The Western Province which borders the Western province in the west and the Northern Province in the north, is mainly composed of the large parts of the former provinces of Gisenyi, Cyangugu and Kibuye. Meanwhile, it still shares its Western border with the Democratic Republic of Congo, yet the Republic of Burundi borders it in the South.
Some parts of the province are located in a region, which is covered by a chain of mountains with so many rivers snaking between them. Despite the fact that these rivers produce an attractive scenery, they are still accounted responsible for the soil erosion especially during the rainy season, which they cause to the province.
The provincial authorities have therefore opened up a campaign of planting trees where they have been cut as well as reserving the old one, and they do these in the name of solving this problem-Soil erosion. Putting the artificial forests aside, the province has also got natural forests, where various species of animals reside and these include Nyungwe and Mukuru forests.
With the new redistricting arrangement, the Eastern province is then made up of 7 districts, which are being headed by the Provincial Governor-Sheik Harelimana Moussa Fazil, with his assistant Ngabo Amiel who is the Provincial Executive Secretariat (P.E.S).