Visit of Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to RAB Rwerere Station

Visit of Rt. Hon. Prime Minister to RAB Rwerere Station

The Right Honorable Prime Minister, Dr. Edouard NGIRENTE, paid a work visit to Rwanda Agriculture and Animal Resources Development Board (RAB)/ Rwerere Station in Burera District, on Monday, 23rd September, 2019. The Prime Minister was accompanied by Hon. Dr. Gerardine MUKESHIMANA, Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Hon. Solange KAYISIRE, Minister in charge of Cabinet Affairs (MINICAAF), Hon. Jean-Marie Vianney GATABAZI, Governor of Northern Province, Burera District authorities, Dr. Patrick KARANGWA, Director General of RAB, and other officials.  

At Rwerere station, the following activities were toured: research on variety development and seed value chains (potato, beans, wheat, hybrid maize, and apple), disease management (tree tomato), and infrastructure rehabilitation for decentralization of RAB operations at the farmers’ proximity.

The Prime Minister appreciated Rwerere Station activities, and promised a continued budget support to RAB stations rehabilitation.

Rwerere Station is one of 13 RAB stations, and assumes agriculture oversight in Burera and Gicumbi Districts. The station was established in 1957 for highland agriculture development.

The visit to RAB Rwerere Station was embedded in the Prime Minister’s two-day upcountry visit to Burera and Rulindo Districts on agendas pertaining to agriculture development, education and health.