The minister of Health in Rukungiri district council who also doubles as the Nyarushanje sub-county district councilor Hon Mathius Rwabugumi has called upon residents of Nyarushanje sub-county in Rukungiri district to revive communal work locally known as Burungi bwasi as an indigenous strategy for development.
This followed the residents’ outcry to their district councilor Mr. Mathius Rwabugumi, over the poor state of roads and shortage of safe clean water in their area, during a communal work at a bridge connecting two villages of Nyakaju and Kagorogoro in Ndago parish Nyarushanje Sub-county in Rukungiri district who later showed him their water spring which is in a sorry state.
According to the residents, they are disadvantaged in terms of accessing safe water, markets, health centers, and education facilities due to the poor state of the facilities and infrastructure in their area.
They claim their area representatives forgot about them, adding that they ended up voting for them and since then, they haven’t returned to their area.
Mathius Rwabugumi in response commended them for communal work and urged them and other residents in other areas to emulate the people of Ndago parish if they want to transform their area.
He added that Bulungi Bwansi is the only way to go, especially in this rainy season, adding that the government cannot reach everywhere in service delivery since they are also constrained in terms of funds.
He contributed the whole cement needed and labor for the rehabilitation of their only water spring in the area.
The residents appreciated him for always remembering them, noting that he is the only leader in the area who has always reached out to them whenever they are in need.