The arrival of World Football governing body (FIFA) President, Gianni Infantino in Kigali has been set for Saturday afternoon. The FIFA President is scheduled to arrive at Kigali International Airport on Saturday afternoon, 15h00 en-route from Kampala, Uganda. Following his arrival, he will head straight to Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre in Gisozi to pay tribute to victims of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Accompanied by the FERWAFA President, Vincent Nzamwita, Infantino will then lay a foundation stone for the construction of FERWAFA Hotel, a ceremony which will attract different high profile officials.
The FERWAFA Village, whose construction works is expected to take 18 months, is estimated to cost Rwf. 3.85 billion.
The FERWAFA hotel is part of the FIFA development programme aimed at helping developing countries to establish infrastructure and facilities to boost the growth of the game as well as creating long lasting and sustainable income generation activities.
FIFA will finance 65% of the total cost while an additional financial support will be raised from other local banking partners.
Upon completion, the hotel is expected to ease on the cost that the Ministry of Sports and Culture (MINISPOC) incurred on national teams during residential training or accommodation for visiting national teams.
FERWAFA is also expected to use the hotel for commercial purposes to generate income for different footballing activities.