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Akagera Rhino Velo Race Winner Gets Arsenal Jersey

The annual Gorilla naming ceremony packaged as Kwita Izina is days away and preparations at the site are progressing.

Both men and women of this part of the country precisely the Kinigi village in Musanze district that hosts this international event are working together to build the stage using eucalyptus poles.

Others are already building an exact replica of the traditional Rwandan home which the kings mostly used.

However, in the eastern side of the country is another event dubbed Akagera Rhino Velo Race which has been ongoing. It is a cycling race and the overall winner was announced today taking home a branded #visitRwanda Arsenal jersey.

Other top seven cyclists also carried away an assortment of prizes that include bicycles, solar lamps, smart phones and water tanks.

According to Kwita Izina organisers, “The Rhino Velo Race aims to promote conservation awareness through sport.”

The cycling race event attracted over 150 residents of Kayonza District , visitors and friends of Akagera National Park. this race is a key side event in the run up to this year’s Kwita Izina ceremony scheduled for September 6th.

Meanwhile, Residents of Nyabihu district have received 296 cattle as part of RDB’s park revenue sharing program.

“It is a demonstration of the fruits of conservation being shared with community,” RDB says.

Under this park revenue sharing program, communities around the park receive 10% of all national park revenue. This revenue has been used to support 647 different community projects since 2005.

Through this revenue from parks, RDB has been able to build schools, clinics and water systems.

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