Rwanda is championing a whole revolution that cannot be ignored. In 2008, it adopted the “Agasozi Ndatwa” (Model Village) approach and according to The Red Cross, the first village was launched in 2010 with technical and financial assistance from the Belgian Red Cross, European Union Directorate General Development and Cooperation and many other Red Cross chapters.
The futuristic programme was officially initiated in 2010, styled the Integrated Development Programme. The plan is to replicate the model villages throughout the country. It is probably one of the most impressive policies to be implemented by an African government in the 2010s.
The government has also led a fight against grass-thatched houses in rural areas (Nyakatsi) and the programme is also successfully bettering the lives of the rural poor.
By Tatenda Gwaambuka – The African Exponent