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Who gains from Kigali’s building boom?


Economic growth is fuelling a building boom in Kigali, the Rwandan capital, and the city is likely to be unrecognizable within a decade.

A government initiative called ‘Vision 2020′ is intended to transform Rwanda into a middle income country, with a healthy annual growth rate of seven percent.

Rwanda is one of Africa’s most densely populated countries and Kigali needs to deal with a rapidly growing population that already numbers 1 million.

The Vision 2020 construction boom is creating employment opportunities in a country where many have no jobs. At the same time foreign investors are also flocking to Kigali.