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Kigali-Gatuna Road Reopens To Heavy Trucks

by Oswald Niyonzima
12:22 pm

Kigali Gatuna road

The Kigali-Gatuna highway that was restricted to heavy trucks after a landslide at Rwankonjo-Cyumba Sector, last Sunday has been reopened to heavy trucks.

“Kigali-Gatuna Road traffic resumes for ALL vehicles. Works for emergency repairs completed,” Jean de Dieu Uwihanganye, State Minister in Charge of Transport in the Ministry of Infrastructures announced on Twitter Friday morning,

He also said that Traffic police is in the area for continuous traffic management as permanent repair is ongoing.

On Monday, May 14th, a team from the Ministry of Infrastructure led by the State Minister Uwihanganye went to the area together with contractors to assess rehabilitation needs, a trip after which the Minister said the road would reopen to trucks by Monday, May 21.

“The road is now open to heavy trucks. Police officers are deployed to the site to facilitate traffic flow as works are underway,” Rwanda Police twitted.

Jean Marie Vianney Gatabazi, Northern Province Governor has also come to twitter this morning to express his gratitude to the contracting parties for the quick response.

“We thank very much RwandaInfra @RTDARwanda and HORIZON @RwandaMoD for making everything possible to open up the road Kigali Gatuna road in less than 3days. Where political will is everything is possible,” he tweeted.