A young bamboo plant
Ngoma district has received about Rwf90 million to inject in Bamboo growing. The trees will be planted on the shores of Lake Sake in Ngoma district.
Bamboo trees are the source of income to many Ngoma residents, who make end products from the trees.
Additional bamboo forests were planted on 45 hectares along Lake Sake to improve residents’ social standards in form of crafts and to prevent soil erosion.
“Residents have been trained on making home use materials from the bamboo plants. With this addition, living standards will indeed improve,” says Frederic Munyensanga, from Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA).
Venant Uwiragiye, Environment officer in Ngoma says new Bamboo forests will improve the nature around the Lake hence attracting tourists.
The donation was made by Rwanda Natural Resources Authority (RNRA) and Rwanda Environment Management Authority (REMA) through the Decentralization and Environmental Management Project (DEMP), a five -year project put in place by the Government of Rwanda to conserve areas around lakes.