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Dr. Mukeshimana reassures farmers with activities out of Kigali

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The Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Dr. Gerardine Mukeshimana has said that farmers practicing agriculture out of Kigali city as well as food sellers to the city will be facilitated to carry on their activities.

She has revealed this in a talk show aired on RBA following the imposition of lockdown in Kigali city to contain the spread of Coronavirus. The decision was taken during the cabinet meeting held on 18th January 2021.

“People seeking to visit farming activities out of Kigali will be facilitated to do so. We have delegated two staff members partnering with Police in such activities. Everyone in need to follow up own agricultural activities can contact them for support,” she said.

Dr. Mukeshimana also assured that upcountry farmers supplying food will continue as usual.

MINAGRI has also allowed people using bicycles and motorcycles to deliver milk to Kigali. These include farmers from some districts including Gicumbi and Rwamagana.
Among others, any vehicle transporting agricultural produce will be given pass.

During the two week-lockdown to be reviewed upon health assessment, markets selling foods and other agricultural produce are among services allowed to continue operations.

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