KIGALI - Rwanda still has a long way to go in eliminating the Genocide ideology as new revelations indicate that the vice is still alarmingly high in some families.
This was revealed by the Chairman of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Unity, Human Rights and the Fight against Genocide, Evariste Kalisa during the beginning of a week-long parliamentary retreat.
The retreat that kicked off yesterday drew members of both chambers as well as external discussants. It is scheduled to assess the progress of unity and reconciliation and how the Genocide ideology can be uprooted from society.
In an interview with The New Times, Kalisa who headed a team of MPs that organized the retreat, said that recent reports indicated that Genocide ideology is alarming in homes and that during the five days, lawmakers will come up with strategies to deal with the vice.
“Unlike our previous strategy where we used MPs to eliminate the ideology in schools, we intend to use local leaders, the media and the society at large to deal with this problem,” said Kalisa.
Several experts are expected to give lectures to the parliament on the Rwandan history.
Some of those experts include Prof. Faustin Rutembesa Prof. Gamaliel, Prof. Paul Rutayisire, Damien Habumuremyi. Jean Damascène Bizimana, Brig Gen. Jerome Ngendahimana, Capt. Gerald Nyirimanzi and Pastor Antoine Rutayisire.
Parliament passed a law against Genocide ideology in 2008.