Hima Cement has commissioned a water borehole in Nyagatare in a bid to promote access to clean drinking water for the area residents.
The people in the Eastern Province of the country have been having challenges accessing clean water and this addition by Hima Cement will be a relief in the community. This water facility is estimated will serve thousands of people who would have to travel long distances in search of clean water.
While handing over the donation, Jimmy Mugabo, Hima Cement representative in Rwanda, expressed optimism that the borehole will make a difference in the community.
"In many parts of the world water is a scarce resource. We are pleased to know that through this water project, Hima Cement has helped thousands of Rwandese families access clean water and ultimately improve their overall health and well-being." Mr. Mugabo said during the handover ceremony.
"Hima Cement believes strongly in empowering local communities through sustainable access to safe drinking water and nurturing the environment," he added.
Stanley Muganwa, Nyagatare's Vice Mayor of Economic Affairs urged the local leaders and residents of Nyagatare to manage the water well so that it can benefit everyone.
"We would like to thank Hima Cement for identifying a need in this community and offering them a solution that will go a long way in improving the lives of many people here," Mr. Muganwa added in his appreciation speech.