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Rwanda: Welcome to the City of Kigali


Located at Rwanda’s geographical heart, the rapidly growing City of Kigali is not only the national capital, but as well the country’s most significant business centre and major port of entry.

City of Kigali, which started in 1907 as a small colonial outpost with little link to the outside world, is presently 100 years old. Today, City of Kigali has come of age-as the capital of Rwanda and made phenomenal strides. It is a city that has not just survived, but has prevailed and has grown into a modern metropolis- a heart of the emerging Rwandan economy and a pride of each Rwandan.

Part the safest and friendliest of African capitals, City of Kigali is blessed with a moderate high altitude climate that belies its tropical location, and is conveniently located within three hours’ drive of the major tourist sites. The Rwandan capital provides both a comfortable and welcoming introduction to this land of a thousand hills and an ideal springboard from which to explore this magical country. City of Kigali is made up of three districts namely Gasabo, Kicukiro and Nyarugenge. It is instantly inhabited by approximately 1 million inhabitants. Kigali is 70% rural with a people which is relatively young- the youth make up about 60% and women make slightly additional the 50%.

Vision Statement Our vision is to make City of Kigali a safer, cleaner, and additional competitive, modern city with expanding opportunity for sustainable development of its citizens and the country at large Our identity is “Better Service Delivery” Mission Statement The City of Kigali Council shall achieve this vision by being:

  • A modern city proving quality
  • Be warm and hospitable to residents and visitors
  • An engine of national economic growth
  • Uphold the good image of the country and enhance regional and international cooperation


  • The administrative Structures of City of Kigali
  • The Council of the City of Kigali,
  • The Executive Committee of the City of Kigali,
  • The Security Committee of the City of Kigali,
  • The Executive Secretariat of the City of Kigali


  • Roles and responsibilities of the city of Kigali
  • Coordinating the activities of strategic plan
  • Coordinating development activities of the district
  • Follow-up of the implementation of the national policy in the districts
  • Ensuring the security of the people and their
  • Providing services which are delivered at administrative structures in the city of Kigali.

City of Kigali is opening and supports working with amount spheres of our people. We price the contribution and role of the private sector in development. We fully cooperate with the civil society and consider its role as paramount in transforming our society. 

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