NYAMIRAMBO: AGRUNI praised for its role in preventing and fighting the coronavirus epidemic

The AGRUNI company, which collects and transports waste from households, was congratulated by the NYAMIRAMBO sector for its excellent cooperation in terms of health and safety in the prevention and control of coronavirus.

This Friday 03/06/2020, NYAMIRAMBO sector, NYARUGENGE district in Kigali city woke up with a clean-up operation, educating the public on how to prevent the coronavirus which is a global epidemic, the ceremony was launched by the construction of toilets on the MIDUHA market, followed by community discussions while recalling good hygiene techniques, in particular regular hand washing.

MUTUYIMANA GABRIEL, the executive secretary of NYAMIRAMBO thanked AGRUNI for being the first partner and underlined that even if until now there is no present case of the coronavirus in RWANDA, everything must be done to avoid this virus and especially everything that goes with hygiene.

ALEXIS, the deputy director of AGRUNI, told the media that they have a plan to cooperate with the state in all sectors where they work on cleanliness, he also added: “We cannot say how much this program will cost us, but as of today, we have already used more than two million Rwandan francs, whether in the construction of market toilets, or with the project of “kandagira Ukarabe” which is a program of building sinks in companies and elsewhere that are used to always wash hands.

The chief of AGRUNI went on to say that their plan is to make the city of Kigali cleaner, but that if necessary, they would also arrive in the rural areas. He said: “Kigali is not the only one in need of cleanliness, we are coming soon to rural areas” and added that cleanliness is more than removing garbage from houses and bring them back to NDUBA machinary.

One of the participants in the event, UWIMANA RATIFA, told hanga.rw that they were pleased that the government was considering tackling this epidemic and telling people how to prevent it.

Coronavirus is a global epidemic, first reported in China, and prevention efforts are underway worldwide.

Good hygiene techniques are always emphasized as prevention. The mortality rate is estimated at 3.4% of confirmed positive patients in the world and that is why it is always advisable not to panic over the epidemic but also not underestimating it.