Eleven cows worth Rw5.5 million were in Nyabihu district in the promotion of Girinka Program on this Tuesday the 17th September 2013 by the Rwanda Agriculture Development Board (RAB).
These 11 cows were given to the poor and vulnerable residents of Nyabihu district as support in the Poverty Eradication Program. These cows will help the owners have better health by providing them with milk, manure for manure and promoting people’s socio-economic welfare.
With thew exception of Shyira, Kintobo and Rurembo sectors, other sectors of Nyabihu district were given one cow each sector and 2 cows in Rambura and Muringa sectors.
These 11 cows were given out as an addition to the 27 cows that were given in July 2013 in the promotion of Girinka Program as per 2013/2014 performing contracts explains the veterinary doctor for Nyabihu district Eugene Shingiro.
People who were given these cows were asked to take good care of these cows as as to achieve the socio-economic development and get out of poverty and give to their neighbours when they reproduce.
Nyabihu district plans on distributing about 500 cows in Girinka Program in this economic year 2013/2014. In the last economic year 2012/2013, about 843 were given out when the district6 had vowed to give out 800 cows.
The number of cows to be distributed reduced due to lack of partner organizations that used to support the district in distribution of cows to local people.