A gift shop where everything is free, a SUE REID volleyball court can be found in Rwandan homes

The smiling and well -dressed staff at Rwanda’s Hope Hotel are happily waiting for their incoming – unusual – guests to arrive from the UK.

This week, as the Government overcomes legal challenges, visitors looking at the smart hotel are the ones who will be evacuated from the UK after failing to make their way. on the other side of the Channel on dinghies.

‘We want to make them happy here,’ Bakini Ismael, 34, manager of a 50-room house in Rwanda’s capital Kigali said yesterday. ‘We treat them as if they were paying visitors a holiday in Africa.

Everything is ready for them. We will provide free parks, and we have built beautiful gazebos in the garden where they can smoke, because we want them to have some fun in their lives. ‘

Guests are served three meals a day cooked by a Rwandan chef in a smart white dress.

It is a long way from British evacuation centers where 150 people are being held on a ‘no right to stay in the UK’ list amid security after being arrested by flying police.

Under a negotiated agreement between Britain and Rwanda, foreigners will be flown from Somalia, Sudan, Albania, Iran, Iraq, and Vietnam 4,000 miles on a privately chartered plane from London to New York. The land of East Africa where they land. Wednesday morning. They will take a half -hour drive from Kigali Airport to the Hope Hotel, a now well -appointed building with a four -story atrium to the roof, arranged in lush greenery. Wrapped with jacaranda wood and surrounded by wooden boards. .

There, guests slept in twin rooms with two mattresses covered with mosquito nets, colorful mattresses on the floor and solid pieces on the side tables.

On each side of the bed was a variety of bath gels and soaps, as well as a list of telephone numbers where they could call the hotel manager, search for an interpreter, or receive medical help at any time of the day or night on the cell phones provided to them upon arrival. .

Along the way there is a ‘thought box’ where they can complain if they don’t like the way the hotel is treated or find something wrong with the hotel service. There are also new washing machines installed for them to clean their clothes.

The United Kingdom will pay £ 60 per day for accommodation per visitor

The United Kingdom will pay £ 60 per day for accommodation per visitor

But none of the guests had to clean or wash the dishes after they ate at the air -conditioned restaurant. There are staff to take care of that. Guests are served three meals a day cooked by a Rwandan chef in a smart white dress, who is an expert in preparing halal dishes suitable for Muslims.

They also had a great time having fun, with a volleyball court being built next to the hotel. “We will give them everything they want,” Mr Ismael said.

He has the ring of truth. The new computers have been installed in special ‘business’ areas, so visitors can stay in touch with family and friends in their home country or in the UK. There are two prayer rooms, and a gift shop where everything is donated: from the park, to the box office and white shirts.

“We will do everything to make their lives better,” Mr Ismael said with a laugh. The UK will pay £ 60 a day for each visitor under a £ 120million deal to ‘offshore’ asylum applications in Rwanda, which enjoys a Mediterranean-style and with green land.

A spokesman for the Rwandan government said: ‘People coming from your country will not be detained. You shall not do that to strangers.

They will not be imprisoned, but they can leave and enter the Hope Hotel whenever they want. ‘

Once their asylum status has been determined, and if they have the right to stay here, visitors will always leave the hotel to go and stay in the center, and like other Rwandans.

The asylum process in Kigali is expected to take less than four months – much faster than the overstretched system in the UK where tens of thousands are forced, often for years, in hotels, apartments. reception and rental rooms.

In addition to the Hope Hotel, there are two other attractions in Kigali – the Rouge by Desir with a swimming pool and balconies with beautiful views of the Rwandan mountains, and the Hallmark which overlooks the villas. 20 with private gardens – blocked by the UK Government until October.

Guests will sleep in twin rooms with two mats covered with mosquito nets and a list of telephone numbers so they can get an translation, or get medical help. every now and then.

Guests will sleep in twin rooms with two mats covered with mosquito nets and a list of telephone numbers so they can get an translation, or get medical help. every now and then.

At Rouge e Desir, CEO Denis Bizimungu said: ‘We welcome these guests with open arms. We will try to make them forget the problems that left their country.

We want to make sure the idea of ​​sailing on a ship never comes back. We want their hearts to be filled with joy in Rwanda.

‘Under this treaty with Great Britain, all the costs of their residence are being paid by your Government.’

However, while it’s a good day to day life for non -travelers, their removal is the cause of angry lines in the UK.

Prince Charles was quoted as saying the deportation to Rwanda was ‘horrible’, the UN Refugee Agency said it violated human rights and a group of pro-migration humanities, including the help of left -wing lawyers, who are competing to leave tomorrow’s courts in the country.

Another problem raised by advertisers is the problem of people released in the UK from malaria in Rwanda.

The Hope Hotel in Kigali was home to the first refugees sent to Rwanda from Britain

The Hope Hotel in Kigali was home to the first refugees sent to Rwanda from Britain

Malaria, which is bitten by mosquitoes, claimed 700 lives there in 2016, a number that will fall to 148 by 2020 as the country’s 13 million people battled the disease with insecticide-laced mosquito nets.

He had the 15th highest

for malaria in the world, but thanks to health announcements by the free health service and the latest medications, there are currently only 1 percent of the world’s malaria deaths.

Most of the migrants counted were migrating from countries, such as Sudan, which have a higher rate of disease deaths than Rwanda.

The Daily Mail reported around the Hope Hotel that Rwandan officials were keeping a close eye on visitors to the home but they did not know how many people would be coming.

“We are in close contact with the Home Office in London and we know that court proceedings can be carried out until the plane takes off which will reduce the numbers,” said another.

He added: ‘When the plane leaves, your Government will send us a report of the passengers. If more than 100 can be accommodated at the Hope Hotel, both hotels are ready to take the extra. ‘

He pointed out that there were five hotels that British people could legally have access to when the Rwanda program began. The words of the Hope – written on large letters at the entrance – were: ‘Come as a stranger, leave as a friend.’

‘We hope it works,’ Mr Ismael said as he waved to us after our visit.

On the street in the shopping center, Rwandans are waiting for customers to visit them and spend a portion of the cash donations provided by the Home Office.

We were told they would come here because we were so close. They can buy sim cards, bananas, everything is there, ’said a man named Pierre standing outside a grocery store and small grocery stores.

There is a cafe, a bottle shop and hairdressers for women. There are fruit and grocery stores across the street.

‘We called it the Happy Hotel,’ said Pierre, in his fifties. ‘We hope Rwanda will be good for your visitors, and good for us too.’

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