08 Jul 2014

Gorilla Naming Ceremony Raises Rwanda Tourism Profile

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Kwita-IzinaTourism through the popular baby gorilla naming ceremony locally referred Kwita Izina which was launched Ten years back is playing a big role in improving the tourism profile of the Republic of Rwanda.

the RDB conservation division manager Telesphore Ngoga said while launching the gorilla conservation & community exhibition ceremony of this year which began in Musanze a week ago mentioned that As the Rwanda Development Board – RDB, they began various activities which are targeted at bettering people’s livelihood as well as promoting tourism the major activity.

Kwita Izina a Kinyarwanda expression that means baby naming event and it is a regular practice which was conducted by the people of Rwanda now introduced to mountain gorilla families as a way of marketing conservation of these international decreasing in numbers animals.

The exhibition which is to take Two days was launched to display the various activities began from the five percent contribution from the total revenue sharing structure of the tourism industry which is returned to assist them in their development pursuits. For those taking their Safari in Rwanda during this time, this is a great event worth witnessing.

The cooperative president Maria Patricia Uwisunze mentioned that they were in a position to launch Imbaraga Farmers Cooperative that is an agriculture plus livestock farming cooperative whose main reason for starting it was to assist farmers with the various agricultural issues they face.

She mentioned that this cooperative has more than 25,000 members which practice advanced agriculture and for that reason are in a position to enhance their livelihoods.

Uwisunze went on say that this cooperative goes on to offer out-developed livestock farming tactics to livestock farmers that is assisting them acquire improved productiveness from their farming activities.

Rwanda Development Board has been able to build more than Fifty seven kwita-Izina2primary schools in more than thirteen districts and serving more than 13,680 students.

Some of the built schools include Basumba Primary School located in Nyabihu district which was aided by this revenue sharing scheme is a school with six classrooms and supports more than three hundred and eighty students.

The Musanze caves which were formed through volcano eruptions a long time ago attracting a large number of tourists into the country but majorly to Musanze district thus contributing to overall development.

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