In a move to construct a new cement plant, Rwf655m has been allocated for the expropriation of about 284 families in Muganza sector, Rusizi district in Western Province.
The money will be given out by CIMERWA, Rwanda’s only cement factory, to families and to be resettled by local leaders according to officials. About Rwf300,000 was paid to the sector for each family.
This was revealed by Jean Claude Barihuta the Director General of CIMERWA during a public consultation meeting held at Hotel Laico-Umubano yesterday.
CIMERWA intends to construct a new cement plant with a capacity to produce at least 600,000tpa. This means that the new plant would produce six times more cement than the old plant which produces 100,000tpa.