North Kivu, located east of the DR Congo is gradually taking a new look. After years of struggle with rebellion, it is being renovated with new roads aimed at improving the living conditions of the population.
Inhabitants of North Kivu say very soon all the pain they experienced before will become an issue of the past.
“That is why we are asking God to to help our leaders complete the construction of roads so as to develop our towns. because sometimes they often express the wish to construct roads just to drop the plans later,” a Goma resident said.
The modernisation of roads is expected to improve movement and reduce transportation costs.
Experts agree that the renovation of the airport runway will help in reviving the economy of the mineral rich North Kivu.
“It has a very important impact. It’s going to relaunch tourism. For now people who want to get involved in tourism will no longer prefer Kampala or Kigali before coming to Congo. Everyone can board his plane and come to Goma,” North Kivu Governor, Julien Paluku said.
The population of Goma has been requesting officials to improve access to drinking water. Their greatest wish has been long term peace expected to help them maintain what has been achieved so far.