Agriculture, infrastructure-Development programme on priority
Gakenke district workers have emphasized that the district’s five year development plan will be focused on developing agriculture and infrastructure programmes which might be a developmental lift in the area.
This was resolved on December 18th 2012 during the meeting of the district officials and development partners to share ideas on District Development Plan (DDP).
During the meeting, the officials confirmed that education sector is improved and village settlement coverage is 71percent.
However, infrastructures such as electricity and roads in addition agriculture are a stumbling block to the development of the district.
It was agreed that 13 roads should be constructed and 20 roads to be renovated, so that residents get access to the markets and sell their produce.
On the issue of electricity, they plan to raise the number of people with electricity from 5-6 percent to 70 percent in the year 2018.
On agriculture, lands will be consolidated and productivity will be increased through the use of composite and factory made manure, so that 30.8 percent of residents are uplifted from under the poverty line.
In addition, four modern markets will be built and health centres will be renovated for better services.
The district administration in partnership with private sector plans to set up two maize factories and to make Kabuye hill a tourist destination dubbed “Roadside station.”