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Projet: Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

Activité:Talk show ″Urubugarw'itangazamakuru″ (Club de la presse)

Date:15/05/2022

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CHOGM 2022: Rwanda Working Round the Clock to Maintain Readiness

Rwanda is set to host members of the Commonwealth at the 26th Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM). It is the first to be held in Africa in over a decade.

The 26th CHOGM will be held in Kigali between June 20 and 26, under the theme ‘Delivering a Common Future: Connecting, Innovating, Transforming.’

The talk show of 15th May 2022 broadcasted in synergy by 13 radio and 2 TV stations was to discuss about “CHOGM2022: Rwanda’s Preparedness”

 The government spokesperson Alain Mukuralinda said that there have been improved and new infrastructure projects such as the expansion of deviation roads and other facilities being put in place to ensure the guests have a better experience while in Kigali.

Alain Mukuralinda said everyone's contribution was needed because the participants of the conference would also visit the country, and urged all service providers to be hospitable and welcoming.

Journalist Anthere Rwanyange said the public had little information about CHOGM and others are worried that their activities will be closed due to the meeting, especially those workig in some areas like Remera, Kimihurura and city Center.

He also shown the uncertainty about the infrastructures that are yet to be completed, and questioned whether they will be completed by the time of CGOGM, citing examples Sonotube-Gahanga-Akagera bridge road, Nyabugogo and Kimicanga roads.

Alain Mukralinda repried that all roads will be read “Sonotube-Gahanga-Akagera bridge road whose completion works have reached 96%, others have reached the completion rate of 70%. We are on the right track.”  He said

He added that there are secondary roads that will come in handy when dozens of high-profile delegations from around the world descend on the capital as several major roads will be blocked and reserved for guests. 

In hospitality sector, over 128 hotels country are fully prepared, with over 8000 rooms ready to host about 5000 to 6000 guests that are expected to attend CHOGM.

Analyst Teddy Kaberuka said CHOGM will be of great benefit to the private sector as participants will need to stay in hotels, transport, food, shopping, which is a major benefit to the country.

The audience via call-ins and messages expressed their concern, fearing that some jobs would be disrupted due to the areas in which they operate, especially as small businesses would not be allowed to move, and truck drivers who are already alerted that they will not be allowed to drive in Kigali.

 

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