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Projet:Summary of weekly radio talk-show « Emission Club de la Presse: "Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru "

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

Date:03/10/2021

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In 2013, a law was passed to regulate the organization and functioning of cemeteries in Rwanda

Parliamentary Commission on Social Welfare had been analyzing the law for several days and was in talks with the authorities on the implementation of the law on the organization and functioning of cemeteries, in order to determine whether it would help to answer the questions that led to its establishment.

Urubuga rw’Itangazamakuru “(Club de la Presse) of this Sunday 03-10-2021 broadcasted in synergy by eleven radio stations across the country and a Television (TV Isango star) focused on “Law determining the organization and use of cemeteries in Rwanda: current challenges"

Guests

KAYIRANGA Jean Baptiste/ Legal Advisor MINALOC

MAHORO Eric/Never again Rwanda

NTAKIRUTIMANA Deus/journalist

In July 2021, the General Assembly of the Chamber of Deputies pointed out that there are problems with the cemeteries and the burial in Rwanda, although a law has been enacted to clarify how it should be done.

The guest said that there is a serious issue of burial and cemetery management.

These include: An increase in the number of deaths that are not related to the cemetery area to the extent, in order to bury it requires first digging and removing the one who was already buried.

The given the example of the Rusororo cemetery, which was completed 10 years earlier than expected.  The guests also mentioned the issue of the nature of the northern Rwanda soil (Muzanze ) which makes it difficult for the people to dig for burial because it is a volcanic soil. 

This makes digging grave impossible for residents thus requiring them to leave their residential district and go for burial graves in the neighboring district.

Audience especially northern province residents  raised the issue  that sometimes it is difficult to go to the cemeteries due to a long walking distance and it is necessary to bury their family members in their residential grounds but will later devalue the land when it is about to be sold to entrepreneurs.

Among the issues raised by the community, is the cremation where they said it is difficult to burn the body of your loved one and it is against Rwandan culture.

 

 

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