The only smoke you might see is of cooking, the mist in the mornings, or a car stuck on its way up a hill. Rwandans do not smoke in public whatsoever. After five days we saw the first and only Rwandan smoking in the shadow of his car, and we were told that he was probably a soldier, or a retired one…
People do not shout here. Not to each other, not at the children, and not into their mobile phones.
If you’re caught carrying a plastic bag you are committing a crime according to the Rwandan law. This law creates an atmosphere of environmental awareness and overall cleanness in the streets.
From laying pipes in trenches to parliament membership, women are well-represented. 56% of parliament members in Rwanda are…women!
|A signboard on the main street of Kamembe, Cyangugu:
“Give a red card to gender based violence and child abuse”