A flat that was constructed at a price of Rwf 200 million in Gakenke district is expected to be grounded down by fires before a new complex that will house a Technical Vocation Education and Training is built in the same place.
The one floor flat was constructed a decade ago with intent by the local government to be the headquarters of the Gakenke district leadership but could not be utilized when the offices had to be moved to be central between Ruhondo and Cyabingo commune that formed Bugarura district later also replaced by the former.
The flat is still in strong shape and could be simply improved by additional flats to accommodate youths that will attend the TVET in the same district.
Vice-Mayor in charge of Economic Development for Gakenke District,Aimé François Niyonsenga, says that the structure will be burnt down to pave for another complex but locals cite that funds were wasted on the building which could have otherwise improved education of their children.
“We agreed with Workforce Development Authority (WDA) to burn down the building. Construction works on the new complex will start in March,” he said.
Government has invested billions in the construction of 14 new TVET schools in different districts of the country to decentralize vocation training and engage more youths in skills development.