nyabugogo has become a dump site

Today is #EarthDay2021 the main theme is Restore our Earth. Yesterday, 21st April, a team from the Democratic Green Party of Rwanda, visited River Nyabugogo, which flows in into River Nyabarongo-the distant source of River Nile. This river runs through Kigali City, near Kigali main Bus Park in Nyabugogo. It is affected by several bussiness activities, that including car garages, restourants, shops, and the sorrounding communities. A lot of household waste is directly dumped into the river and part of its catchment has become a dump-site.

This is deplorable and we strongly condemn these actions. We call upon all concerned Rwandan authorities especially the City of Kigali to add more efforts in protecting this river and the Nile Basin catchment in Rwanda at large. Urgent action on pollution and waste management is needed.

This will help us restore this brown water color to it’s original color and thus we will be doing our duty in Restoring our  Earth.

 We were assessing the extent of its pollution and are conducting a study on the Nile Basin Area in Rwanda.  Tomorrow, 23rd April, 2021, we shall present an inception Report of this study. Details will be shared.

 Dr.Frank Habineza [MP]

President, Democratic Green Party of Rwannda

River Nyabugogo has become a dump site
The colour River Nyabugogo  polluted by Soil erosion
Green Party members on the site