CIBITOKE March 30th (ABP) – The socio-cultural adviser of the governor of Cibitoke province (northwest), Ms. Jeanne-d’Arc Icitegetse, together with the Director of the Provincial Office of the Environment, Agriculture and Livestock (BPEAE) and several agricultural technicians, joined the people of Rusororo village in Rugombo commune on Thursday March 28, 2019 for drawing contour lines to protect the arable land. She winked at people who have not yet joined that erosion control program to change their mentality because it’s in everyone’s interest. She also took the opportunity to raise awareness of the reforestation of bare land for the protection of the environment and good rainfall.
According to the Director of BPEAE Cibitoke, Ms. Béatrice Nyabenda, the Kamakara sub village was chosen as a more rugged terrain, leaving soil fertility and organic manure through erosion, reason why Ms. Nyabenda called on the inhabitants of Rusororo and its surroundings to massively adhere to that contour drawing program coupled with the planting of the fixing trees such as pennissetum and tripsacum.
The BPEAE Director also said that with those contour lines, the arable land will no longer go to the rivers and the agricultural yield will be better. Ms. Nyabenda urged the agricultural instructors to collaborate with the village leaders and the people to schedule that kind of activity every Thursday, village per village.