Hotel in Kigali closed over poor hygiene

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KIGALI-Hotel Classic, located in Kicukiro District in Kigali was on February 3 temporarily closed for flouting safety, hygiene, and sanitation standards.

According to the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), the hotel was shut down following a joint inspection. Apart from the temporary closure, the hotel also got a fine of Rwf500,000.

In addition, RDB reminds all tourism and hospitality entities to maintain high standards in line with existing laws and regulations.

Emmanuel Nsabimana, the Head of Tourism Regulation at RDB, said that the inspection is still ongoing in other entities.

Commenting on the timeline of the hotel reopening, Nsabimana said that much will depend on how they will comply with what they have been asked to correct.

Inspection is being carried out by various institutions such as the Ministry of Health, Rwanda Standard Board, City of Kigali, and the water utility, WASAC, among others.

The New Times


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