By George Bamu on June 12, 2012
For skeptics of Denver based Water For People
’s goal to provide “full water coverage for the Rulindo district by 2014”, the goal seems too ambitious, or at least unrealistic. But not until you listen to the determination of the district’s mayor, Justus Kangwagye, who is the Rwandan governments’ point man to make sure this happens.
“If the entry point is water, then you can even talk of poverty reduction, you can talk of equality between man and woman,” according to Kangwagye, who was in Colorado recently.
The Rulindo district, which lies northeast of the Rwandan capital of Kigali, is in partnership with Water For People in what is called the “Rulindo Challenge” aimed at bringing the ambitious plan to fruition, with “safe water coverage for all 285,000 people in 494 villages.…
By George Bamu on June 5, 2012
Justus Kangwagye is not a football, basketball or soccer star and so you may not have heard his name before. But if you came across him in the streets you would think he is a star of sorts because of his height and appearance. Kangwagye is tall, soft spoken and also “a man of impeccable wisdom” according to the people who know him. He is also a former teacher.
Today, he is the mayor of the Rulindo district in Rwanda who came to Colorado recently as a guest of Denver based Water For People and Africa Agenda. The Rulindo district is the most business friendly district in all of Rwanda, according to Monica LaBiche Brown of Water For People.…
By Guest on May 28, 2012
The African nation of Rwanda is quite a distance from Aurora, Colorado, but on Thursday, May 10, it seemed closer to the city with the presence in Aurora and Denver of Rwandan mayor, Justus Kangwagye.
Kangwagye was invited by Africa Agenda to CCA for a discussion, Rwandan Progress, to recount the progress that Rwanda has made in the last decade. The nation is often cited as an example in Africa for its ability to transcend hatred and divisions into a twenty first century democracy and economy.
The Rwandan mayor is the recipient of the 2010-2011 Imhigo prize, offered by the Rwandan government to officials who meet the majority of their performance contract goals.…