Kagame Donates Truck To Coffee Growers

President Paul Kagame today delivered a brand new Fuso truck worth Rwf40 million ($56,500) to members of COCAMU, coffee farmers cooperative in Kirehe District, Eastern Rwanda.

The President visited the cooperative in November last 2014 and commended the farmers for their contribution in increasing coffee production.

During the visit, Theopista Nyiramahoro, a resident and a member of the cooperative, thanked Kagame for spearheading development projects in the area that have helped change her life.

Nyiramahoro requested the president to send his aide to represent him at an event of sharing the cooperatives annual dividends worth Rwf 80 million ($111,000).

The truck that Kagame offered to members of COCAMU
The truck that Kagame offered to members of COCAMU

The President honoured the farmers’ request, sending Venantie Tugireyezu, a Minister in President’s Office. During the event, she announced a brand new truck as a gift from President Kagame.

While unveiling it today, she told farmers that: “This is a special gift from the President to facilitate transportation of coffe. His dream is to see every Rwandan developing in all aspects.”

Munyampenda Anastase, a resident said, “This is a sign of Kagame’s true character. He lives to his promise.”

COCAMU was founded in 2003 with 30 members, however, the number has increased to 582 members. They currently grow coffee on 414 hectares, with an annual return on investment worth Rwf100 million ($1.4 million).

More than 500 Coffee farmers
More than 500 Coffee farmers gathered at an annual event to share the cooperatives annual dividends.

 

Minister in President's office, Vanantie Tugireyezu during the ceremony to handover Kagame's pledge to coofee farmers cooperative in Kirehe district
Minister in President’s office, Vanantie Tugireyezu during the ceremony to handover Kagame’s pledge to coofee farmers cooperative in Kirehe district



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