The Rwanda Plumbers Organization (RPO) celebrated World Plumbing Day for the first time in Rwanda on Friday, an event held at IPRC Kicukiro with the sponsorship of the Institution of Engineers Rwanda (IER).
This event brought together different institutions to show what RPO has already achieved by working with their partners and also showcase their new projects and partnerships they need to implement these projects as a complement.
Bashir Katurebe Bulwanyi, who is the PR of RPO, highlighted one of the projects they have implemented in Gisagara District, South
Province, called MUNAZI Primary School WASH Project with the assistance of the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH), in March 2021.
“IWSH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with RPO with the intention of cooperating to provide water, sanitation and hygiene services to communities, constructing new school toilets for students and teachers respectively,” did he declare.
RPO President Jean Claude Twagirimana noted that RPO is looking forward to developing plumbing skills by organizing different plumbing workshops nationwide in five stages.
“Our goals are to promote best plumbing practices across the country and to raise awareness within the plumbing industry nationally and internationally,” he said.
And internationally, RPO is also working with its international partners, the International Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Foundation (IWSH) and the World Plumbing Council (WPC) in making plumbing challenges a program that does not only occur in Rwanda but all over the world through plumbing organizations and associations in different countries respectively.
RPO will host a plumbing workshop this year where top plumbing technicians will develop plumbing skills by training all plumbers.
World Plumbing Day is observed on March 11 around the world to raise awareness of the importance of plumbing in protecting public health.