On 22nd May 2020, the Honorable Minister of Environment Dr. MUJAWAMARIYA Jeanne d'Arc has visited Maranyundo Radar Station in Bugesera District, Eastern Province.
Upon her arrival, the Minister was received by Mr. Aimable Gahigi, Director General at Rwanda Meteorology Agency and Radar engineers. In his welcome remarks, the Director General informed the Minister that the weather radar derived data are useful in generation of weather forecast of different intervals mainly the short-range weather forecast.
Furthermore, he said that the radar has its display mounted at Rwanda Meteorology Agency HQ, Kigali International Airport, Ministry of Defense, Ministry of Emergency Management, Ministry of Environment and National Emergency Command Center.
The Radar Engineers went through the weather radar operation and data processing and archives. They also demonstrated different particles and parameters that can be measured by the weather Radar in its precipitation and Windshear scans.
The Honorable Minister commended the great job being done by Meteo Rwanda to provide timely weather and climate information. She further reiterated Government support to ensure the institution delivers to its mandate.