Karongi, 16 May 2016
President Kagame today attended the Launch of KivuWatt Methane Gas Power Plant.
“I couldn’t be any happier for what we have witnessed and to join you here today for the launch of KivuWatt Methan Gas Power Plant. KivuWatt is an example of what Rwanda stands for; we keep trying until we succeed. What is important for me is not these plants or their location, but the electricity that is coming from them. To our neighbours and friends, if you wish to put the pant to scale to serve both Rwanda and DRC, you are most welcome.”
“A great deal of scientific research and technological innovation was required, even more than was realised at the outset. Many of you thought it was an impossible dream. The high rewards, that we anticipated, were matched by high risks. But we have persevered, and today, with the 25MW being generated by this facility, we see that the technology is indeed viable.” The President added
The President emphasised on the fact that not only does the 1 Phase of the plant hold great promise for the country’s energy sector, but it also opens new possibilities for the citizens of the whole region.
“There is a still a long way to go. The lessons learned in building this facility should serve us well, and attract new investment, to the sector.”