Last week, 20 journalists from different media houses operating in Rwanda were practically trained by the Media High Council (MHC) on how to report on issues related to Energy, Water and Sanitation sector.
The training held from 27th-31st January 2020, was organized in partnership with Rwanda Energy Group (REG) and Water and Sanitation Corporation Limited (WASAC).
Before heading in different districts where they met with citizens and local leaders, trainees were taken trough the status of Energy, Water and Sanitation Sector and targets for the NST1 (2017-2024).
The Executive Secretary of MHC, Peacemaker MBUNGIRAMIHIGO, said that the training aimed at engaging media practitioners in mobilizing and sensitizing citizens and institutions to fully understand their role in energy, water, and sanitation provision, management, and maintenance.
“As the Media, it is our role to use our voices and reach in supporting national programs that aim at achieving the targets for the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1) especially in the sectors related to Energy, Water and Sanitation.”He added.
Trainees were dispatched in different districts, namely Nyagatare, Rwamagana, Rubavu, Gakenke, Gisagara and Nyanza, where they covered stories on the aforementioned sectors. Each trainee was awarded a certificate of completion after the training.
According to WASAC, the target is to supply 743,844m3 per day in both rural and urban areas from a supply of 340,074m3 per day in 2019. On the other hand, 100% of households will have electricity with 52% from 46% today connected on Grid while 48% from 21% will be connected on Off-Grid.
Prepared by MUKANEZA Marie Ange
Public Relations and Communication Officer