Ambassador Miyashita visits Gicumbi District

On November 2, Ambassador Miyashita visited Gicumbi District in the Northern Province to promote the interaction between Japanese and Rwandan local governments. He met with Hon. Mudaheranwa, Mayor of Gicumbi District.

Ambassador Miyashita said Interaction and cooperaton between Japanese and Rwandan local governments has been gaining momentum. I hope Gicumbi will also join this trend and contribute to grass-root understanding between Japanese and Rwandan citizens. Hon. Mudaheranwa, on his part, welcomed Ambassador Miyashita#39;s visit and showed his commitment to realize an interaction between Gicumbi and a Japanese local government.

Gicumbi District is located 2,300 meters above the sea level and takes advantage of this environment for the cultivation of tea and coffee. Dairy is another main industry in Gicumbi where 66% of all the households own cows. Ambassador Miyashita also visited the National Liberation Park Museum located in a northern village of Mulindi which exhibits the history of Rwandan civil war and liberation of the country.

Source: Embassy of Japan in Rwanda.