The Burera district vice mayor for finance and economic development Joseph Zaraduhaye said that the district is in a renewed bid to attract more contributions towards the Agaciro development fund.
While meeting residents of Butaro sector said that the initiative is aimed at making the country self-reliant as far as funding development ventures is concerned.
The initiative, which was launched in August 2012, is Rwanda’s first sovereign fund based on voluntary donations by Rwandans, well-wishers and corporate companies.
Joseph Zaraduhaye also called on ordinary Rwandans in Burera district to make voluntary contributions, regardless of the amount.
Following the launch of AgDF, several corporates announced institutional and individual staff contributions, which together ran into hundreds of millions of Rwandans Francs. Individual Rwandans, including a motorcyclist and cleaner, also took to the floor, and made contributions, with the former doing it through SMS.