The Buhanga Hill which is locally known as Egihondohondo where coronation of Rwanda’s kings takes place will be changed into an eco-park by the Rwanda Development Board because of its cultural significance.
The hill has a lake where the kings are bathed before coronation takes place and can be found in the 12 hectare forest which is also known for bird watching.
The head of tourism in RDB Rica Rwigamba said they are making plans to displace all the people living in the forest area so that a new eco-lodge can be constructed.
One of the workers at RDB said the place is mysterious because in 1977, Donat Nkikabahizi told then during the communal work to find the source of the lake and dry it which they failed to do but the next day Donat and his whole family disappeared mysteriously and they were not seen again.
According to the people living in and around the forest said every king in the country has bathed in the lake and no one is allowed to cultivate crops or cut trees in the area.