Rwanda | Kamonyi: Nyarubaka sector residents decry famine
Francois Sebagabo, the executive secretary of Nyarubaka sector
Some residents of Nyarubaka sector have revealed that there is famine in their place and food is very expensive on markets.
However, the sector authorities say that the cause of food scarcity is the residents’ failure to reserve food in the granaries after harvesting.
According to the farmers, they last harvested in June season 2012B, and none of them kept some food, but only depend on the food bought from the market.
Because of high food prices, some homes have opted to have one meal a day, some residents reveal.
Nsengiyumva, a resident of Kigusa cell says that cassava price rose from Rwf150 to Rwf250 a kilo while beans increased from Rwf250 a kilo to Rwf500.
However, he does not have hope that famine will end soon because residents started growing for 2013A late.
Francois Sebagabo, executive secretary of Nyarubaka sector says that it’s common for famine (dubbed Gashogoro in Kinyarwanda) to strike during this time of the year.
To solve the problem, Sebagabo asserts that big granaries are being built in Nyarubaka sector where residents will be asked to keep food after harvesting to help in times like this.
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