Residents if Macuba sector in Nyamasheke District are supposed to take good care of the terraces made by Rural Sector Support Project (RSSP) by owning them and making them productive.
This was said by the vice mayor for finance and economic development of the District Charles Bahizi during the official opening of cultivation season 2013B in Nyamasheke district on Monday the 25th.Feb.2013.
Charles Bahizi participating in the planting
The official ceremony of starting of the 2013B season was held in Gatyazo village in Rugari cell in Macuba sector as different local leaders with local residents planted maize seeds in the terraces that were created in this village.
The terraces that were made by local people on the support of RSSP are meant to increase the production of farmers using them especially in the Land Use Consolidation program and planting selected crops.
The terraces made on the support of RSSP cover about 115 hectares and are worth Rwf145 million. Vincent Nsabuwera the director of agriculture in RSSP asked local people who will be farming on these terraces to make them productive by farming on them well for their own benefit.
The vice Mayor Charles Bahizi thanked RSSP for supporting agriculture in the whole district and ensuring the good wellbeing of all the people while creating terraces. He reminded the local people that the government spends a lot of money in projects like creating modern terraces to improve their productivity so they should payback by taking care of them and developing themselves.
Charles Bahizi with farmers
The representative of people who farm in these terraces in Rugari cell in Macuba sector Fabien Karemera appreciated all good things they have achieved through RSSP and assured that these terraces will help them stop farming in chaos and start farming in modern way which will be more productive.
Different leaders who were present at the opening of season 2013B asked farmers to always cultivate and plant on time to avoid delays which can result into poor production. The most important part of helping out farmers in this season is already done and only sensitizing people on the steps of farming is remaining.